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
11th Oct 2003, 10:48
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.
14th Sep 2005, 11:47
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.
17th Jul 2006, 18:15
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.