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1989 Isuzu I-Mark RS 1.6 DOHC

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Colt

Summary:

V-tech THS.....

Faults:

One of the axles broke down, but it was minor problem considering the fact that it took Canadian Tire 4 sets of different axles to be ordered until the right one came. Other than that the car has it's minor defects like a leaking sunroof which is power operated.. it needed minor adjustment but it is fine now.

Rear wheel brake cylinders had to be changed due to faulty rubber seals... other than that this is a great car to have and pleasure to drive in.

General Comments:

I love the uniqueness of the car. Very peppy and great ability to take nice corners especially the exits from the highway.

The gearbox is amazing due to nice smooth shifting, and the clutch like no other considering the fact that it is the same clutch used in the turbo model.

The brakes need little bit of work on but they will stop you when needed.

Interior is very elegant and at the same time simple and easy to clean.

I would love to buy this vehicle again if it was still in production.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2000

22nd May 2001, 14:37

I too had the pleasure of owning a car like this. And I would also purchase another if it ever was put back into production. Maybe we should petition the manufacturer...

9th Jul 2002, 08:39

I need the turbo engine any information reply

Derrick at bigklueg69@cs.com.

18th Mar 2004, 08:09

I to have this make of car it is two door and red with a 159,000 miles on it. It has a DOHC 16 VALVE engine and lotus handling which is excellent for corners exceeding one hundred miles an hour, trust me I found out. I have replaced both CV axles, struts, bushings, shocks, sway bar clamps, tie rods and the rear axle assembly quite a few repairs, but fun to drive.

1989 Isuzu I-Mark RS 1.6 liter

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 liter Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Possibly the only one in this hemisphere

Faults:

The battery had to be replaced, but nothing else since I obtained it.

General Comments:

This car is one of a kind! Superb handling and small size makes it a parking lot performer the likes of which have never been seen before. Still, it fits four people comfortably, gets over 30 miles to the gallon, and leaves Honda Civics in the dust! The previous owner said they took this car from Montana to New Mexico several times without incident. It has never let me down yet and seems as though it never will.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2000

6th Jun 2005, 09:03

The only one in this hemisphere?

Gosh, that must be news to the other four posters of I-Mark RS reviews to this site.

Are you allowing for all the ones in junkyards?

1989 Isuzu I-Mark RS 1.6 liter DOCH

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 liter DOCH Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Fuel efficient fun - none compare to the I-Mark.

Faults:

Had to put a new starter in the day after I purchased it. Had a $2 pin from the transmission fall out once, but let it be known this was the car I learned to drive a manual in.

General Comments:

Not a slow car, and the handling by Lotus was fantastic. Watching the look on people's faces when they asked what car I drove was priceless! The sturdy frame of the car saved my life and the lives of two others. The best car in the world.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2000

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 12 reviews