2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Road Test

Tom Strongman
Chevy's 2003 Silverado looks a little like the son of Avalanche. The "expressive front end," with rectangular lights, a trapezoidal grille and a bold chrome bar, uses styling cues whose roots are easily recognized in the Avalanche and TrailBlazer. The Silverado Sport test truck, a two-wheel-drive regular cab Sportside model, had a base price of $18,191 and a sticker price of $22,441. This plain vanilla truck had a bench seat, manual windows and an AM/FM radio (no cassette or CD player), but $22,441 is very reasonable for a full-size truck, and the Silverado gives Chevy an inexpensive foothold in the full-size truck segment.

For many young buyers, the appeal of a truck like this is much like that of a sports car. It is different than a car and it has more individuality than a sedan. And of course, it is practical transportation for those who might want to carry stuff and haul things. The optional 4.8-liter V-8 and automatic transmission ($1,790) not only have enough power to haul loads or tow trailers, but they make the truck more energetic and fun to drive. Chevy's muscular Vortec V-8s are among the sweetest pushrod engines around, and this year the addition of an electronic throttle control gives more precise throttle operation. The Vortec engines have abundant torque so they step off the mark with authority, they are unobtrusive because vibration is minimal and they accelerate with vigor because they are brimming with horsepower. The 4.8-liter has 270, the 5.3-... Read more

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by BigLou91 from San Jose CA on March 7, 2018

It was very usefull especially with the seats in the back and the space, camping was fun and enough room to pack you stuff. Also has power to get through the hills Read full review


Great truck cheap parts

by Silverado Man from Alexandria,IN on February 9, 2018

I have had my truck for a year bought used with 190xxx miles now has 217xxx miles I replaced the original fuel pump new wheel bearing and now needs the trans rebuilt. This truck doesn't leak a drop of ... Read full review

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