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By rhymas
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Overall a very nice truck. It does what I need it too, it is very comfortable and the ride is excellent. Even the fuel economy is good.


Best Features

Four doors, a great engine, and the infinitly adjustable power heated leather bucket seats.


Worst Features

Put the controls for the seat heaters somewhere else. I keep hitting them when I lower or raise the windows. Improve the defrost/defog function. In snow and cold weather, the wipers clog up quickly and the windows fog up even with defroster on max.


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CHEVY SILVERADO Z71 LS
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By J.Davis
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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I have had this truck for a little over 10 months so far and I absolutely love it. I have 16000 miles on it and have had no problems whatsoever. I love the sharp new front end and rear tail light design! I like the Vortec 5.3 but it seems like it needs a little boost in horsepower, it doesn't seem like 285, i think it should be around 300 or so. Gass mileage isn't the best i get about 300-400 miles every time i fill up. Also, the interior electronics seem out of date and need updating, but those are minor improvements. So far, the best vehicle i have ever driven!


Best Features

BOSE speakers, they really put out for a factory speaker. ample hp from 5.3L engine, great looks and a very quiet and comfortable ride.


Worst Features

Needs more horsepower and better interior quality like radio, knobs and levers. Don't like factory tires. Improve gas mileage.


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Outstanding Truck
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By sunman
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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After owning both a Ford, and Dodge (the worst)truck. This Silverado is a pleasure to drive. My wife calls it the "Lexus with a bed." I had a problem early on with the 4WD warning message appearing. After GM said that they had no fix. They finally determined that it was a faulty Encoder Motor. They changed it and it's been fine since. That has been my only issue. It's been very reliable. I find the interior materials much improved over former GM products. I would certainly recommend this truck to anyone. It rides and handles great. Very comfortable. 5.3L Engine has plenty of power, and yet gas mileage at 16.5/19 on average. Great for a large truck.


Best Features

Power/Heated Seats; Audio controls on the steering wheel; Message Center; 6 CD changer; Full back seat w/head rests for the kids; Added spray-on "Line-X" Bedliner, by far the best out there. Has made all the difference.


Worst Features

Not crazy about the new headlights appearance. Blind spot on sideview mirrors on inside lower corners. Makes it more difficult when backing up. Would prefer Cruise control on steering wheel, not on wand like my '84 Blazer. Perfect otherwise!!


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10k mile update
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By daltam69
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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Like the power of the 4.8 but I probably should have gone with the 3.73 axle ratio instead of 3.42 for a little better acceleration/pulling power. Barely getting 15.5 to 16mpg in mostly city driving. Overall very happy with this truck so far...like the smooth strong power and roominess. Ride is a little spongy but comfortable and quiet...looking to upgrade suspension for appearance/performance.


Best Features

Smooth powerful V8


Worst Features

A little more ground clearance


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Average Truck
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By mtbau
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 4dr Extended Cab LS Rwd LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I find this truck to be average. It has the steering thump noise, found in chevy trucks since 1999 that chevy won't solve. Also had mildew smell in the air conditioner, the dealer installed a circuit board to correct this. Also the truck has the common transmisson shudder on acceleration.


Best Features

The bose sound system, ride and fuel mileage are good.


Worst Features

Perhaps a little more thought at the design or upgrade stage could prevent these kind of unacceptable problems. Considering the many years chevy has built trucks this dosen't make sense.


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