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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Ol' Reliable
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By Bud Utecht
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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As a contractor, we work this truck hard, tow with it, haul with it, and it has never let us down. Comfortable, good ride, nice features. As with all GM trucks of this era the speedometer leaves a lot to be desired. We do have 170,000 miles on this truck. Still rock solid.


Favorite Features

Comfortable ride, reliable truck, best truck we've ever owned, I would buy another in a heartbeat, does everything we need it to and more.


Suggested Improvements

Speedometer cable (big pain), had to replace both automatic window motors (not complaining too much due to the high mileage).


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Quality Issues Already
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By Unhappy Owner
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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I purchased an '03 Silverado 3 days ago & already its at the shop. A vacuum assist pump is continually running making a very load noise from behind the dash. The dealer says they can't do anything & that this noise annoys their mechanics also. Numerous mechanics have complained about this noise, but Chevy corporate has done nothing. Good old American engineering! It’s been 21 years since my last Chevy & the experience is starting out like the last one (bad!). Also, had a paint problem upon delivery. If Chevy keeps this up there will be many unemployed Chevy workers looking for jobs at 711.


Favorite Features

Large roomy cab


Suggested Improvements

Better quality & fix vaccum pump noise. Those slanted headlights are ugly.


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2-3 upshift clunk junk
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By bhart7
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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i bought this vehicle brand new and around 2,000 miles it started to have a loud clunk noise in the transmission when it shifted from 2nd to 3rd gear. it has been progresively getting worse and Chevrolet will not do anything about it. They realize there is a problem with these transmissions. ....when it shifts it is so loud you think the universal joints are going to pop out. They have responded telling me that "it is a mometary reversal of the transmission output Chevy says "even if we replace the transmission we can't guarantee that the next one won't have the same problem. Want a Silverado headache????????


Favorite Features

my favorite feature i guess is the comfort of the ride in general. it rides like a big car and takes the bumps very well.


Suggested Improvements

Fire the engineers that decided to allow the transmission to momentarily reverse itself.


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Unreliable
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By Fed up
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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Constant engine, transmission problems. Also alot of exhaust noise.


Favorite Features

Very few.


Suggested Improvements

Make it more reliable with less plastic that falls off.


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This is bad all the way
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By flyer
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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Thought I would try G.M. one more time. What a mistake. I feel like a fool. Same junk they've always been known for. I'm stuck with this piece of crap for 4 years. Next time back to DODGE, THE RAM.


Favorite Features

The trailer hitch


Suggested Improvements

There's not enough space to list it all.


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