by akk050708 on Feb 5, 2014 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my van in 2010 with 100,000 miles on it already. Here it is Feb.2014 and I have put almost 71,000 miles on it. When I bought it, it had a transmission slipping problem. I drive it daily with this problem & as long as you don't gun it at a dead stop,
& give it time to shift from reverse to drive it doesn't slip. But does have tranny issues. I have also had my ABS go out at about 140,000 miles. I still can drive it daily & has never failed me even with those issues. I have had some break repairs done, but other than that it's been regular routine maintenance. I would buy this van again if they had newer models. It's been extremely reliable, never stranded me & my family.
by busdriverjosh on May 27, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
We bought this used and had a transmission solenoid go out in two months.
Soon after the ABS and AWD started to quit.
You can turn the ignition off to reset it but it's still a pain.
Also, the wipers have a design flaw that allows the area to fill with snow and ice so the spring breaks if it's not cleaned out before use.
We like it and it has a lot of room and great features, but it's just not reliable.
by Jerome Miranda on Jan 3, 2006 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
This vehicle rides smoothly and quietly. I cannot see paying thousands more for the additional supposed reliability, etc. of either the Toyota or Honda comparable product, although both are also excellent vehicles. My only complaint is with the gas mileage, 25 mpg tops for "highway". Excellent drive in snow and rain. Flexible seating allows for multiple use under varying conditions. No water leaks, no nuisance issues, no performance issues.
by doublell1 on Jan 1, 2006 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
This van is by for the best van for the year. Just got back from a 3500 mile road trip. Smooth ride on interstate and 2 and 4 lane back roads. Mileage was good at around 25-28 with a full load of people and cargo. Next one will be an '05. Too bad Chevy replaced it with a Uplander!
by Caroline9971 on May 28, 2004 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
This van has more than enough room for
all. The seating is changable enough to
handle my crazy shopping (food
sometimes and lumber other times).
Great to drive and looks good too. A
class act for someone who doesn't want
to be a mini-van mommy but has to be.
by Janet L. Kraus on Apr 18, 2004 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
My van is "trailer towing" equipped and
I've found its performance to be
exceptional. Highway mileage without
my boat is 23+ mpg; with my boat it's
21+ mpg. It's tops for comfort,
reliability and just plain fun to drive.
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