2008 GMC Savana 1500

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$23,070

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2008 GMC Savana 1500

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Interior space
  • V-8 performance
  • Towing capacity
  • Cargo-hauling capacity

The bad:

  • Fuel economy
  • Maneuverability
  • Stability and handling

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LT Wagon

  • LS Wagon

  • Base

  • Cargo

    $23,070

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Notable features

  • Five available engines
  • Up to 15-occupant capacity
  • Three duty levels
  • RWD or AWD
  • Available cargo van

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 2.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 3.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Excellent Truck

This is a great truck. Stylish and powerful. The only con is the MPG on backroads. Otherwise I have no complaints about this vehicle. It was a great purchase

3.6

Does what I bought it to do very well.

Needed a vehicle for towing my boat, fishing vacations, and occasional transportation of as many as 8 people to family functions. Had to have something that would also be able to climb my steep driveway when it's covered with snow and ice. Didn't want to burn my last year's pay before retirement buying it either. Comfort: Van is quite comfortable on long trips. Performance: As expected. Van is big and heavy. I can trounce a school bus or loaded semi at the stoplight grand prix even if I am towing my 2,750 lbs. boat and hauling a cabin load of vacation stuff. Gas mileage? Vehicle nicknamed Global Warming. Any questions? I knew mileage was awful before I bought it. Exterior styling? We're talking about a van. It is butt-ugly. They're all 4 wheeled boxes with weak attempts at aerodynamics. They're all ugly. Interior styling is really cheap looking in some areas. (driver & passenger side front arm rests feel like they'll fall off if you look at them wrong). At best interior is simply okay. But it is huge. Surprised it doesn't have its own zip code. Get the rear passenger area heating and air conditioning. Vehicle is quite comfortable on long trips. GM could get rid of 95% of the interior rattles by simply putting a piece of rubber strip between the bench seats and the floor. I know. I did. Makes a huge difference. I contacted GMC about it. They never responded. Value for the money: Vehicle does exactly what I bought it for very, well. And it didn't cost an arm and a leg. Very pleased with it. Reliability: Not a single repair needed. Buy another one of these tomorrow. If your needs are like mine I give the vehicle my highest recommendation.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by GMC
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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