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2003 Chevrolet Venture Minivan

 
 

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Chevrolet Venture Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 185 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture

  • Despite its age, the Venture benefits from continual improvement. Not terribly refined, but loaded with value, the Chevy Venture is a solid minivan.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Carlike ride and handling, power sliding doors, eight-passenger seating option, available DVD entertainment system.

  • Cons

    Flimsy modular seats, poor interior fit and finish, coarse engine character, mixed crash test results.

  • What's New for 2003

    The Venture remains relatively unchanged for 2003. Base vans now have additional color options but many previously standard features are…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (6 total reviews)


Tail lights and headlights

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Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I see numerous complaints about tail lights and headlights for the Venture here. I've had and cured both issues. The brake lights burn out becuase of water collecting in the tail light assembly. The seals are unable to keep it out at highways speeds. Drill a 1/4 inch hole in the bottom of the tail light assembly to drain water out. Be sure and drill through the bottom bulb chamber as well. Headlights come filled with nitrogen. Don't as why. If the nitrogen leaks out they will fog up. You can change the bulbs without draining the nitrogen, but a new head light assmebly is available online for about the cost of a new bulb. That said, my Venture is reliable, comfortable and roomy.




Not happy at all

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Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I have owned this van for 28 months. I have had the brakes replaced, the rack and pinion twice, two engine seals, the power window motors, glove box latch, door handles, water pump twice, thermostat twice, coolant hoses, and the sliding door gaskets. You name it. I have had it in the shop almost monthly. I wish that I had never seen this car. And to top it off the car does not hold it's value. I am $8000 upside down on a car that is not reliable at all. I can't even trade it.




Great to be back in

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Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

This is my second mini van. My first one was a Ford.Before that it was a neon, a stratus and before all of them was a chevy camaro. Nothing but problems with all but the chevy. Moved on to Chevy Venture. The ride is much smoother. Next time around it will be a chevy again. It's great to be back with chevy and only have to take it in for scheduled maintenance only. No repairs. One thing I wish is that I had power sliding doors. Next time!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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Full 2003 Chevrolet Venture Review

What's New for 2003

The Venture remains relatively unchanged for 2003. Base vans now have additional color options but many previously standard features are now optional to keep prices down.

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