1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2 DOHC from North America
This machine is a blessing!!
The only thing that has gone wrong on this Trooper was the EGR valve. I believe that was my doing by trying to clean it with a caustic cleaner.
Other than that, this Trooper has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned!!
185,000 miles and yes, no squeaks or rattles. I actually decided buy it after reading all the great reviews on this site.
I have taken this vehicle where Jeeps have gotten stuck, and made it out just fine. I live in SE Idaho where January temps get to the -18 below zero range, and she starts right up without a fuss. Winter traction is superior to the poorly made Jeep Cherokee I once owned.
I feel this vehicle has been a true blessing. I'm going to look at buying a second 93 Trooper I found today. If you are thinking about getting a Trooper then do it!! This Trooper even runs better than my Acura, which is almost as old. I would however stay with a 3.2 DOHC motor. The other Trooper I'm buying tomorrow also has the DOHC. There is a website forum dedicated to Isuzu fan, where you will learn the newer 3.5 motor had issues with drinking oil. The 3.2 SOHC motor is 15hp less than the DOHC, and is prone to valve tick. From what I understand, it's more of an annoyance than anything.
Bottom line.. If you need a RUGGED SUV, then buy a Trooper. This is the sole reason why Honda rebadged the Rodeo and called it a Passport!! :0)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th January, 2010
26th Jan 2010, 15:06
I'm the original poster, and I picked up that other Trooper I was looking at. Now I have 2 Troopers in front of my house. I love these machines!! This one will need some cleaning, but it runs like a champ. It's got all the goodies like heated leather seats and a 5spd, which is fun to drive.