Used 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Pros

  • Roomy extended-cab models, strong V8 engines, innovative features.

Cons

  • Cheap interior materials, questionable build quality.

Used 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for Sale

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003 2dr Regular Cab Rwd SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
195,379 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Base
H&h Used Cars
13.5 mi away
List$4,950
Est.Loan: $101/mo
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Rare Truck Short Bed With 6.0L Motor Been Serviced Regularly H & H Used Cars is a family owned business with roots dating back to the 1950's. All of our vehicles are Va inspected, serviced, cleaned and emission tested. Most of our business is word of mouth and repeat business. That speaks volumes to our character and quality of our vehicles. We were voted best used car dealer in Loudoun County last year. Our Processing Fee is $100.00 for Va residents. For more information visit us on the web at www.hhusedcars.com
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003
83,100 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
LS
List$11,500
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Vortec 4.8L V8 SFI ** RADLEY VIP INCLUDED** Oil changes, tire rotations, alignment checks, engine light diagnostics and state inspection. Our goal is to make sure your next purchase will result in a high quality trade in later on down the road. Recent Arrival! This vehicle is located at Radley Chevrolet 3670 Jefferson Davis Hwy Fredericksburg VA 22408. Phone 5408984000.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
71,466 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Base
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
164,745 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
LS
List$10,900
Est.Loan: $223/mo
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
185,910 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
LS
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003 4dr Extended Cab SS AWD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
146,616 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
SS
I-Deal Cars
90 mi away
List$12,990
Est.Loan: $265/mo
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
178,708 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
LS
Car Guys Online
97.9 mi away
List$4,990
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003
171,219 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
LS
Diehl's Ford Sales
98.3 mi away
List$7,486
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003
245,524 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
LT
(3)
SMH Auto Sales
27.1 mi away
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003
94,024 miles
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500
LS
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003 4dr Extended Cab SS AWD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
156,059 miles
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500
SS
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
85,873 miles
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Base
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
283,466 miles
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Base
Weimer Ford
80.1 mi away
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003
97,853 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
LS
Lawrence Chevrolet
87.5 mi away
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003
124,525 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
LS
Thomas Chevrolet
88.4 mi away
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003 4dr Extended Cab LT Rwd SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
137,838 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
LT
(5)
Jones Buick GMC
94.4 mi away
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FREE 20 YEAR / 250,000 MILE WARRANTY, BLUETOOTH, HEATED LEATHER SEATS, MEMORY SEATS, STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS, BEDLINER, TOW PACKAGE, RUNNING BOARDS, 3.42 AXLE RATIO, 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES, 6 SPEAKERS, 6-WAY POWER DRIVER SEAT ADJUSTER, 6-WAY POWER FRONT PASSENGER SEAT ADJUSTER, ABS BRAKES, AIR CONDITIONING, ALLOY WHEELS, AM/FM RADIO, AUDIO MEMORY, AUTO-DIMMING DOOR MIRRORS, AUTO-DIMMING REAR-VIEW MIRROR, AUTOMATIC DUAL-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL, AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL, BLACK LEATHER WRAPPED RIM STEERING WHEEL, BODYSIDE COLOR-KEYED MOLDINGS W/BRIGHT INSERT, BODYSIDE MOLDINGS, BUMPERS%3A CHROME, CD PLAYER, COLOR-KEYED CARPETING AND FLOOR MATS, COLOR-KEYED GRILLE SURROUND, COMPASS, CUSTOM LEATHER SEAT TRIM, DEEP TINTED SOLAR-RAY GLASS, DELAY-OFF HEADLIGHTS, DRIVER DOOR BIN, DUAL FRONT IMPACT AIRBAGS, ELECTRIC REAR-WINDOW DEFOGGER, ELECTROCHROMIC INSIDE REAR-VIEW MIRROR, ELECTRONIC CRUISE CONTROL, EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM%3A ONSTAR, ETR AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC CD CHANGER, FRONT ANTI-ROLL BAR, FRONT DUAL ZONE A/C, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, FRONT HALOGEN FOG LAMPS, FRONT READING LIGHTS, FRONT WHEEL INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION, FULLY AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS, HANDLING/TRAILERING SUSPENSION PACKAGE, HEATED DOOR MIRRORS, ILLUMINATED ENTRY, LEATHER STEERING WHEEL, MEMORY SEAT, OCCUPANT SENSING AIRBAG, OUTSIDE POWER FOLDING BLACK REAR-VIEW MIRROR, OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY, OVERHEAD CONSOLE, PANIC ALARM, PASSENGER DOOR BIN, PASSENGER SEAT MOUNTED ARMREST, PASSENGER VANITY MIRROR, POWER DOOR MIRRORS, POWER DRIVER SEAT, POWER PASSENGER SEAT, POWER STEERING, POWER WINDOWS, POWER WINDOWS W/DRIVER & PASSENGER EXPRESS DOWN, PROGRAMMABLE POWER DOOR LOCKS, RADIO DATA SYSTEM, REAR STEP BUMPER, REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER, REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY, REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY, SECURITY SYSTEM, SPEED CONTROL, TACHOMETER, TILT STEERING WHEEL, TRIP COMPUTER, TURN SIGNAL INDICATOR MIRRORS, VARIABLY INTERMITTENT WIP
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003
118,826 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
LS
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Powerful drivetrains, a revamped new look and unique options make the Silverado a pickup worth considering, but Ford’s new F-150 has it beat when it comes to interior design and overall refinement.

