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2003 Chevrolet Express Van

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My Express
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By Lori
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2003 Chevrolet Express Van 1500 AWD 3dr Van (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I love my van. I use it for transporting dogs to and from competitve events and vet visits. It's a perfect size for my purpose and its very easy to take seats in and out for whatever I need it. It's been very reliable. The only thing I've had repaired on it was a water pump gasket.


Favorite Features

It does not feel like a large vehicle when you're driving it. It has a great turning radius for a large van.


Suggested Improvements

I would like rear air conditioning and dual air conditioning in the front.


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This car has major problems from day one
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By TOM SCHUMANN
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2003 Chevrolet Express Van 1500 AWD 3dr Van (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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This car has major problems with it from day one. The first time in it and started it the check engine light was on. The car pulled to right, the a/c kept blowing warm. Engine tap. Tranny slips into reverse. Window kept coming loose. Blinker has moisture, bowtie was peeling. Multiple repairs on the right side sliding doors. Tierod replaced, gas pedal assembley replaced. Differential, had to be completely rebuilt. Glove box lock assembley, rear door windows both leaked water. Rear jack cover keeps falling off, seat belt retainers all broke off. Gas tank cap assembley replaced, gas gauge never read correct. 1/8 of tank left me 1 gal gas. This is all I can remember. p.s. The check engine light is on again, cause, fuel


Favorite Features

It started every day and went in snow great.


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My AWD Van
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By Crystal
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2003 Chevrolet Express Van 1500 AWD 3dr Van (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I love my van. I can throw so much stuff in it and drive it anywhere in the snow. I live on an 800ft gravel drive that is plowed by our farm tractor and the Van has never let me sit. We pack in six kids, two dogs, and two adults and go anywhere. The only problem is the price of gas.


Favorite Features

AWD


Suggested Improvements

None


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Buy the Extended Warranty
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By Bill
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2003 Chevrolet Express Van 2500 Rwd 3dr Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this vehicle to haul our six kids around, and had many problems due to poor GM quality (just get it through the bumper-to-bumper wty). For over $30,000 you don't get much for your money except a big 6.0L V8 engine: no rear cupholders, no rear headrests, rear bench seats uncomfortable for adults, poor fit and finish, and plastic parts break easily. Even with rear A/C it struggles to keep cool on 90 degree days. OEM tires needed replacing at less than 30K miles. Been recalled three times. Problems before 36K miles: radio failed, plastic window latch broke, door switch broke, door latch broke. Front bearings separated at 37K miles. A/C leak at 38K, rotors warped at 40K, window switch fail at 42K


Favorite Features

Lots of passing power but only 14 mpg on a good day.


Suggested Improvements

Cupholders and headrests for rear. Better A/C. Diesel option. Quality workmanship. Less flimsy plastic. More storage. Rear power outlet. Shoulder belts for all seating positions. Better seats. Quieter exhaust.


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By PCMS
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2003 Chevrolet Express Van 3500 Rwd 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

THE MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE IS THAT THERE ARE NO AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS AVAILABLE, NO BUG SHIELD, NO HOOD BRAS ETC. BODY IS CONSTRUCTED OF THINNER METAL THAN WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER NORMAL. I COMPARED IT TO MY DODGE VAN. THE WAY THE PLASTIC INTERIOR WALLS INTERLOCK IS A DISGRACE, ESPECIALLY AT THE PRICE I PAID. SOME PLASTIC JUST LAYS IN PLACE, NO INTERLOCKING MECHANISM. THE TOUTED OIL CHANGE LIGHT IS USELESS TO ME, IT GOES OFF AT 7000 MILES, I CHANGE MY OIL EVERY 3000. THE STEP UP, IF YOU ARE A SHORT PERSON, IS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT HOLDING ON TO THE SEAT AND PULLING YOURSELF IN.


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