Chevyorange-6 is the check digit,8 is the year designation.
The production sequence starts with 500001 and includes Saturn Vues which are also made there.
I can't explain the anomaly of the A3 designation on your 2LT.I'm guessing factory foul up.My 2LT has an A5.I'm scatching my head about the D GVWR designation in your VIN versus the C in mine.I'm thinking the difference in transmission puts yours over a weight threshold.
Your friendly GM partsman-once again !
08 2LT-Cardinal red,gray cloth,2.4, 5 speed
Concieved 4/22/08,born 5-15-08,delivered 6-10-08
Sticks are cool.Clutches rule.