2003 Chevy Express Cargo Review

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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Strong powertrains, unique access doors, multiple configurations, optional all-wheel drive.
  • Plasticky interior, handling still awkward despite improvements.

With the addition of new engines and features, the Express (and its twin, the GMC Savanna) is pretty much the only game in town if you're looking for a full-size van that doesn't look and drive like it was designed two decades ago.

2003 Highlights

The Express Cargo van gains numerous improvements for the '03 model year. Under the hood, the Express now features GM's lineup of powerful Vortec engines, from the base 200-horsepower V6 all the way up to the hard-charging 300-hp 6.0-liter V8. All-wheel-drive models are also available for the first time, and all Express vans get four-wheel disc brakes with ABS. Driver-side 60/40 access doors and swing-up access panels have also been added as an option along with revised front-end styling, larger stabilizer bars and a stronger frame. Inside, the Express gets redesigned seats, improved lighting and ventilation systems and dual-stage airbags on all light-duty versions.

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4.25 out of 5 stars
Haul Away!
Matt,02/23/2008
2500 Rwd 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
Bought van used in 06 w/ very low mileage. Ample space and hauling capacity. Great, modern look for a work van. 4.8 V8 is reliable as they come, but underpowered for a van this size, especially if you carry a massive amount of equipment as I do. Then again, these vans are made for hauling, not speed. I will buy another Express in the future, but instead go w/ the larger 6.0L engine.
4.63 out of 5 stars
Repeat owner
jarhead66,03/30/2003
3500 Rwd 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
Excellent work vehicle, third one in as many years, only drawback is it's poor mpg however. Even with careful driving it only gets around 10 in the city.
5 out of 5 stars
GREAT FOR BUSSINESS
chckc,11/15/2002
3500 Rwd 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
This is my first Van.I bought month ago,already drive 10500 miles in one month,its great vehicle,interior is great,better then older model,more space.
4.63 out of 5 stars
Chevy Express Cargo Van
polecat,11/03/2003
3500 Rwd 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
Initial problem with power steering. At 60000 miles brake cylinder leak. Terrible alignment problems with heavy loads

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Used 2003 Chevrolet Express Cargo Overview

The Used 2003 Chevrolet Express Cargo is offered in the following submodels: Express Cargo Van. Available styles include 2500 Rwd 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 3500 Rwd 3dr Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A), 1500 Rwd 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 3500 Rwd 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A), 1500 AWD 3dr Van (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 2500 Rwd 3dr Ext Van (4.3L 6cyl 4A), and 2500 AWD 3dr Van (5.3L 8cyl 4A). Pre-owned Chevrolet Express Cargo models are available with a 4.3 L-liter gas engine or a 6.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 300 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2003 Chevrolet Express Cargo comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2003 Chevrolet Express Cargo comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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Should I lease or buy a 2003 Chevrolet Express Cargo?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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