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bull and bear market reliablity
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By Ross Langill
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2008 GMC Yukon XL SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD w/3SA (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I have owned 8 Chevy Suburbans or GMC Yukon XLs or Yukons. All very reliable and great in snow and ice. The markets always open regardless of the weather in Wisconsin so dependability is a must. The best was my 2008 Yukon XL on Michelin tires. Money saving E-85 engine with beautiful ride thanks to the French.


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Awesome all around SUV
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By Boyce W Johnson
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2008 GMC Yukon XL SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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If you want hauling gas mileage pick the flex fuel option forth every penny.


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I think that I have a lemon and I am so sad.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By vgfree
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2008 GMC Yukon XL SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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We bought a 2008 Yukon XL for the first time.
We have always had Chevy Suburbans.
We were told that this was a higher quality vehicle.

Since 2009 we have had issues with a grinding noise when the engine was warm from the sun and we started it up.
The first time in 2009 we changed out the AC Compressor.
The next year we had a cilindar collapse 11,000 miles later,
we had the same cilindar collapse. Luckily "The Plaza" in Omaha Nebraska covered the problem again when we were over the 100, 000 mile warranty.
We now have a oil leak.
We have heard from Hiley that as soon as we fix this we will be okay.
We have heard this before.
I am sad because I loved my Yukon XL.
It didn't love me!


Worst Features

The Flex Fuel Engine. I am told if we get a Denali we will be okay. Really? Who is going to pay for my upgrade besides me?


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Big Powerful and Roomy
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By J.Herrera
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2008 GMC Yukon XL SLE 1500 4dr SUV w/3SA (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Absolutely like my truck, problems is that has been at the dealer for electrical problems, 3 times with Onstar wiring problems and 2 times with battery discharging issues, had to call roadside assistance numerous times for jump starts before dealer replaced battery couldn't find anything wrong before that, so far Onstar is working but had to call roadside assistance twice again for jump start, seems like battery is too small for so much electronics but dealer says they are rated by Amps not size, I will replace battery later on


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My three kids love this truck they love the roominess specially when the 3rd row is added, I like look of the front end(fascia)and specially the power that puts out when I need it, downside is that I get about 15 mpg hwy and around 10 mpg city


Worst Features

Back seats needs to be reclining for better comfort on long drives and maybe a bigger/deeper cycle battery that won't discharge as fast


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Lemon?
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By Mom of Many
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2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A)


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After a month, we had to replace the alternator and water pump. Within the first year, we had several electrical problems, including navigation, faulty fuel sensor gauge, turn signal didn't make noise, we were driving the car but it registered to be in Park, we put the car in Park but it kept rolling forward, power seats shuttered as we moved them, power folding 2nd row didn't always work. Additionally, windows shook excessively, brakes made noise after a few thousand miles, the power liftgate made strange loud noises. We got rid of this piece of junk after only 11 months of owning it.


Best Features

Strong powerful engine.


Worst Features

Become mechanically sound like Toyota or Honda.


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