The Amigo XS is a hoot on the back roads
My ex-wife picked this car when her Hyundai was totalled. Later she also bought a pink and blue -'73 VW beetle, so when we divorced, I took the Amigo and let her keep her Pepto-pink bug (though I thoroughly enjoyed my '74 Candy Apple VW.)
I really enjoyed the Amigo, it was a capable off-roader and performed adequately on the slickrock near Moab and along the White Rim trail, entry/exit angle on this thing really helped this stock Isuzu keep up with other (modified) 4x's. The 31x10.5 tires tended to float on the slick clay in southern Utah's mountains, but I never got stuck. A little more power would have been nice, but it did all right with the gear ratio. The cracked head problem seems to be an issue with the Isuzu 2.6L I4 engine also happened to my buddies Trooper, (after warranty for both of us, naturally) the replacement was improved, so that has been no problem (my sister now owns the car and it is still running strong).
I wouldn't mind having it back, although I would make some modifications to the vehicle to make it unstoppable off-road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th March, 2007