1991 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.8 V6 from North America
The only thing I have had gone wrong is a slight exhaust leak. A bolt had backed out and had to be re-tightened.
Almost forgot, the left side of the drivers seat is wearing and has little holes.
This is a great vehicle off road. I think, if pushed it'll go anywhere most other stock 4x4s will go.
I get good gas mileage. I get 18-19 mpg in town and 21-23 on the highway.
There is plenty of room inside and on the top, you can carry a lot of gear for a family of 4 or 5.
One of the good features is that the V6 is made my General Motors and maintenance is inexpensive and parts are widely available.
I use the vehicle for my business and family and it can't be beat.
I only paid $1850 and it is nearly like new.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st August, 2003
I have a 1991 with a 2.6L engine 4 banger, and the engine parts are very cheap, plus this little engine is even more reliable than it's American counterpart, although the fuel economy is about the same.
I absolutely love my trooper, and think it is the best vehicle on the road, and off road. I have had slight exhaust problems, but they were easily and cheaply solved. a trooper is a very smart buy for anyone. I got mine when I turned 16 for about $800 and he's still running strong. very solid, can go just about everywhere, I haven't been through everything, but he can handle a lot!!! keep troopers going. their a dieing breed.
I owned a '91 LS as well for about 3 years, and didn't have any problems with it (that I could find). After time on the highway, if I turned right or left at a light, I'd get a shudder in the drive train. Never figured out what it was as it was sporadic and it never got worse.
I had the GM 2.8 V6 and 4:55 gears creating lots of low end power, but ho hum highway performance... not that you'd want to go faster than 65 mph.