1994 Isuzu Trooper LS DOHC from North America


Even with a lot of abuse it looks great and runs well


Tie Rod broke (mostly my fault)

Battery replaced.

Brakes, Tires and the usual stuff

No real wear on interior or exterior. Looks 5 years younger than it is.

The black glossy finish scratches up easily, but I think that is normal.

The back door hangs down about 1/2". That is it.

General Comments:

Hi, I have had a great time with this SUV. I drive hard and use this for my AV install business. I load it up every day and drive all over with my truck. It has never let me down. I go fast and take turns hard and the engine, steering and brakes are good. Feels vary sporty. The interior is great and puts up with all the tools and abuse we throw at it. Really fabulous. Quiet and vary comfortable leather seats. It could use a little more power and it is expensive to run, but it is vary reliable even though I drive it vary hard and it is really good off road. Shocked my friends with the Jeep Y J with how good it is and way out performed my friend with a Toyota 4runner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2007

1994 Isuzu Trooper S V6 from North America


Good car. durable. strong. unbreakable


Oil seeps out of oil covers. Car consumes about 1 quart between 3,000 mile oil changes.

Had to replace all water hoses at about 90K miles. Not bad.

Break wear was standard.

Automatic transmission interlock (which prevents from shifting into Reverse unless the knob is depressed) has failed. It is now possible to shift directly into reverse at any speed. This is a potentially dangerous situation. We try to avoid it.

Four wheel drive works as original.

Power steering hoses just went (120K miles).

Overall, the car is a tank. I plan on buying a newer model at a later date.

We haven't had the roll-over problems associated with Consumer Reports write-up several years ago. I feel that was operator induced.

I'd recommend getting a used Trooper to beat new car over-pricing.

General Comments:

Good overall performance. perform regular (3,000 mile oil/fluid changes) is best way to avoid problems.

We noticed no manufacturer flaws / defects.

There is an after-market third row seat that has three additional seats. we used is many times.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2006

1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2 from North America


So far so good


Just recently purchased this Trooper, Used to own a Rodeo and ran it forever. I've done extensive research on the Trooper and it seems as though if you take care of them with regular maintenance they will last along time. I previously owned a Rodeo bought it with 117,000 miles on it and sold it with 174,000 (should have kept it) it was a good running truck. The only problem that I had was the clutch went out and had to be replaced. It ran forever.

General Comments:

I hope the Trooper proves to be as reliable as the Rodeo. With the reviews that I have read on this site as well as others I feel that it will be.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2004

4th Nov 2005, 11:35

Can you point me to some of the research you did on the 1994 Isuzu Trooper before you purchased it? I'm considering one with 143k on it, but want to learn more about how much more life I can expect from it for the price the seller is asking. It has been very, very well maintained, and I only need it mostly to get around town, but I have to have a reliable car for the next couple of years and 143k is a lot. However, owner is only asking $3k for it, but I can't drop big bucks into repairs, etc. THANKS for any pointers.

1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2 Liter gas from North America


A dependable and well engineered SUV


Power steering pressure hose began to leak at 125,000. $38 for part and about 4 hours of work.

Rear brake caliper rusted and froze up at 125,000. New caliper $70, new rotor $40.

Stripped 1 bolt pan on transmission.

Although timing belt needs replaced at 60,000 miles -- you can save considerable money doing it yourself. It will take about half a day and the belt is under $50. My original belt has 126,000 miles on it and is just beginning to lightly crack - I will replace it shortly. I do not recommend going much over 60,000 miles - if it breaks you will be spending $1,000 or more to fix the damage!

General Comments:

I think the Trooper drives and handles very well.

It has enough power to get the job done and can pull 5500 pounds.

The interior has very light wear for a vehicle with 126,000 miles.

If you take care of your Trooper, drive gently and have regularly scheduled maintenance performed it will last 200,000 miles or more.

I intend to drive this vehicle until the wheels fall off -- then I will put them back on and drive it until the frame give out. I love the vehicle and enjoy driving it!

It's got a GREAT view of the road!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2004