Under body rust when purchased.
Right CV boot replaced shortly after purchase, then the left CV boot replaced about a year later.
Starter replaced in the Spring of 2006 and then during the Winter of 2008.
Replaced the Soft-top due to wear.
First off, since this is a 4x4, the Amigo's 4x4 performance on sand really surprises me. I don't even have to let the air out of the tires to drive on sand, however that would increse traction on the sand. It doesn't bog down in the sand when I let off the gas, and I've yet to get stuck. It is great on snow, and unless it's really deep, I don't need 4x4. Mud isn't much of a challenge either however, it would require the use of 4x4.
Mine has a 2.2 liter sized engine, compared to other SUV's on the road that is small. However, I do average about 25-26mpg during the summer, so that does keep a smile on my face, considering where gas prices are going nowadays (Note: Most of my driving is on the highway).
Another thing that I like about this car is that its great for surfing; I can just slide my surf board in through the open soft-top and take it to the beach.
I would definitely buy another! I will honestly miss this car, when I eventually will have to part with it. Isuzu did a great job in the design and manufacture of the Isuzu Amigo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th May, 2008