1993 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L from North America
It is slow and weak, but very capable and as far as reliability, it can't be beat!!
The only things that have ever gone wrong with my trooper were: rear window cables at 30,000 (expensive),idler pulley at 130,000, and the timing belt at 220,000 miles. Now, muffler at 231,000
I honestly trust this thing to run perfectly more than I trust that the sun will come up, even with this kind of mileage!
Always has had a strange popping noise from front end in AWD...?
I have to comment on power..or..lack there of. Quite simply, It has no power. At all..none..needs that v-8 torque-scrap that 3.2L!!!
This is a rock solid SUV-very rigid frame, very top heavy-goes through shocks almost as fast as it does gas! I don't know how anyone can get good mileage from these troopers, I can best a 14 mpg... on the highway. What gives here?
Stock tires definitely leaves some to be desired.
Very roomy for Driver.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th April, 2005
14th Apr 2005, 12:38
RE: In short yes. When juxtaposed in such a manner, however, I feel that it calls more attention to my trooper's lack of power.
26th Oct 2006, 15:16
I now have 248,000 miles on my trooper. I can muster 17.5 mpg between hwy and city driving. It still burns no oil at all... I almost can't believe it!
Fuel pump did go out at about 235,000, but nothing wrong since then, just the routine stuff.
With this much mileage-- and it still runs perfectly-- it is by far the most reliable vehicle I've owned or known of.
9th Jun 2007, 01:11
Update: Currently have 256,000 miles and still running "strong." Nothing new to report, just checking in.
29th Jun 2008, 03:48
Update: Currently at 263,000 miles and have had a bit of action involving the Ol' Troop Troop. I nearly got in an accident when my brake lines rusted through and leaked all of my fluid while I was driving. I do not fault my trooper for this happening, but am simply reporting. My Trooper has rarely been garage kept, so what would one expect living in the midwest? The major rusting of the undercarriage and components are more than likely going to be it's demise as the engine runs fine still and burns no oil to speak of. Man this thing is the epitome of reliability, but for safety reasons I am retiring it soon.
5th Sep 2016, 13:36
And how many miles does it have now?