2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Consumer Review: Tailgate or Lack of Tailgate!

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab - Consumer Review

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Tailgate or Lack of Tailgate!
By DWB on


2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


The tailgate has about 2 inches near the top on each side where it is gapped and lets in snow, slop and salt. Very poor design. Also, cab leaves little room behind the seats for storage. Front suspension is noisy and causes a flutter when driving. Had it back two times and dealership cannot solve the problem. Appears the front suspension system leaves alot to be desired. Nowhere close to the quality of my 1997 Chevrolet K1500 4x4. Rather disappointed with the quality for a General Motors product. 17 inch tires made by Goodyear are not as smooth as my previous truck 16 inch Dunlop tires. Bench seat was much better since the center seat is too far forward for an adult to sit comfortably.

Best Features

4.3l V-6 engine

Worst Features

Tailgate needs to fit properly; Front suspension needs improvement; Don't use Goodyear 17 inch tires; Add more room in the center seat and more storage behind the seat.
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