1986 Isuzu Pickup Review

1986 Isuzu Pickup 1.9 gas engine from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.9 gas engine Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired162000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carSubaru Brumby


Great little truck!


Alternator went out.

Battery died.

Headlights burned out.

Thermostat died.

Radiator hose rotted out.

General Comments:

This is an awesome little truck!

It runs and runs and runs!

I've only had to do basic maintenance on it, and replace a worn out hose and a bad thermostat.

The alternator killed a battery and the headlights. It finally went out in the middle of nowhere, and I was still able to drive the truck another 300 miles to my destination!

I get close to 30 mpg with the canopy on, which is unheard for a truck.

It's pretty slow (1.9L engine, what do you expect?) but it can haul/tow anything.

The cabin is pretty basic, and kind of noisy at high speeds, but since this is a no-frills truck I'm not surprised.

The only downside is that getting parts is kind of hard. I had to go to 5 parts stores before I could find an alternator, and I was unable to find a radiator hose with the right bends in it so I had to patch the old one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2007

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review