2003 Chevrolet Venture User Reviews

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    2003 Chevrolet Venture Review
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    I Would Buy Another Venture If Gm Made One (don't Like The Design/styling Of The Uplander). — The Venture has decent acceleration and surprises many at stop lights. I like the gas mileage: usually 19 to 21 around town and 25 to 26 on trips and the 25 gallon fuel tank. It hauls a lot and is still well balanced with a full load. Very good winter-time traction. Importantly, it'll handle a 4x8 sheet of plywood and still close the lift gate (can't do that with any SUV). It is heavier than it looks, over 5000 lbs. All seats are comfortable, including the back ones (Chrysler space savers are very uncomfortable). [Previously had a Lumina. With the 3.8 engine, it was a bit faster. Loved the plastic body (no dings & no rust). Hated the dash board, very poor design.] After 170,000 miles still no rattles in the Venture. This is a good vehicle and is fun to drive. It was purchased as a second car, but it has changed to the vehicle of first choice everytime we need to go anywhere. I would buy another one, if GM made them. So our next choice is Chrysler or a Dodge minivan. Oh well.

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

    Pros: gas mileage and utility. 25 gallon fuel tank.  Great styling, all glass side windows. All back passenger seats are removable. Quiet ride.

    Cons: Needs a few more premium options, like heated seats and mirrors.

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    2003 Chevrolet Venture LT Entertainer Review
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    Why I Like An American Car — My kids love this car, they even have karaoke sessions in it during out of town trips. I "love" to to have it fixed, taking away most of my free-time. Very nice "hobby car". Try recommending to your enemies, if they buy one you're even!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Excellent Ride, Excellent A/C, more than enough room, perfect family car.

    Cons: Gas guzzler, expensive and hard to find parts (outside US)

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    2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Extended Review
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    Great Familly Van For The Money — This vans are very reliable, with proper maintenance can last over 200k. Good safety rating and reliability reviews on other websites. Low cost maintenance, very roomy. Well built over all the quality of these vans is great for the money.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Because its American made, maintenance and repairs are very affordable.

    Cons: Could come with more options

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    It Works For Us And What We Like. To Do In Our Spare Time, Fishin' — I like my van, my van is nice, my van has gotten to a lot of places and back. I have also taken it to some odd places too. I like it, bc it can haul a lot of stuff.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good fuel milage, and its a Chev.

    Cons: Its a van

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    Required Driving — A necessary evil. I know that a lot of people have problems with these cars, but I have not. It's been reliable and reasonable on gasoline. I have it because it's required driving with several small children. I don't have anything against this car, just not much that is exciting either. I had a Honda Odessey before this, and it wasn't appreciably different -- just a lot more expensive.

    Pros: Massive room

    Cons: It's about as sexy as meatloaf

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    Solid — This car isn't just for soccer moms. It's for the dad who wants to drive with style and performance while taking your family everywhere. This car has gone through a dear at 140km/h, a 2 week trip to florida and back, and has slid off the road... and it still purs like a kitten The engine noise inside the cabin sounds great, and it feels like your driving a high performance SUV, sluggish around corners but is solid off the line (or a traffic light for that matter) This soccer mom minivan isn't for soccer moms anymore, its a freaking Tank!

    Pros: Solid acceleration, great cabin noise from the engine when putting the hammer down

    Cons: sluggish cornering, rear passenger leg room very limited

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2005 Chevrolet Venture Reviews

    I Enjoy My Van And No, I Dont Feel Like I Am A Soccer Mom. By Jennifer

    This car gets good gas mileage for a van. It handles well on the roads. I havent had too many major repairs needed to be made, just regular maintenance mainly. The inside is built well for families ... Read More

    2004 Chevrolet Venture Reviews

    Solid Van By Ron

    ease of entry and flexible seating make this a great van for a six person family. I use this to get to work, too. I have to use crutches so the auto driver side door makes a big difference in my mob... Read More

    If I Buys Another Minivan, This Will Be The Model I Look For By jeb2012

    I have owned a couple of different minivans, a Windstar, Astrovan and this Venture. Only the Venture has not left me sitting on the side of the road waiting for the autoclub to tow it to a garage and ... Read More

    2002 Chevrolet Venture Reviews

    Great Van By gbecom

    Consistently gets 20 miles to the gallon around town and 22-25 on the road. Drives good, hold the road well and is comfortable to drive. It is a very dependable vehicle. We had trouble with overhea... Read More

    Nice To Look At, Nice To Drive And Ride In, Horrible To Get Fixed. By Sigma_5555

    This has been a good family car, we have taken it to PA and southern MO. I was able to count on it to commute to college also. The gas mileage seems appropriate for the vehicle. The interior is satisf... Read More

    2001 Chevrolet Venture Reviews

    Good For A Van Superior Build Quality. By Rjonas96

    When I purchased this van it had 150,000 on it and still had a lot of life in it. 240,000 miles on it now and its only been 4 years it is amazingly durable. Needs new paint soon. I would recommend th... Read More

    Not Impressed By charni12

    my car is owned and old! 11 yrs. so i'll say, she's had her run. i love how great of a family car she is. she provides entertainment for my kids thru the tv and entertainment for me thru my stereo w/ ... Read More

    2000 Chevrolet Venture Reviews

    Safe,fun And Reliable And American Made So Parts And Service Is Cheaper. By James

    I like having the 3400 series motor, It has lots of power on the highway, It has the compass and temp display on the ceiling. It also has remote keyless entry and dual sliding doors with 8 passenger s... Read More

    Family Friendly By Tammy

    Good for kids. Love the power door but it can get fussy. Great for haling kids and things. Lots of space. True Hockey, Soccer Mom vechical. Can make it throught the toughest Canadain winters... Snow..... Read More

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