vehicle overview

Introduction: Chevrolet's modern fullsize pickup has been around in one form or another since the early '60s. Now into its sixth generation, the Silverado, as it's now called, boasts classic styling and some of the most powerful drivetrains available anywhere. A perennial competitor to the fullsize offerings from Ford and Dodge, Chevrolet typically finishes a close second in sales, mostly due to the fact that it shares customers with the almost identically equipped GMC Sierra. Last year, however, combined sales of the two trucks outdid the F Series.

Often first to market with unique innovations, the 2003 Silverado continues that tradition with the expanded availability of the Quadrasteer four-wheel steering system and XM satellite radio capability. Chevy trucks also offer the OnStar communications system that provides the convenience of 24-hour on-call assistance for everything from tow truck calls to dinner reservations. The Vortec V8 engines are known for their neck-snapping power and surprisingly good mileage when driven with a soft foot. Combine this with new styling on the outside and additional features on the inside, and the Silverado presents a compelling package for anyone in the market for a well-rounded fullsize pickup.

Body Styles, Trim Levels and Options: Two cab styles are available in three different trim levels. Regular cabs can be outfitted with Base or LS trim, while extended cabs come in Base, LS or LT. Base Silverados are configured as to be used as work trucks, while the mid-grade LS trim is the most popular. It includes upgrades like cloth upholstery, power windows and locks, cruise control, a CD player, remote keyless entry and chrome exterior trim. LT trucks add aluminum wheels, leather upholstery, the OnStar communications system and premium audio. Unique to the Silverado in the big pickup market is the availability of a lightweight composite "Protec" cargo box on extended-cab 4X4s with the Z71 option. Also available is the Quadrasteer four-wheel steering system, which gives the Silverado unmatched stability while towing, as well as a significantly reduced turning circle.

Powertrains and Performance: Several engine choices are available for the Silverado, ranging from a 200-hp 4.3-liter V6 to a 285-hp 5.3-liter V8. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on regular cabs. Optional on that model (standard on extended cabs) is a four-speed automatic, which features a tow-haul mode that improves shifting performance under heavy loads. The maximum towing capacity with the 5.3-liter V8 is 8,400 pounds (8,600 pounds on Quadrasteer-equipped models). Four-wheel drive is available on all models, although only LS and LT trim levels can be ordered with the optional Autotrac push-button transfer case. Safety: For 2003, the GMC has added dual-stage airbags for the driver and front passenger along with a passenger-seat sensor system. The dual-stage airbags deploy with varying levels of force depending on the crash severity, while the passenger sensor will deactivate the passenger-side airbag if it detects the presence of a child. All Silverados include four-wheel ABS brakes as standard equipment. The Silverado received a rating of "Marginal" (third lowest out of four possible rankings) in the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety offset crash test. Interior Design and Special Features: Inside, Silverado buyers will find a logically laid-out interior, with an easy-to-use dual-zone climate control system and clear, uncluttered gauges. Material quality is unimpressive, and the build quality even less so. The cabin is roomy, particularly on extended cab models. Standard rear doors on the extended cab make entry and exit to the rear bench seat easy, and if front passengers are willing to sacrifice a bit of legroom, the back of the extended cab is quite comfortable. The Silverado is also the first fullsize pickup to offer an optional Bose audio system and XM Satellite Radio.

Driving Impressions: The Silverado is comfortable enough to be a daily driver, yet it's still powerful enough to use as a dedicated work truck. Acceleration is swift, especially with either of the Vortec V8s, and the automatic transmission shifts with authority. The steering feels vague on center, but it's light and precise enough for easy maneuvering. Four-wheel disc brakes deliver plenty of power, but can be skittish on loose surfaces. A combination of torsion bars up front and leaf springs in the rear give the Silverado a comfortable, if not refined ride in most situations.

