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2003 Chevrolet Venture


2003 Chevrolet Venture
With seven models to choose from and a host of convenience, safety and fun-to-use features, the versatile 2003 Chevy Venture remains the 'do more' minivan.

'Today's families are constantly on the go, and Venture's wide range of choices - from the Value Van to the Warner Bros. Edition - helps them get the most out of their minivan purchase,' said Pete Langenhorst, Venture marketing director. 'Features like the third row stowable seat, standard dual sliding rear doors, available OnStar and the Versatrak all-wheel-drive system let families do more.'

Room to spare
Standard dual sliding rear doors and available dual power sliding doors offer easy access to Venture's spacious interior - with seating for up to eight people in some extended wheelbase models. The stowable third-row seat and flat-folding captain's chairs offer up to 140.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the extended wheelbase, enough room for 4'x 8' sheets of plywood with the liftgate closed. The third row stows to create a flat load surface.

A convenience center behind the third row features three compartments for easy organizing. The middle compartment has a sealed bottom and sides for wet bathing suits, muddy boots or even garden plants. Conveniently located power outlets, and up to 17 cupholders, round out the usefulness of the vehicle.

A safe environment
The family-friendly Venture offers four-wheel antilock brakes, driver and front-passenger air bags, driver and passenger side-impact air bags and child security rear door locks. Integrated child safety seats are standard on all vans except for those with captain's chairs. The LATCH (Lower Anchorages and Tethers for CHildren) system is standard and independent of the vehicle safety belts. LATCH enables parents to securely attach child safety seats without even using the vehicle's seat belts.

Venture's Rear Parking Aid alerts the drivers of objects or people behind the vehicle with both audio and visual signals while the van is in reverse. Venture is the only product in the industry to offer both types of indicators. Traction control is available and helps limit wheel spin on most slippery surfaces. Power comes from the standard 3400 V6 engine with a four-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. (posted on

callout:added traction in all weather
Venture's optional AWD package - with Versatrak all-wheel drive, 16-inch aluminum wheels and tires, a fully independent rear touring suspension which provides a more refined ride, and four-wheel disc brakes - gives customers extra confidence in all weather and all road conditions.

GM's exclusive Versatrak all-wheel-drive system gives Venture distinct performance and safety advantages. Versatrak is lightweight, quiet and efficient, and is one of the most advanced approaches to all-wheel drive on the market today. If one or both front wheels lose grip, the Versatrak system comes into action progressively, with no buttons to push or levers to throw. The Versatrak system is always poised to help the driver make use of the traction available by not only transferring torque from front to rear, but also from side to side between the rear wheels - an ability not found in many competitive systems.

Family fun
Getting there is half the fun with the Chevy Venture Warner Bros. Edition. 'Take the versatile Venture, add our DVD player and you have the ultimate vehicle for family entertainment,' said Langenhorst.

The Chevy Warner Bros. Edition in-vehicle DVD-based entertainment system plays DVD video, DVD audio and CDs, and includes a flat, flip-down, 7-inch video screen, four wireless headphones and a wireless remote control. The DVD-format screen provides superior picture quality, and the system has a 1.5-second 'video memory' which prevents potholes, railroad tracks and other road surfaces from interfering with the sound and picture. Simple controls - Power, Play and Eject buttons - make the DVD player easy to use. Three auxiliary jacks for devices such as video games and camcorders offer additional versatility. In fact, passengers can use the DVD player, the radio and the CD player all at the same time.

Source - GM Corporation

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