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2003 Chevrolet Astro Minivan

 
 

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Chevrolet Astro Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2003 Chevrolet Astro

  • Other than its ability to mimic a SUV in terms of towing ability and cargo space, there's not much about the Astro van that makes it a viable choice over its numerous competitors.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Big-van capacity, small-van package, available all-wheel drive, high towing ability.

  • Cons

    Engineered in the early '80s, iffy crash test scores, cramped front footwells.

  • What's New for 2003

    All 2003 Astros have larger 16-inch aluminum wheels and an improved braking system.

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (24 total reviews)

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Bullet proof family hauler

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Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Astro AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)

My wife and I purchased a used Chevy Astro after researching other vehicles. For the money, it cannot be beat. It is incredibly reliable and has ample room for our five children. We looked at a Toyota Sequoia, Honda Pilot, and car-based minivans such as the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. We kept coming to the same conclusion that the Astro with its reliable engine and transmission, room for 8 and low ownership cost was tough to beat. With essentially the same drivetrain since '85, Chevy worked out all the kinks. We picked ours up for $7,200 with 74,900 miles. I analyzed the cost per mile and the Astro was far cheaper than any comparable vehicle. We intend to keep the vehicle until it dies.




Love the van

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Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Astro AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)

I had an astro before this one drove it for 10 years no problems except the sliding door locked and couldn't open inside or out. It made 24 MPG. Bought a new one because we liked the old one for the room (took out the seats and we could haul 4x8 sheets of plywood. They have good clearance and AWD grip the road when lots of snow and ice ( better than our 1/2 ton 4WD pickup) Also has 5000# tow capacity. But we were very disappointed with the gas mileage on the 2003. We lost 8 to 10 MPG can't understand what happened? It has the same engine as the old one and we drive it the same way.




2003 astro

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Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Astro AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this van to use on boat ramps to put my boat into and out of water. I have used it in Knoxville and around Douglas Lake. The van has been no farther than 50 miles from Knoxville. It was a program vehicle with 4000 miles when I bought it. I traded a 1994 Astro van I bought at West when I bought this one. It still runs like new as one would expect with such low mileage. West has serviced the vehicle twice per year since I've owned it.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 16
  • highway
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Full 2003 Chevrolet Astro Review

What's New for 2003

All 2003 Astros have larger 16-inch aluminum wheels and an improved braking system.

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corporal28
corporal28
11-19-2002
I was able to add keyless entry to my wife's 2001 Honda Accord LX. I would like to do the same for my sister's 2003 Chevy Venture. Anyone out there know where to buy these "factory" add ons?...


dang3
dang3
02-06-2003
I bought a new Astro in 1995. I was so pleased over the years that I bought a 2003 Astro 2 weeks ago....


spike99
spike99
06-23-2008
Thanks for your concern.... For your records, there's a known problem with the ABS system on the Astro/Safari vans. There's an official TSB but NO recall. Still amazes me why no formal recall....