The biggest and baddest of the bunch, the 2003 Chevy Silverado
3500 is a monster of a truck. If you've ever seen Jurassic
Park, you surely remember the earth-shaking stomp of the
Tyrannosaurus Rex as it bears down on its prey. Step inside
the 2003 Chevy Silverado 3500 and you'll get a taste of
what the T-Rex must have felt. All analogies aside, this
large pickup is given a super-strong construction and a
wealth of power to handle years and years of work, and it
goes about its business without even a whisper of complaint.
The one-ton 2003 Chevy Silverado 3500 is available in regular
cab, extended cab and crew cab sizes, each with an eight-foot
bed. In addition, a chassis cab is also available on the
regular, extended and crew cab sizes. Base LS and uplevel
LT models are available across all versions.
The regular cab seats two/three passengers (two-door), while
the four-door extended (back half-doors) and crew cabs (full
back doors) seat up to six. LS models are equipped with
a number of standard interior features, including air conditioning
with dual-zone manual climate control, power steering, tilt
steering wheel and vinyl upholstery. Uplevel LT models (not
offered with the regular cab) add the OnStar system, leather
upholstery and heated front buckets seats.
OnStar is a communications and assistance service designed
to provide drivers, at any time, with access to live, personalized
service and emergency assistance at the touch of a button.
As just part of the system, customers can use OnStar for
hands-free personal calling or can have e-mail read to them.
The 2003 Chevy Silverado 3500 has an added traction control
feature with standard dual rear wheels. With these 'dualies'
in place, the 3500 simply looks ready to go.
There are three engines available that fit inside these
beasts, each varying in power and performance ability. The
base engine is a Vortec 6.0-liter V8 with 300 horsepower
at 4400 rpm and 360 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. 2WD and
4WD configurations are available, while a handling and trailering
package comes standard. 5-speed manual transmission is the
base configuration, though 4-and 5-speed automatic and 6-speed
manual are all optional.
The additional engines are a Vortec 8.1-liter V8 that produces
340 horsepower at 4200 rpm and 455 lb-ft. of torque at 3200
rpm and a Duramax 6.6-liter diesel V8 with 300 horsepower
at 3100 rpm and 520 lb-ft. of torque at 1800 rpm.
Safety and Security
The 2003 Silverado 3500 cab is equipped with dual front
airbags, a power Hydro-boost brake-apply system (four-wheel
disc, four-wheel antilock brakes) and daytime running lights.
The airbag system features a passenger-side deactivation
switch on regular and extended cab models to protect small
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