2003 Chevrolet Suburban User Reviews

2003 Chevrolet Suburban Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 29 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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PROS
"power" 14 reviews
"space" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"big car" 5 reviews
"trip" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 19 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"park" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Review
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great passenger space, great cargo space, great towing capacity, and great reliablilty

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LOW GAS Mileage, large gaping blind spots

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My Lds Bmw — it's a great truck if you want to take the guys out camping, if you work with boy scouts, if you like towing and filling the back end up with luggage as well as when you just want to take your growing family out for the day. it has plenty of power and has good brakes. just a really good SUV.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 1500 4WD Review
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Size, Power, Durability, people carrier, can haul anything with it,  4x4 always a plus in the Chicago winter.

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Gas, price, parking it, trying to fit it in a garage.   

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Cavernous Vehicle That Can Carry About Anything — Great people hauler and overall all around great vehicle. Mostly using it for construction work right now, but can easily convert it over for a family trip. Gas mileage is obviously not great on a vehicle like this, and original price tag was not very good but you know what you are going to get with a vehicle like this.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 1500 4WD Review
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Love the styling on this model (2000-2006). Not as boxy as the last model (1999) nor wrapped in plastic like the next model (2007). Suburbans are basically a truck and need a chrome bumper. Love the Autoride.

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Spare mounted underneath, too many little open bins in the dash, no lock on the glove box or consol, parking brake barely works on this model, brakes are a bit spongy on this model. GM left a lot of perks off ths year (no under hood light, no floor lights up front, no rub rails on the roof for the luggage rack).

Suburbanite
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This Seems To Be The Last Of The 'real' Suburban Models. — There is plenty of power and comfort in the LT model of Suburban of 2003. The looks have improved over the last body style (boxy 1999 and earlier). The brakes on this model have been rather soft. The latest Suburbans (2007-up) seem to be straying away from the SUV tradition and turning more into mommymobiles like minivans.

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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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2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 2500 4WD Review
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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.

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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!

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 1500 4WD Review
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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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Excellent family car! Plenty of space for wife and 4 kids on long trips. DVD and leather seating makes it a comfortable ride. Looks great, handles the road nicely, sits high on the road so that you can see over most traffic. 6 disk CD changer along with rear seat entertainment ensures that several people can listen or watch what they want uninterrupted.

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Could be better on gas mileage, but the 31 gallon fuel tank makes gas stops pretty rare.

Howie35CT
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Excellent Experience. I Just Bought Another Suburban Based On My 10 Years Of Owning This One. — Nothing short of an outstanding ride. Luxurious, powerful, lots of cargo space and towing power. Acceleration and braking were above average with this vehicle's size, demonstrated great ease of control even at higher speeds. We loved owning this car and are only parting with it due to a recent purchase of a 2012 suburban. Excellent SUV!

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Can carry, haul or pull anything even thru the mud or snow.

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Cost of fuel.

brammell
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Hate To Let It Go. — Able to comfortably haul the entire family, luggage, cargo and the dog 1100 miles twice a year and was undefeated going thru the mud and snow. Has been a reliable vehicle that never stranded me and the small repairs were easily done with my backyard mechanic skills.

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Space, Power, Added Options

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Mileage, Maintenance Costs

psmeds
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A Soccer Moms Urban Assualt Vehicle — I love my suburban, but the MPG is awful (to be expected). The maintenance costs are pretty high too (to be expected in a vehicle that has more options than most homes). BUT it is great to take on trips, the factory Bose system sounds amazing, and you have enough space to comfortably take 7 people across country.

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