Big tough armoured personnel carrier
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.
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