2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Consumer Review: 2 1/2 yr review

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche - Consumer Review

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1500 Crew Cab Pickup (5.3L V8 4x4 4-speed Automatic 5.2 ft. Bed)

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2 1/2 yr review
By JC on


2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


We'll I bought it because of the bed conversion capability. It seemed like a good idea, but in actuality more of a hassle to convert to full bed. The bed panels are a chore to remove and store. If you plan on using the full bed a lot, then get a regular pickup! No issues with the engine, but that's where it ends. In 2.5 years I've been to the dealer for new rotors and pads all around at 5,000 miles, steering shaft replacement, Bose radio replacement, rear window replacement, faded cladding, center mount brake light replacment, regrease steering shaft, failed rear end, and failed transmission. All fortunately covered under warranty except the tranny. I baby the thing. I've never towed or gone off road.

Best Features

The ride and seating comfort, 5.3L V8

Worst Features

Do away with the cladding, add power rear window,
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