2003 Highlights

The Silverado gets a makeover this year that includes a new front fascia and revised side moldings and taillights. Top-of-the-line models get power-folding heated mirrors with puddle lamps and turn signal indicators. On the inside, the Silverado is the first full-size pickup to offer a Bose stereo system and XM Satellite Radio. The instrument panel and center console have been redesigned, and Chevrolet has added new seats, a more comprehensive driver information center and a dual-zone climate control system. For increased safety, Silverados now feature a standard front-passenger-sensing system and dual-stage airbags. On the hardware side, all 4.3-liter V6-equipped Silverados and California-emission V8s are now ULEV-certified, while electronic throttle control is now standard on all V8 engines. The Autotrac four-wheel-drive system has been modified for less intrusiveness at low speeds, and the brake system received upgrades that provide better pedal feel and improved overall performance.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Purchased mine with 10 years and 132K on the clock
jimsrod,10/31/2015
I'm the 2nd owner of a well kept 2003 Silverado LS 4WD with the Z71 package. Aesthetically for a 12 year old truck this one has held up exceptionally with the paint still being super glossy. The powertrain is still rock solid especially the engine. All of the electrical components work and I've only had to change out the starter in the two years I've owned it. I did have a total flush and replacement of all the fluids (transmission, power steering, brakes, antifreeze, transfer case, front and rear differentials) when I purchased the vehicle. I highly recommend you do this with any 4WD you purchase used with over 100K on the clock. I've only replaced the starter and had the instrument cluster serviced (stepper motors replaced and LED lights changed to blue - $75 fix). I'm very proud to own this truck because it was obviously taken care of by the previous owner. I have a couple of gripes ... the transmission is clunky shifting from 1st to 2nd and also 2nd to 3rd. Also when driving at 45 mph and at 65 mph the extended cab and crew cab versions of the Silverado (also GMC's version the Sierra) transfer vibration through the cabin. Both the shift and vibration issues are simply design flaws. GM recommends you place 300 to 500 pounds directly in the middle of the truck bed to stop the vibration (but who is going to do that). So you can't fix the vibration issue ... but I plan on replacing the tranny with a rebuilt and hardened version of the 4L60E automatic that will address the hard shifting. Fortunately you can find these transmissions relatively cheap with the biggest issue being able to find a good mechanic to install it without it costing too much. Overall for a pickup I purchased with 132K on the odometer I am extremely happy and I've only had light maintenance done so far. The 4.8L V8 doesn't leak oil and parts are cheap because there are millions of Silverados and Sierras on the road. I plan on keeping this truck a minimum of five to ten more years. *** UPDATE *** This is my weekend vehicle and have had it nearly 3 years now. I've only driven it 10,000 miles and the brakes just died on me. I'm just finding out that the brake hard lines are made of inferior metal. Fortunately when the pedal went to the floor I was on a remote road with no other cars around. $1200 to replace all of the defective lines with non corrosive copper / nickel lines. Thank goodness I have a quality mechanic because I've heard horror stories about $3000 fixes at the dealership. I'm still keeping the truck and my mechanic says this isn't just a GM issue. He says most older pickups / large SUV's brake lines have failures and he sees this quite often at his shop.
Great truck
chev_03_Z71,08/27/2010
Bought used with 69,000 miles 2.5 years ago. I now have 115,000 miles with no problems. I regularly tow a 3000 lb ski boat and have a truck camper in the bed and the 5.3 L has no problem handling it.
I love this truck!
Pat,10/14/2009
At 170,000 miles now, this truck runs like new. The 4.8 motor has plenty of power, and still gets upwards of 22mpg - although it doesn't do as well in town driving (maybe 14-15 mpg). But compared to other full size trucks, that don't get as good mpg, and some have less power, this truck can't be beat.
Excellent Reliability!
jdeluca1,01/05/2011
This is my 4th Silverado and love it. It has everything I want in a truck. The Bose sound and 6disc in-dash stereo is great. Very comfortable inside. I bought this truck used with 36k miles on it. Since then--in the past 3 years, now it is up to 106k miles on it----still no problems. The only complaint I have was the face of the radio. The paint or numbers would peel off. The other thing I love is how much this truck holds its value. Unlike other cars--it holds its value really well. Great truck!
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Features & Specs

MPG
12 city / 15 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
345 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
285 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
13 city / 16 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
285 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 4600 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Marginal

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Used 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview

The Used 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offered in the following submodels: Silverado 1500 Regular Cab, Silverado 1500 Extended Cab, Silverado 1500 SS. Available styles include 4dr Extended Cab SS AWD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LS Rwd LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LS Rwd SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LT 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab Rwd LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab LS 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Rwd LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Rwd SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab Rwd SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab LS Rwd SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab LS Rwd LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Extended Cab LT Rwd SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab LT Rwd LB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), and 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M).

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Save up to $300 on one of 8 Used 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,950 as of10/23/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS is priced between $4,990 and$11,500 with odometer readings between 83100 and185910 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base is priced between $4,950 and$9,995 with odometer readings between 71466 and195379 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SS is priced between $12,990 and$12,990 with odometer readings between 146616 and146616 miles.

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