Isuzu Gemini Review from Australia and New Zealand

1982 Isuzu Gemini TF 2.0Ltr petrol

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0Ltr petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired340000 kilometres
Most recent distance360000 kilometres


Awsome Reliable Beast


Head Gasket


Universal Joints

Steering Equipment.

General Comments:

The Gemini is a very underestimated car. However, with a small amount of work they can be turned into a street machine. The G200 (2 litre) makes a huge performace difference as opposed to the G161 (1.6 litre). This simple conversion allows you to beat vehicles such as naturally aspirated Silvias, Lancer VRXs, Focuss and other similar models. It also scares cars such as Falcons and Commodores.

Handling can be improved with a larger set of tyres and sports suspension.

A cheap car to make look good, reliable.

Will run forever without oil and water.

Recommendable car for anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2004

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review