1991 Isuzu Impulse XS 1.6 inline 4, DOHC 16v from North America
If the XS is this good, imagine how amazing the RS would be!
Clutch went at 212000km, being it was the original.
Bushing in the shifter assembly went.
Ring gear broke when the clutch went.
Very loud, as a result of the down pipe having holes in it.
Very precise handling, sometimes unpredictable in the wet and snow, very.
Good in braking and acceleration. Sounds good with an aftermarket air intake.
Filter. And looks amazing with custom rims. The front seats are very comfortable as for the back seats, lets just say it shouldn't have back seats.
Everyone loves the unique styling.
Plans are to race it in SOLO racing, or Rallies.
My next car hopefully will be the Impulse RS (Turbo) that packs 30hp more than the XS, and plan to race it "hard core" in SOLO and/or Rallies.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th February, 2001
14th Apr 2001, 17:16
I have an 1991 Isuzu Impulse XS also. I have owned many sporty cars (Saab, BMW, etc) and I think that my Isuzu Impulse is by far the best handling car that I have ever had. I would recommend it to anyone.
13th Aug 2004, 23:15
I agree with the main reviewer and the first comment. This car handles beautifully; I'm still on the original clutch at 160,000 miles; it's a blast to drive, it is easy on gas, and only now after 13 years I'm starting to think (with great sadness) of retiring it. The only serious problems I had with it were caused by incompetent mechanics.
I wish they still made 'em.
8th Mar 2005, 07:39
I am having a hard time finding parts for my Impulse. The steering hose is leaking. Any suggestions?
9th Nov 2005, 10:55
Hi, I would also appreciate any information on the power steering system as I also have a bad leak. Thanks.
6th Dec 2005, 09:42
The RS has 160hp instead of 110hp to my best knowledge. It's also inter cooled and AWD.
7th May 2006, 19:50
I have a 91 "wagon-back" version and am needing to sell it. Any suggestions as to a good marketing strategy? I live on Vancouver Island.
12th May 2006, 09:52
To the 7th of May commenter, I would suggest Autotrader.ca.