I am the original owner of this 1994 Isuzu Trooper.
Just returned from a trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where we drove on the beach every day. This car preforms very good in the sand... (An snow if we ever get an more in New Jersey where I live).
2 water pumps
Lugs were broken off by mechanic when new brakes were put on at about 70,000 miles
Transmission part was replaced around 140,000
Key entry on Drivers door is broken, have to enter from the passenger side. (170,000 miles when this happened)
Leaks oil. (All my cars have leaked oil)
Only 1 speaker on the radio works since about 70,000 miles. So listening to music is not a good option in this car.
Passenger side window cannot be put down from drivers side panel, so you have to reach over to put the window down... (It will go up).
I hate that the car does not have arm rests, so when I travel long distances I bring 3 pillows to wedge between the driver and passenger seats.
I consider all these issues just a car getting older.