2008 Chevrolet Express Passenger Van User Reviews
LT 3500 Regular Wheelbase shown
- $10,854 - $13,329
- No trim specified for this review
- Has a lot of cargo space and pulling power. Reliable.
- 9 miles per gal. Design flaw with wire harness. Wire casing wore through and shorted out.
I love it. It is originaly a 12 passenger van but, (being able to take the seats out) it's become a real workhorse as a cargo vehicle. Over all It has served me well in making deliveries and pulling a 5400 lb camper. It kept on going even after I crashed the front end. I can count on it to do a good job with whatever I do. But, as vans go, it can roll over easy and there is a huge blind spot on the drivers side support frame, between the windshield and door window. If you are thinking of getting a van for the 1st time, be careful in your turns. It's not a sport car....read morehide
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- Safe, cheap-eash, comfortable, power, good cargo, easy to drive, reliable
- Seats are an old design, compared to other vans
Have been using the 2004 model, on occasion, for long / camping trips. Also for working on contracts 1,400 miles away from home, where not always cheap hoptels/studios are available. I do Engineering/Design/R&D work, and with most of the jobs in this line gone to China, I have to grab the ones many miles away from home. From this point of view, having my own home on wheels made me feel very safe when the hotel was too expensive, or the studio too far from work, or not yet ready for my occupancy.
Also, if you want to see America, not from the air, but the real America, on a road trip, this is the best thing to own, if you can't afford to cough up half a mil for a touring-bus-home. Don't expect any miracles, and you will be happy with it. It is what it is, but for what it is, it does a superb job. Been driving many times for 18 hours without stopping, but to gas up. It is safe and very comfortable. MILELAGE: w the 6L engine, you get 20 on the interstate, and 11 in the city. For what it does for you it is a good number. Good lucl with it....read morehide
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- Maintenance problems, Poorly designed, Can't tow.
Our 2002 Chevy Express had its 3rd differential put in at 48k miles. Even though every mechanic has agreed that a differential normally lasts the life of a car, GM refuses to take any responsibility for the problem.
Also, even though the van was sold with a tow package, its not capable of towing even a light trailer. Our trailer is much lighter than the weight limits in the manual but still caused the back end to be too low to drive safely.
My wife and I are 45 and have owned several cars over the years. This is easily the worst and least reliable car we've ever owned....read morehide
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- Great A/C, good ride for its size, strong engine and brakes.
The Express is so versatle, what else can haul 12 people, and can
also haul tons of cargo. This van can hold more that a pick up.
The 2008 has big improvements over previous years. I am on my
second Express, and my last one was trouble free. I only buy the
12 passenger vans, easier to park, and get around town....read morehide
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- Comfortable ride, great brakes, powerful engine
- door hinge restraints pitiful
Having driven a Ford 15 passenger van for 7 years & just changing over to the 15 pass. Express I noticed several differences. The most appealing (to me) was that the brakes were superb & no front end "juddering" when the pedal was applied. The ride was also more comfortable with MUCH less interior engine noise (I could hear the radio & my passenger talking) & the shock absorbers/tires smoothed out the roadways (including smaller 2 lane roads).
The passenger seats were easier to dismantle & the driver's seat was soft on the butt for long (7 hour drives).
I probably will never buy a Ford 15 passenger van again. That's how impressive my new van was....read morehide
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- No trim specified for this review
- You name it.
What a POS. If you want to block the road...this baby is the best. Poor gas milage, ugly, hard to drive or park and you can't wait to do the latter. This heap is on its last legs. The General better not burp another one like it. Will not be missed.
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- great fuel economy and traction control and safety features
i use this van for carrying lots of stuff around it fits fine every one
likes the express better then the ford van f150 which has lots
of problems one of my friends have one it has no power windows
no air condition or traction control or all wheel drive and they put in
cheap tires. My friend got rid of it and got the express 350...read morehide
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