1989 Isuzu I-Mark I couldn't find anywere on the 1.5

Summary:

A fun, dependable car

Faults:

When I got it there were no keys and it was a pain to find the right ignition, very expensive too, but I finally found one.

Not the cars fault, but I had to replace the tires upon purchase, they were worn way down.

One more thing, the car is the coldest blooded car I have ever seen, but takes around a minute to warm up and then the heater is blowing out HOT air, needs a warning sticker for the heater, it is so hot.

General Comments:

This car would be perfect to try to teach someone how to drive a standard, you can take off without even giving it gas, strong brakes, must wear seatbelt to keep yourself in your seat, and it turns on a dime.

I filled it up for under $25 and that was when it was on empty. I haven’t had the chance to even empty the gas tank (yet). Does any one know what the size of the gas tank is on the car?

The car takes off good, but it’s no Viper. It is good for a high school student.

My car has dark tint making it look good, and a car wash would make mine look a whole lot better, I guess I have something to do after school now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 2006

1989 Isuzu I-Mark RS DOHC 1.6

Summary:

This car is a dream come true!

Faults:

Needed new headlight assembly. Hard to find, but not impossible.

General Comments:

I recently acquired this car. The day after buying it I drove over 300km in it. This is the first time I have traveled that far without being crippled up at the end of trip.

I also tested fuel mileage on the trip and was getting 40 miles per gallon.

This car is extremely comfortable to drive and at the same time fun.

It handles like a dream. It accelerates smoothly, corners well and stops on a dime.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2002

9th Jun 2009, 01:04

I bought the RS Turbo Hatch brand new off the lot in eighty eight right out of college. It SCREAMED. Once you learned how to anticipate the torque steer, you could literally leap it off the line at a light. I used to get the biggest kick out of nine forty fours and other Porsches pulling up to me, looking down their nose, and giving me the finger... then I would blow them away. Handled like a dream too. On the first shake down trip I drove it from Dallas Tx to Padre Island to break it in. From Corpus Christi to Padre, probably averaged about a hundred miles an hour (in all seriousness) and averaged thirty five miles per gallon. The thing was durn near bullet proof too. I managed over a hundred and fifty thousand miles out of it over ten years before I finally wore it out. Still miss my little red rocket, pound for pound the baddest car on wheels, and all stock to boot. Screw Fiat, let Chrysler build the RS again and we can thumb our noses at the Shieks and the Germans both. Beep Beep.

1987 Isuzu I-Mark S 1.5L non-turbo

Summary:

Cheap, reliable, and fun to drive

Faults:

The usual things that go wrong with a fifteen-year old car.

Replaced struts, alternator, other minor engine components.

Rebuilt the carburetor.

General Comments:

This is a wonderful car. The handling is excellent. It accelerates quickly and can stop just as fast. The gas mileage is exceptional.

The car has continued to perform well, despite the abuse that it receives. It has never broken down, (unlike the Honda), and anything that has broken can be fixed quite easily.

Finding parts is sometimes difficult, since it is somewhat uncommon, but it is not impossible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2002

1989 Isuzu I-Mark RS 1.6 DOHC

Summary:

A true sports\economy bargain

Faults:

I had to replace the rear shocks and rear brakes when I purchased it.

I also had to replace front brake pads and machine the rotors as they tend to warp from enthusiastic driving.

Also the ignition control module has been replaced twice.

It has been a very reliable vehicle for me.

General Comments:

This car is an absolute thrill to drive. It has abundant power and ability in the corners. Traction in mud and snow is poor and ground clearance issues limit driving over snow too deep. It is very comfortable on long trips and fun on short jaunts. I would absolutely buy one again and plan on keeping mine until it is worn out beyond repair. At 35 miles per gallon I can't compain about economy either.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2002