1998 Isuzu Trooper from North America
A high priced money pit
The compressor that makes the air conditioner work went out at approximately 30,000 miles. The cost for repair for this is over $1,000.00.
The brakes, front and rear, went out at 43,000 miles. Not only did the brakes go out, but the calipers on the brakes fell off. This was a $500.00 repair.
The dipstick that checks the oil in the engine indicates no oil in the vehicle after less than 3,000 miles since the last oil change. This is at the current 44,000 miles. Cost for repair unknown at this time.
The driver side window came off track, only allowing the window to be rolled up if it is manually pushed back into place. This is at the current 44,000 miles. Cost for repair unknown at this time.
The blower for the air conditioner and heater quits working at times, and only starts working again if switches that control the outside/recirculate air are moved back and forth. This happened at approximately 35,000 miles.
One of the back seats does not lock into place when folded forward. This happened at approximately 25,000 miles.
This is the worst car I have ever owned. I have never seen a car that is this new, with this low of miles, have so many problems, amounting in so much cost to repair. I should've NEVER veered from Hondas.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th March, 2003
7th May 2003, 16:30
That's too bad. Sounds like you got a lemon. My '93 LS has 134,000 miles and I haven't had any of those problems. Just normal wear like the starter. You could have very well gotten a lemon by staying with Honda's. I've owned my Trooper for 4 years, and I'm planning on getting another Trooper next time.