Reliable, nice-looking car at a fine price
Driver side window sticks about an inch below closing occasionally. This is no good if you happen to get stuck in the rain, but you can usually push it the rest of the way up. It happens rarely and is not a major flaw.
Very loud wind sounds on the interstate.
Engine makes a slight clicking sound when running, but nothing that seems to warranty a repair.
Rear power door locks stick at times. Rear doors also stick at times and the door lock has to be locked and unlocked a few times before the rear door will open. Rear doors also can be difficult to open sometimes.
No cup holders. I've spilled too many drinks.
Not the best gas mileage. I usually fill up every 10 days or so.
Car has great power and accelerates quickly. Power Drive mode makes acceleration even faster and smoother, and it kicks you automatically into high gear.
Seats are not the most comfortable, but they are fine for everyday driving. The roominess of the vehicle makes up for the seats. It's extremely roomy.
It can be a hassle to open the hatchback, but it's very convenient that there is a button on the dashboard that will pop open the rear window so that you don't have to go through the process of swinging out the tire, etc.
Very nice first car, especially for an active teen. I would buy another car from Isuzu for sure.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th March, 2004