1991 Isuzu Trooper Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1991 Isuzu Trooper 2.8TD from Spain

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.8TD Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired213000 kilometres
Most recent distance235000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Caravelle

Summary:

I expect to keep it for several years yet. A pleasure to own and to drive

Faults:

Rear disc calipers replaced - seized.

Battery replaced - dead cell.

Steering arm replaced - worn.

Tyres replaced - worn.

Radio replaced as CD failed.

General Comments:

Super reliable.

Average comfort, but 1200 kilometres a day no problem.

Wide gap between gears sometimes a nuisance on highway, but great off road.

Good fuel consumption 32-36mph.

A little underbody rust, but not serious.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2008

1991 Isuzu Trooper 2.6L from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.6L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired166000 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carIsuzu Trooper

Summary:

TOUGH, great Deal, easy to work on

Faults:

Fuel pump failed shortly after I bought it; exhaust manifold needs replacing (cracked or warped) ; head gasket leaked, but temporarily fixed with stop leak; paint is flaking off; replaced all vacuum hoses/lines (this really helped!).

General Comments:

I love the thing. It runs and runs, starts up in the cold. Got 25 mpg on my last trip to N. Idaho from Boise! I hope to have this thing for a long time. I am now looking at getting an 89 as a back up! great deal on a tough vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2007

1991 Isuzu Trooper 2.8L V6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.8L V6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance139000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

A great overall rig

Faults:

The clutch went out at 132000.

Rotor & Cap went at 136000, I don't know how long it had been since they were replaced before.

The bumpers were rusty, but I sanded them down and painted them.

Bumpers dent easily.

Speedometer cable wore through at 136000.

Leaks A lot of oil.

Carpet is thin, and cheap.

Windows rattle.

No dash kit for CD player.

The 4Low makes a "clunk" ing sound crawling up hills, that shakes the whole rig.

General Comments:

Even though all the little things wrong with it, the Trooper is very reliable, and rides nice. I get about 15 in the city, and 18 on the highway. The gas mileage was better, until I put 31 x 10.50 off - road tires on it. it does great off road, besides the 4Low clunking sound. Overall the Trooper is a great rig, that has tons of uses, and will make a great vehicle for anyone, as long as you're not too speed hungry!

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

Review Date: 6th September, 2006

1991 Isuzu Trooper 2.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 2.6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 miles
Most recent distance236000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

I love this car

Faults:

The water pump and timing belt went out at 210.

Transmission seal went out 3 times.

Torque converter was bad when bought the people who fixed it didn't bold it correctly and it cracked in half.

Head had two cracks in it cost 1000 to fix.

Now the thermal valve broke so it runs kind of bad.

It started a mysterious oil leak by oil filter just this last week my mechanic said oil filter gasket was bad I bought a new one it cut leak in half, but not fixed it turned out to be the oil pressure switch right next to it.

My CV joint was destroyed by a rock because I was stupid and drove it off roading w/o a cv boot.

General Comments:

I absolutely LOVE this car even with all of its little problems I think I will never get rid of it.

Heck it has 236k miles on it, but it rides well and is extremely good off-roading heck I pulled out a few of my friends out of mud that I made it through. it take big hills like its nothing. All of my friends love it they wanted to one for themselves. This body style is the best ever. The interior is roomy and seats are comfortable. the only problem I have with it is the expensive part.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2006

1991 Isuzu Trooper II 2.8 liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.8 liter V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance114000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Super reliable and reasonable transportation

Faults:

Had to replace the original muffler at 100,000 miles, and replace the master slave cylinder due to rubber grommet wearing out around the same time. Interior in very good shape, only one small crack on the left side of the driver's seat. Clean as a pin. Runs well, gets around 18 MPG. Starts every time, great on the road, hauls tons, reliable, clean, inexpensive transportation. Cleans up real well, all shiny. Easy on tires too. I change oil regularly, and maintain it, for I plan to own it for years. I paid $2,000 for it in September, 2004.

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

Review Date: 11th June, 2006

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 18 reviews