2003 Chevrolet Avalanche User Reviews

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Rick writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 Crew Cab SB Review
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It's BIG.  Its comfy, and has plenty of power

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The price

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I Will Buy A Newer One Soon. — I love the flexibility of my Avalanche. I can haul the whole family (6 of us) or fold the seats down and haul full sheets of plywood. I can tow 8,000 pounds with ease. We can comfortably cruise down the highway at 70 mph and still get 20 mpg. Not too bad for a 6,300 pound vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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RJ writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Wears many different hats for your needs. Fun and easy to drive.

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Big ouch at the pump, big truck means tougher to park, cheap plastic gm interior.

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Very Versitile Truck, With Great Attributes!! — This was a fun and versitile truck for my needs. Seats 5 large guys comfortably, room in the back for anything, and if it didn't fit, the mid gate and/or back window could come down, and the cover could be removed when needed! Nice interior...though poor/cheap GM quality! Great acceleration considering size...braking however was a little on the poor side! I miss this truck...I don't miss paying for the gas!

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Michael writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 2500 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Tons of fun, love my Black Pearl

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Blind spots, but I got towing mirrors for those.

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One Of The Best Trucks Chevy Every Built. — Tons of power, it is a 8.1L we're talking about. Body cladding makes it look very aggressive and screams Chevy. Fuel economy isn't great, it's not supposed to be with big trucks like this though. This Av 2500 is amazing to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Adam writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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the versatility

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fuel economy

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I Would Own Another One — Good all around truck, has good power lots of add ons like bose sunroof and much more, reasonably cheep to maintain, looks different from other vehicles on the road, with many out of the ordinary color choices, built chevy tough

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joshua writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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drive through anything.

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backing up

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Like A Rock — Most awesome truck I've ever drove. It will drive through anything. Took it mudding and had to pull other trucks out with my truck with no problem at all. I love being able to drop the midgate and make it a long bed and I love that you can lock the bed and use it as a very large trunk.

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Jason writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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The look

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Filling up the gas tank!

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Awesome Drive — I love the look and feel of this truck. Rides nice and has plenty of power for towing the camper.I like the look of the non cladded Avalanche. The clean lines of the trim and bumpers is nicer than the plastic cladding kit. The only downside is after awhile the bed covers start to leak.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Will writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 North Face Edition 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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the exclusive mid-gate

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nothing

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Perfect — It's my favorite truck ever, it's perfect, it can be a pickup, an SUV, anything, plus its rugged cladding keeps the paint nice. and you can't beat a chevy. that thing will live longer than i will haha. And the gas mileage isn't as bad as everyone thinks it is.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Michael writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Seats 6. Weather proof bed. Mid-gate system. Tows beautifully! Rides
great. Most versatile car I've ever owned.

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Gas milage. (why is it the cars I enjoy most have the worst gas milage?)  Also, this model did not have leather and the seats made me feel like I needed and extra 2 inches of lift to see over the dash. (I'm 5'9")

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This Is One Of Those "should Have Never Sold It" Cars!! — The first generation Avalanche was a love/hate vehicle from a styling standpoint. Personally, I like the body cladding for a few reasons beyond just the looks. Mine was a 2003 model and the cladding did need a little care to maintain it's color (not nearly as bad as the 2002), however, it's durable and gives the truck a tough, finished look because of the cladding on the sails. The ride is fantastic. It does not ride like a traditional truck because it is based on the Suburban platform. The bed and midgate system are amazing. First, because the bed is made using the room BETWEEN the wheel wells, you end up with lockable storage over the wheels. These bins are foam lined and have drain holes at the bottom...makes for a great cooler. Fill it with ice and toss your drinks in. Next, the midgate system is what makes the Avalanche the coolest truck around. If just need a 5' bed...no problem, it's there all the time. Need 8'? Drop the rear seats and open the gate. With the hard covers on over the bed, this makes an 8 foot bed that is climate controlled. Need vertical space? Remove the rear glass and store it in the midgate. Another fun thing to do is to remove just the rear glass, then drop all your windows. It's just about like having a convertible. If you ever need a good mixture of Truck and SUV, this is it. I'll make this simple... I WILL buy another one!

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Cathye writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 Crew Cab SB Review
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Does everything I have ever needed it to do.

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Biggest con is the gas mileage, which wasn't as much of an issue in 2003.

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Reliable And Safe — I really like my Avalanche. I had a red one prior to this one that was wrecked. My Avalanche has hauled everything from feed, to groceries, to animals and held up remarkably well. It rides well, has plenty of interior space, is comfortable on long trips and has enough power to do whatever I need.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jamie writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Lots of room, will go just about anywhere

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Hard on gas

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For Fun — Fun to drive, hard on gas! Lots of power, drives like a big car. Not a big fan of the brakes, not as responsive as a car. Handles great, but hard to get around the city with it, parking etc.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2012 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

Exceptional By caddyron

This is my 2nd Avalanche. Always a pleasure to drive. Ride, Braking, Handling are much better than older models. Drives like a car giving all passengers plenty of leg and head room. I made a 3 tri... Read More

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2011 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

Love My Avalanche By Muffinhead

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Have Never Enjoyed A Car Or Truck As Much As I Do My Avalanche By JustCallMeAndy

Fun to drive and feel safe. Braking, handling, and acceleration good. Don't know what my MPH is and don't care. I did not buy it for fuel milage. Blind spot when backing, but who cares it has a rear c... Read More

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2010 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

Awesome By guitarfinder

I like everything about this vehicle, I prefer it to the Silverado (which I have owned) because of the turning radius as compared to the Silverado and ride comfort. Since it's on the Suburban frame is... Read More

Love It! By BucketRider

The car performs well; no repairs yet. Rides better than many sedans. I get a lot of compliments- good looking vehicle. The leather seats are light grey and are turning yellowish from dirt. I can't se... Read More

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2009 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

The Avalanche By leonard811

This has hands done been myfavorite truck that I have had. The ride and room in the truck are second to none. I would recommend this truck to anyone looking for a high end riding truck with great towi... Read More

The Truck Review By Blanche

Ive done this review twice already so I'm not sure why it keeps asking for another. Bottomline, this truck is loads of fun. Forjust about any occasion. You have the comfort if a large cabin or truck b... Read More

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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

All In One By Coreyxipsi

I like the fact that I had an suv and pick up truck all in one. I'm from the south and everyone in the south needs a truck. With the Avalanche you have that and more. You can't go wrong Read More

Sweet Ride By Travis-Stacy

2nd Avalanche we have owned. We liked our 2003 so much that we had to get another. We upgraded to one with most of the toys. The active fuel management system isn't all it's cracked up to be. The 20" ... Read More

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