1984 Isuzu Trooper Reviews

1984 Isuzu Trooper DLX 2.3 from Pakistan

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.3 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Most Graceful Off-roader

Faults:

I'd severe problems with it's clutch when I bought it. As it'd a cable clutch system. Now I got it altered am using a hydraulic clutch.

General Comments:

It roars on the road as well as on off-road tracks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th July, 2006

1984 Isuzu Trooper DLX 2.2L diesel from Pakistan

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2L diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired55 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A solid, reliable workhorse

Faults:

Loose power steering hose within the first year. Just tightened up the clamp.

Tachometer would intermittently stop working. Got worse with age, but the fellow I sold the car to has fixed it now.

Air conditioner compressor needed to be replaced at about 120,000 km. Air conditioning was problematic ever since the replacement. Couldn't get it workig quite right till I sold it.

Alternator blew up at about 150,000 km.

Rear window defroster died sometime before the alternator blew up.

Changed shocks at 183,000 km.

Pressure plate & clutch needed to be replaced at 197,000 km.

Overhauled engine at 197,000 km as it had been consuming oil and did not like starting up on cold mornings.

Brake cylinders (rear) had to be replaced at 205,000 km.

General Comments:

Mine was an accidentally good experience with the Trooper. I was initially bummed that we had not gotten the flashier Mitsubishi Pajero in 1984 but as time passed, and the car just kept going like new, I was more and more impressed with it.

The Diesel makes barely adequate power and the car takes ages to accelerate - and its noisy. However its quite powerful in 4x4 mode and impressed me when a couple of Pajeros gave up and this thing made it through.

The ride has always been good. Needed to replace the shocks only once in its 200k plus tenure with us.

We had not intended to keep this car as long as we did, but it just kept on doing its job and never gave us a reason to sell it.

It got a bit moody toward the end though and required regular maintenance.

I am now in Dubai and am planning on buying another Trooper.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2004

1984 Isuzu Trooper 1.9 Gas from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 Gas Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired148000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles

Summary:

The most beautifully engineered SUV to crawl the planet

Faults:

Our family has had no problems, failures, or annoyances with the car.

General Comments:

My parents bought the car brand new and drove it everyday for 17 years. I have recently inherited the car and throughout its life we have had no problems or failures result from driving it. The engine is greatly under powered and body roll is apparent. Besides these general faults, putting the 4 speed into 4Low, the Trooper can climb and conquer any trail its put to. Everything within the drive train is stock (including clutch) and it still runs solid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2001

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews