1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2


So far so good


Just recently purchased this Trooper, Used to own a Rodeo and ran it forever. I've done extensive research on the Trooper and it seems as though if you take care of them with regular maintenance they will last along time. I previously owned a Rodeo bought it with 117,000 miles on it and sold it with 174,000 (should have kept it) it was a good running truck. The only problem that I had was the clutch went out and had to be replaced. It ran forever.

General Comments:

I hope the Trooper proves to be as reliable as the Rodeo. With the reviews that I have read on this site as well as others I feel that it will be.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2004

4th Nov 2005, 11:35

Can you point me to some of the research you did on the 1994 Isuzu Trooper before you purchased it? I'm considering one with 143k on it, but want to learn more about how much more life I can expect from it for the price the seller is asking. It has been very, very well maintained, and I only need it mostly to get around town, but I have to have a reliable car for the next couple of years and 143k is a lot. However, owner is only asking $3k for it, but I can't drop big bucks into repairs, etc. THANKS for any pointers.

1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2 Liter gas


A dependable and well engineered SUV


Power steering pressure hose began to leak at 125,000. $38 for part and about 4 hours of work.

Rear brake caliper rusted and froze up at 125,000. New caliper $70, new rotor $40.

Stripped 1 bolt pan on transmission.

Although timing belt needs replaced at 60,000 miles -- you can save considerable money doing it yourself. It will take about half a day and the belt is under $50. My original belt has 126,000 miles on it and is just beginning to lightly crack - I will replace it shortly. I do not recommend going much over 60,000 miles - if it breaks you will be spending $1,000 or more to fix the damage!

General Comments:

I think the Trooper drives and handles very well.

It has enough power to get the job done and can pull 5500 pounds.

The interior has very light wear for a vehicle with 126,000 miles.

If you take care of your Trooper, drive gently and have regularly scheduled maintenance performed it will last 200,000 miles or more.

I intend to drive this vehicle until the wheels fall off -- then I will put them back on and drive it until the frame give out. I love the vehicle and enjoy driving it!

It's got a GREAT view of the road!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2004

1994 Isuzu Trooper LE 3.2


Nice ride for a southern boy


Starter went out at about 60,000 miles.

Power steering hose at 70,000 miles.

Brake pads lasted until 100,000 miles.

Bose car stereo not up to par for the money.

Replacef 8 to 10 wheel studs when tires were rotated.

Does not like the fact that the timing belt has to be replaced at 60,000 miles ($600.00 each time).

General Comments:

The ride is excellent.

The view is great.

Plenty of room.

Put together well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2001

20th Mar 2001, 17:06

The timing belt complaint is a small issue. Spend fifty bucks and get a service manual. It takes you step by step on how to replace, don't forget to change the hydraulic pusher.

2nd Apr 2003, 17:27

My family owns a 1988 Isuzu Trooper II. We have owned it from new. A few years ago we had to replace all the Lug Nuts except for 3 or 4. We also had to replace at least 8 studs, sorry I can't remember the exact number. We found out that this happened because the mechanics used an air wrench instead of using the lug wrench tool supplied with the car. The air wrench hurts the lug nuts because it tightens them too much and screws the studs into the plastic inside the lug-nuts. Then when you take the lugs off the car they may break the studs and then they need to be replaced.