1996 Isuzu Pickup Reviews from North America

1996 Isuzu Pickup XS 2.2 inline 4 cylinder.

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 inline 4 cylinder. Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carSubaru DL

Summary:

You can't kill this truck!

Faults:

Seat cover have started to wear a little.

The seats aren't the most comfortable in the world, especially on longer trips.

After driving for a few hours, the engine tended to lose power due a little overheating.

The air conditioner seemed to really bog the truck down (thank god for windows!).

Nothing other than basic maintenance: Replaced turn signal at 97000 miles.

Factory paint beginning to show some wear and oxidation.

The windshield wiper motor was recalled early 2004, but was replaced free of charge by the dealer.

General Comments:

This truck was amazingly reliable and dependable.

Kansas winters aren't always the coldest, but it never failed to start even on our coldest days.

The manual transmission shifted easily and smoothly.

The truck had some get up and go and plenty of torque despite the engine size.

GM parts were a piece of cake to get.

I never had trouble with the truck and wouldn't have sold it if I hadn't gone to school!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2005

1996 Isuzu Pickup 2.2 Gas

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 Gas Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance102098 miles
Previous carIsuzu Pickup

Summary:

A Great Truck!!!

Faults:

I had to replace the windshield wiper motor at 21,000 miles (Under warranty)

Two brake jobs, first at 39,000 second at 88,000 miles.

Had to replace seat adjuster, drivers side at 30,000 (under warranty)

Had to replace battery at 65,000 miles.

Re-charged air conditioner at 98,000.

General Comments:

This truck is nothing short of great!

Never a problem with mechanical parts. Keep it serviced, oil/filter changed every 3,000 miles. Tires rotated every 6,000 miles.

The cloth seats are getting a good bit of wear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2003

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews