Has anyone installed Mavericks on a pre-unibody 2008 Macbook Pro?

Im hoping to get another year out of my pre-unibody 2008 MBP, and am curious what the experience is like running Mavericks? This model is intel based so i am currently running a clean install of Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

Right now its sluggish as all hell, talking almost 3 minute bootup, minute shutdown at least, and too may app bounces to count..even on apps like chrome. Not to mention sub 40 minute battery if that! (1 year old replacement battery)

I take good care of it and i guess i should be happy its lasted this long, just hoping Mavericks tightens things up a bit!