2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Consumer Review: Not impressed with American tr

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Consumer Review

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Work Truck Extended Cab Pickup (5.3L V8 4x4 4-speed Automatic 8.2 ft. Bed)

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Not impressed with American trucks
By alex on


2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


I drive this because its a company truck. Let me first say I am biased because I hate automatic transmissions- they stink for mountain driving, and I live and work in the mountains. The auto gearing is terrible for steep descents on this truck and other automatics. The truck has got 6000 miles on it and the gas gauge just broke and the check engine light came on. It is constantly beeping with alerts and warnings. It does not go smoothly in and out of 4wd and 4 lo is super hard to get into. I am comparing this to my 1989 (almost 20 years older) Toyota which shifts in and out of 4wd and 4lo way smoother- (and the gas gauge still works.) Otherwise this is a very comfy and smooth truck.

Best Features

Comfy independent seats, plenty of power, fold up bench rear seat.

Worst Features

Manual tranny
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