2000 Isuzu Trooper Review from UK and Ireland

2000 Isuzu Trooper Executive 3.0 turbo diesel

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Previous carCitroen Berlingo

Summary:

Best jeep when or even IF they ever run right

Faults:

Head cracked on the engine @ 30k miles on its new engine. Dealer made it too expensive to fix.

Throttle position sensor broke, making the check engine light randomly turn on and off, and making fuel economy worse.

General Comments:

When these jeeps run right, nothing will match them. The higher spec ones are good looking. The Executive model had comfortable, soft seats with separate armrests.

People say to service them right with the right oil, and they will be OK; I say that's crap. It only prolongs the disaster that is coming. A ticking time bomb is what they are, and it kills me to say stay away from them, but I still like them.

Fuel economy was bad compared to its rivals.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd June, 2011

Average review marks: 4.4 / 10, based on 1 review