2003 Chevrolet Suburban User Reviews

2003 Chevrolet Suburban Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 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: 4.3 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

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"power" 10 reviews
"space" 6 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"big car" 5 reviews
"trip" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Chris writes:
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Review
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It's big and makes you feel powerful!!

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The windshield wipers are going wack.

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It's Very Reliable And Has Good Gas Mileage. — It goes really fast and the braking and handling is great. No repairs are needed except for the windshield wipers need to get repaired (you need to take out the fuse to stop them). Soft cushion seats and a nice beige exterior. Gas mileage is great and maintenance fees are very low. It is very fun to drive especially when going on a long road trip.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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elroysfd writes:
2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 1500 4WD Review
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Roominess, ability to get you there in the worst weather.

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It's a bit of a gas guzzler...

elroysfd
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The Largest Vehicle On The Planet?? Or So Chevy Claimed Back In '03. — My 2003 Chevy Suburban Z-71 has been a great vehicle for anything from the short commute to work to the long haul pulling a trailer for vacation, and especially for completing home remodels. Even though I have carried all kinds of building material in the back, the vehicle is still very clean. Performs great in all weather.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joe writes:
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4WD Review
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The DVD System

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The Gas Mileage

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Nice Car For A Nice Price — Great car. Drives great!!! Chevrolet is famous for its quality and performance and this car definately strengthens that rumor. fantastic car! the cost of ownership is not as much as other cars which is good. I am Very Proud of my car!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Christina writes:
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Review
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Comfortable and Dependable

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There is not any reason not to own Surburban!

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Outstanding! — I Love My Truck! You can do anything in it! Great for Trips, Rides smooth and accelerates great! I ordered my truck in 2003, It was listed for 42K. I paid 35K, got the rocker panel on it, Windows tinted and whole under carriage coated, all for the price of 35K. I love driving it! Turns on a dime!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Carlo writes:
2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 1500 4WD Review
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great for hauling a big family +others while towing the boat

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gas mileage sucks

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2003 Cheverolet Suburban Lt 4x4 — Basically, we were looking for a vehicle that "did it all". We already had a minivan to tote our 5-member family in, but didn't have a tow vehicle that we could all fit in at the time. If it weren't for it's gas-guzzling characteristics, this 'burban would've easily replaced our minivan. Performance - great tow vehicle, great acceleration & handling Build Quality - great Appearance - I like its appearance, but I love the 2009's even more... Cost of Ownership - expect to pay more in gas Fun Factor - yes! it's fun to drive...

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

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Mark writes:
2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 1500 4WD Review
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Good highway cruiser lots of get up and go and good all round truck.

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Heavy on gas and maintenance can be expensive.

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The Truck I Wish I Still Had. — This vehicle was no slouch it had a 5.3 litre vortec engine under the hood which is capable of bringing this beast from a standing start to highway speed in no time at all. the brakes were very responsive and did a good job in bringing this heavy truck to a quick stop, although a little thirsty and i believe that to be the all wheel drive and its weight factor, it more than made up for in practacality.The interior was very well thought out with controls easy to use and the seats were very comfortable for long trips which i often made and sometimes just for the pleasure of driving it. Being an older vehicle it did have its fair share of repair cost but if you can keep up with the maintenance its well worth the experience.

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erroldwilson writes:
2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 1500 Review
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All the power you could possibly want. Room for seven, plus luggage.

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Not the best vehicle on gas.

erroldwilson
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Great Full Size Suv For The Family! — This 2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT has room to spare and power to spare. The DVD makes road trips easier on the driver. Leather seats make clean up of spills very easy. The factory sunroof is a plus. The rear air condition helps keep every one cool even all the way in the back.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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RyanHeinze writes:
2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 2500 4WD Review
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5

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Excellent towing capabilities and family friendly

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Gas hog

RyanHeinze
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Great All Around Vehicle — The 6.0 engine has great power for pulling trailers while the comfortable interior for the family. Got a great deal on this one with only 83,000 miles for $15,000. This vehicle was $45,000 brand new. Not bad for something that will go another 200k with few issues.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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dyem writes:
2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 1500 4WD Review
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4

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Great for road trips, comfortable, stylish, all of the amenities, and great for hauling 7 people and room for cargo.  Handles and rides very nice.

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Fuel mileage is low but to be expected for its size.  Seems a little under powered with the 5.3L V8 but still does fine.

dyem
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We Love This Vehicle, In Fact We Plan To Buy Aonther One In The Near Future. — We have way more likes than dislikes. We now have over 130,000 miles on this vehicle and it is 10 years old. The Chevy Suburban looks great and the paint has held up very well. The interior is very comfortable and durable. The only issue on the interior is the paint on the radio buttons has scratched off (believe from my wife's finger nails). The only odd noise that you can hear is a little whistle from the ONSTAR antenna (believe this has been fixed on newer models). Was not in the shop much. Replaced the water pump and steering pump myself around 80,000 miles. Replaced the left front wheel hub myself around 110,000 miles due to the speed sensor. Did the first tune-up around 120,000 miles. Overall a great vehicle!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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brian414ers writes:
2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 1500 4WD Review
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4

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Hauls lots of people and equipment!

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Fuel economy - but I knew this when I bought it.

brian414ers
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People Mover — We are a family of five. I bought this Suburban because we are very involved in scouts, like to haul our kids' and their friends, and also enjoy traveling with friends. It has served its purpose well! We have become spoiled, because when we go on family trips, no one worries about how much they are packing! Even when all 8 seats are filled, we have few complaints that it is uncomfortable (we always have the smallest bodies in the 3rd row). I would certainly buy another Suburban.

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2011 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews

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2010 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews

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This is a wonderful family car that can fit a family of any size. It drives great and feels very powerful. The smoothness of the ride can put a baby to sleep. It has bench seats which are much better ... Read More

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Overall I am very happy with this vehicle that I have owned from brand new. paint and wheels have held up well, interior has held up well with 5 girls. handles great in the bad weather(chicagoland). ... Read More

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2009 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews

A Great "lok At Me Suv" Even When You're Not Boosting It. By Michael

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Love It By magsdigital

This is a great family vehicle. I have 3 kids and I never hear a peep out of them when we take long road trips. Everyone is VERY comfortable. The six speed transmission and active cylinder managemen... Read More

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews

Braking, Acceleration And Handling Very Good By chenrySr

This vehicle is safe, rides comfortable and is very quiet. It is a safe and fun to drive. The vehicle handles well and seats up to six passenger comfortably. Could possibly seat seven. The entertain... Read More

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