by thisguy3 on Sep 5, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Recived this car with 95000 miles from family member, and have a mostly possitive experience. The V6 has plenty of low end torque, so much that we used to use it as a pickup for lumber and things, steering has very good feel for a minivan, although is a bit heavy at low speeds, and is fairly comfortable.
by md2011 on Sep 20, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
We bought this car used in Dec 05'.
Had 30K on it.
it has been a very dependable vehicle for the past 6 years.
Impressed with the mpg even when the van is loaded and have the ext version (gotten 28mpg traveling from NYC to North Carolina).
Maintenance has been: oil changes every 4 months, cabin air filter, air intake filter replaced at 45K, transmission fluid and filter changed at 45K.
Things that have broke are, glovebox handle, headlights are fogged, rear seatbelt stuck.
The only issues I have with the vehicle are, poor headlight illumination, mushy brakes (no matter what we've done to improve them), and taillight keeps burning out. Overall a great vehicle!!
by fedup26 on Jul 23, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
With 89K miles, I have replaced:
head gasket, power window motor & switches, tail lights, transmission cable, computer chip, engine mount.
In addition, the latch for the glove compartment is broken, the sliding side door does not work.
Also, the piece holding the power window motor has deteriorated. Can easily be replaced at a cost of $700 by ordering the part from Canada. Now, I'm looking at worst case senario a rebuilt engine (not going to happen), best case senario another $1500 bill.
I wil follow my kids' advice - get a new car.
I will never purchase another GM product.
by gotribe2 on Apr 22, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Bought in 2003 from dirtbag Bob Serpentini's now defunct Aurora dealership. The rust on the passenger side rear wheelwell is epic. The windshield wiper motor and wiper transmission have a mind of their own since 45K, 2 replacements at $300 a piece. Now the windshield has a leak somewhere too. Once this thing was out of warranty it started crapping out. NO GM HERE EVER AGAIN.
by Steve on Feb 5, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Bought our van new in 2003 in time for the birth our twin boys. Comfortable, reliable vehicle for a family of 5. We have taken several long trips to Disney World, Nashville and Boston through all kinds of weather with no problems. We currently have over 80,000 miles on the vehicle with no major repairs just regular maintenance. Looking forward to taking our next road trip our family has spent many happy miles driving in this van and expect to spend many more over the next several years. Wish Chevy still made this van so I could buy another when I replace my Chevy S- 10 blazer (which still runs great)with 180,000 miles, this is my 6th Chevy vehicle, others all ran great for 200,000 miles
by Duroch on Dec 31, 2009 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Anything electronic is troublesome. (Daytime running lights only work if it is foggy. Oxygen sensor died.Heater controls intermittently quit.) Heater became weak in year two. No mechanical problems after 6 years driving.I get up to 34 mpg(Can) and I am usually loaded.
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