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Old 08-01-2019, 03:48 PM   #1
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opinion on 2008 truck

2008 Chevrolet 1500 truck, 4WD and a 4.3V6. 123,000 miles. It is a one owner truck and is very clean on the inside and out. One small dent in the tailgate.

I'm looking at buying this truck but have a few questions:

Reliability of the 4.3? It will spend the majority of its life on the highway to and from work. Weekend project work-lumber hauling, truck parts, etc. Hardly any towing.

Never owned a 4.3. Always been a V-8 guy, except for the 2.7 in my Toyota.

It looks like a good deal but need a little more information.

Any ideas? Thoughts?

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Old 08-01-2019, 10:01 PM   #2
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We have 2 of them at my work and they get terrible mileage compared to a v8 truck of the same year . It does not make sense to me .
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:38 PM   #3
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10-4.

Thanks for the reply.

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Old 08-05-2019, 12:47 PM   #4
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Re: opinion on 2008 truck

I have an 06 Silverado with the 4.3v6. It has 250,000 miles on it and i drive it everyday.. Great motor, and I get 21 MPG's all day long. No bad for a 5000 lb truck.. I tow and pull all the time. biggest load close to 7k..
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:52 PM   #5
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Re: opinion on 2008 truck

We have had several 4.3's and have had not one single problem with them. Most of ours get in the upper teens on mpg.
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:30 AM   #6
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Re: opinion on 2008 truck

Thanks.

The wife's horoscope quote is killer.


The truck is in excellent shape. 1 owner and 123K (2008).

If it had a 5.3 I would have snatched it up first thing. Just not a lot of experience with the 4.3.

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Old 08-06-2019, 10:18 AM   #7
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Re: opinion on 2008 truck

I think that year the horsepower is 195 and the torque is 260? Its a great engine very reliable can get slightly better mpg on the highway but its pretty comparable to a 5.3 v8 really in terms of mileage. It sounds like what you will use it for will be fine I would buy it if its priced right.
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:49 AM   #8
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We just bought a 2010 with 12,000 miles with front sheet metal damage, grill bumper and hood, for $6,000. We have around $8,500 in it.
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:57 AM   #9
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My brother has a Silverado 4.3 with 200k miles on it. This truck still runs great.
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