1989 Isuzu Amigo SX
Fun SUV, way better than a Jeep!
At 120,000, the differential seized up. It was spend 4 grand or get another car. Sad, sad day, I actually was in love with my Amigo.
I bought this SUV when my Grand Am was getting beat up in the wooded acreage that I had just bought. I knew that I had to get a more rugged vehicle, as I was going to build a cabin and needed to tow logs.
Like a fool, I bought mine without AC, never again. Even with that minor glitch, I loved that thing, very fun to drive, and plow through snow, mud, and whatever came my way.
The drawback was the soft top (never again!), and if it had a hard top, I might have gone to the expense and replaced the transmission, just to keep the vehicle. The tops shrink at a constant rate, and I had to actually buy a new one halfway through the 10 years I owned it. Still, a great SUV and a lot of fun.
Also, NEVER burned oil at all, fantastic engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th September, 2011