1986 Isuzu Trooper II 2.3 from North America
Best Thing to come out of Japan since Godzilla!!
Other from the normal wear and tear items
Alternator at 25000
Starter at 32000
Head Gasket blew at 70000
Seats, Cargo, Door Panels replaced at 100000
A/C compressor died at 120000.
This is the first 4x4 vehicle I bought and it has turned out to be the best ever. It still runs great though the paint job is showing it's age.
If I knew how good this vehicle was going to be I would have bought two back in 1986 and stored one for later use.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th September, 2006
12th Sep 2006, 18:59
"Best Thing to come out of Japan since Godzilla!!"
- SINCE WHEN IS GODZILLA GOOD!!!???
17th Sep 2008, 12:21
Obviously the person who made the comment did not understand the metaphor alluding to the fact that the Trooper, while simplistic in design is as tough as the fictional Godzilla when stumping through rough terrain making it virtually unstoppable.
25th Sep 2010, 21:21
The first gen Troopers are tanks. They are ugly, but I love them.
26th Mar 2013, 18:22
UGLY? This is not the first time I've read this comment. Beauty's in the eye of the beholder, but I just bought a 96, and like its looks MUCH more than the usual Jeeplets. It's got 260K miles, is leaking oil like a sieve, but I think I'm in love. Just wish I could find a diesel to swap in when/if the engine gives up.
The interior is still nice, gauges work, etc... and who needs air conditioned (it's been removed, GOOD!). How can a 27 year old rig be this good?