2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS w/1LS
This has been a good vehicle for our family. It has a little extra room the rear, more than the comparable vans from Toyota or Honda. This has been great for our busy lives. It has been reliable and average in repair needs and costs. The only problem we had was with the sensor in the side doors. It has sliding doors on both sides, which is great for when we have to park in the city and you can have kids get out on whichever side is safer. However we did have trouble with the sensors in the sliding doors not recognizing when the doors were shut and singing as we drove down the road. We attempted to have this fixed several times but the error came back. We eventually deactivated the sensors and we open and shut them manually now. The seats have been easy to move and the roominess has kept up with our kids growth. This model still has a CD player and a DVD player, both of which still work. The back up sensor has been super helpful. I also enjoy the height of the vehicle in traffic, it makes it easy to see and confident to drive with my kids on board. We will be passing this vehicle on to our 16 year old son as he learns to drive. We feel it is still a safe and reliable vehicle for him to start is his driving lessons on. Gas mileage has been consistent also.
2008 Chevrolet Uplander Base
My Chevy Uplander is an extremely comfortable and versatile van. It seats 6 passengers, 1 driver. The 2 Captain's chairs in the middle and the bench seat in the back fold down to make a very spacious cargo area. I use my vehicle for driving to work, animal rescue transportation, and Lyft driving. I bought it used with over 100,000 miles on it and was concerned about how well it would hold up. It now has 161,000 miles on it and is still reliable for all my needs. For an older vehicle - with 1 previous private owner and a previous life as an Enterprise rental vehicle - it has needed surprisingly little repair work. In addition to normal maintenance and tire/lamp/brake replacement, I have only needed to replace an engine mount and the heater core. My only complaint would be that there seems to be an issue with the onboard computer alerts to the dashboard; however, this is not affecting driving performance.
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS
I love this car I got it for very cheap do the body damage. But I was more interested in the engine and transmission. With 180,000 miles I was wondering what kind of problems I would have. But so far nothing has gone wrong. The drive is smooth and it is great on gas. 20 mpg and nothing less. I have always wanted something I could jump into and go across the country without worry of being stranded on the side of the road. As long as you keep the oil clean and keep the rust in check I feel like this car will last me years. The room in the is very nice. I have the seats out and a ladder holder on top. It looks like a utility van. Honestly I can do everything a truck can do. And if I ever need to I can just pop the seats in less than 20 minutes back to a family minivan. I highly recommend this car to anyone looking for something they can depend on.
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