Used 2003 Chevrolet Venture Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2003 Chevrolet Venture - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

96 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Venture model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Excellence performance for 110000 miles
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By AlwaysChevy
on

Vehicle

2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought the car brand new. Liked the 8 seats. Computer shows average gas mileage as 25 mph. Reliable performance for all these years. I strongly recommend a Chevrolet minivan if you want a good vehicle for carrying 8 people for long distances.


Best Features

Onstar system. The modular seats. Ability to carry 8 people comfortably.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Don't Buy It.
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Canadian Owner
on

Vehicle

2003 Chevrolet Venture Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Bought it brand new in 2003. Regret the purchase. Resale value is poor. Coolant is leaking from manifold intake. Transmission problems. Air conditioning not working. Junk! No Wonder that gm is in trouble.


Best Features

8 seats.Ride is OK.


Worst Features

Build like Toyota to last,


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Discontinued for good reason.
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Iversjohnson
on

Vehicle

2003 Chevrolet Venture Value Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Year one - transmission rebuild, brakes gone at 22000, interior lighting failing, engine overheating in summer. Year two - additional interior lighting failure, power door locks no longer function, lift gate strap pulls off, arm rests come loose on driver door and front passenger door, engine still overheating after several repairs. Year three - down to two or three dash lights no center console lights left, engine still overheating after additional repairs, transmission shifting hard and clunking (dealer replacement in year one). Year four plus - barely driveable despite regular maintenance and numerous dealer repairs.


Best Features

If you like lemonade this is your vehicle!


Worst Features

Burn or shred all documents at GM pertaining to the Venture van.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Never Again
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Never again
on

Vehicle

2003 Chevrolet Venture Value Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Started with electrical problems early on, door latch mech. fixed 2 times, wanted me to pay for the 3rd. Then replacement of a failed lower intake manifold gasket - read dex-cool - $700.00. Now service engine soon light flashing - helacoile rocker stu. & hardware $239. on 1/2007. Same thing on 11/2007 - $239...and my favorite 1/12/2009 - 6 failed, will fix for $2,500. Worst car experience I've ever had..$3,100. for a dealer trade-in - I can't even do that, not worth fixing. Thinking of painting it yellow and parking it in front of the dealership.


Best Features

Built in infant seat


Worst Features

Stop production


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Great Purchase as a used car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By djustice
on

Vehicle

2003 Chevrolet Venture LT Entertainer Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is my 4th mini-van. Three Plymouth Voyagers were huge headaches. Purchased this vehicle used, new vans are out until the last of three daughters are out of college. The van is very comfortable with 8 passenger seating. The second row middle seat can be folded down to reveal cupholders and doubles as an armrest. Storage is great. Handles well and is very nice to drive. Our grandchildren love the DVD player. Great on vacations. About 24 MPG highway, loaded with people and luggage. At about 65,000 miles it required a transmission overhaul but was covered by my extended warranty. Have had some problems with drivers side power window. Overall we love this vehicle. Great buy as a used car.


Best Features

8 seats, power side door, DVD, flexible seating arrangements, fuel mileage is pretty good, drives well on trips. Built-in child seat is great. Feels more solid on the road than Chryslers.


Worst Features

Driver's armrest is too low. Sun visor is at a funny angle.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT