1993 Isuzu Trooper Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1993 Isuzu Trooper Duty 3.2V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles

Summary:

Big tough armoured personnel carrier

Faults:

Indicator relay unit repeatedly failed causing indicators to fail on one or both sides. My 'local' Isuzu dealer advised parts over £100, and I got them for less than £40 in the trade. This is probably related to the tow bar fitted sometime in it's history.

General Comments:

I bought this as a second car for off road use: it had seen a hard life (bits of trim missing etc) but was mechanically OK. Replacement trim etc just clips back in- the major parts have lasted very well.

Great driving position, although I wish the seat would go a bit further back.

The original Isuzu bull bars have rusted very badly and are due for replacement with an A Frame bar.

SUPERB off road performance and will pull anything, although tyres will affect offroad grip a lot - Avon's are good.

The headlights aren't up to the job - I am planning to replace with brighter bulbs.

On-road manners aren't great, but you shouldn't expect this in a 4x4 - I have had no problems in any weather.

Fuel economy is not great, especially in 4WD, but driven gently I can get 25mpg from the V6. Tall gearing helps - I can chug from 30-80mph in top. Although, with the high performance air filters, it is quick from 0-30, but is slurping unleaded at a scary rate. So do what I did, and get LPG'd up!

By the way this is from the UK so apologies for the way we spell!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2004

11th Oct 2004, 07:02

So am I correct in understanding that your Trooper has an LPG conversion? Any details, parts sources, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

24th Apr 2012, 07:01

I have seen this comment previously posted. Please can you help with locating a kit? I am in South Africa.

1993 Isuzu Trooper gas from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission gas Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Previous carGMC Pickup

Summary:

I love the vehicle!

Faults:

The starter had to be replaced a month after we purchased it.

General Comments:

We bought a 1993 Isuzu Trooper from a young man in The Pas, Manitoba.

We are very proud of the Trooper.

My husband drove a lot of different trucks and cars. He claims this is the best one yet.

If he could afford to buy a new vehicle, he would buy a Trooper.

We have had no problems so far with the Trooper. We've had it for 5 months.

He pulls a trailer load of wood through deep snow and has no trouble.

The Trooper is a 1993 and is in mint condition inside and out, and has no dents of any type. There is no rust anywhere on it.

We have the only Trooper in our town.

We have a lot of people commenting about it, saying it is a beautiful vehicle. And we agree.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2004

1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carToyota Truck

Summary:

This Trooper go father!

Faults:

Replace timing belt at 120,000 miles.

Replace valve cover gaskets at 122,000.

Fuel pump went out at 135,000 miles.

Transmission 1/reverse band seal leaks at 165,000.

Replace P/S pump at 165,100 miles.

The rest is conventional maintenance!

The interior an the exterior looks like new, of-course there are some dents.

General Comments:

This vehicle was build mostly for off road conditions.

However I used its 4X4.

This Trooper is spacious and reliable!

The only failure I have at this moment is my automatic radio antenna!

This vehicle never let my down!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2004

5th Feb 2004, 20:24

I purchased a 1993 Isuzu Trooper in September. I love it! There is no rust. The interior looks new. It is reliable. I have no complaints about it at all. I have no regrets at all for buying it.

14th Mar 2005, 19:07

I have had my '93 Trooper for 12 years. I love it, its the best truck I've ever owned. I go down to the beach and love driving off road. This is the best 4x4 you could own. The only problem I have experienced is that it has a tendency to bottom out. I have 117k miles on it with very few problems. I have had to replace the starter after a hurricane flooded the car, mainly due to the salt water.

1993 Isuzu Trooper LWB Citation 3.1 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 3.1 turbo diesel
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Back exhaust box at 43k miles (3 years).

Brake pads at 35k.

Nothing else, just routine servicing.

General Comments:

28-30mpg, smooth quiet ride, easy starter in all weathers, cruises comfortably at up to 80mph, not geared for much more than this but can reach 100mph.

Good acceleration considering weight and size. Holds its own with most saloon cars. Easy driver in traffic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 1997

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 11 reviews