1999 Isuzu Trooper from North America


I would buy this SUV again, but would trade it in within 3-4 years for a newer model.


Replaced muffler in the third year (factory flaw).

Constant problem with "pinched hose" shortly after oil change at dealership.

New brakes four years in.

Replaced transmission at 78K, three months to "get it right" and at 85K (now) more transmission problems.

Replaced electronic sensor at same time as transmission, immediately followed by needing a new battery. (?)

Replaced starter three months later.

General Comments:

I love this SUV.

It handles well in the ice and snow.

The cargo area is HUGE and holds all of our camping equipment, plus two kayaks on top, and up to four bikes on the back.

Unfortunately, with the cost of gas and now the sudden onset of repairs (over $5,000 worth this time and counting), it is time to let go of this vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th January, 2006

1999 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5 from North America


It is by far the best vehicle on the road


I changed the brakes at 130,000 miles, even though there was still some pad left. I changed the oil/filter every 3,000 miles. No other work was done on the vehicle and I never had it serviced at the mileage intervals either.

General Comments:

This SUV is the best in the class.

It is ashamed that the "consumer advocates" doomed this vehicle, for the vehicle set the pace for four-wheel drive reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th December, 2005

1999 Isuzu Trooper Limited Edition 3.0 from North America




Okay I read one review from another individual and for those who love our unique troopers I thought I would add this! Okay I have had my trooper for 9 months now, okay it's not the greatest on gas with the recent gas increases, but if you can't afford the gas don't buy one. I love my trooper I even plan this year to customize it!

General Comments:

Rides like a dream , 4x4 dream!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2005

1999 Isuzu Trooper 3.0 turbo diesel Intercooler from Iceland


A piece of junk, avoid at all costs!


Nothing major until 120.000 km. Then everything went south.

It's now in it's third transmission, the second one fell to the ground (at 210k km), stick and all.

Shocks have gone on all four wheels at least once, 7 shocks in all.

Turbine gave up at 150.000 and again at 211.000.

Seat belt, driver side, stopped working at 219.000.

Passenger seat coils are wearing down considerably.

It sometimes won't start. I have taken it to the dealer several times and they can't find anything, usually it works like a charm there. It only seems to break down when I'm in a hurry...

General Comments:

This SUV handles like a cow in a skating rink, not very well. It has a tendency to 'jump' sideways at around 90 kph, which forces the driver to remain 100 % focused on the drving (not that that is neccessarily bad).

It makes so many extra noises that I can't discern what is what or where.

The seats are very uncomfortable, especially since I often have to drive it for 6-8 hours per day.

It's very sturdy though, and rough handling over mountain tracks, doesn't seem to wear it down much.

It has a lot of torque, but the acceleration sucks, sometimes I wonder why it has a speedometer, a calendar would suit it much better.

This is a company car, and therefore probably has worse maintenance than most, but still... three transmissions!

My co-workers and I will soon get a new SUV, Hyundai Santa Fe, and the repair cost for last year could have paid for half of that car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th July, 2005

29th Sep 2005, 23:18

Alas someone else who has found them to be very unreliable. I have found out to my detriment that the lovely car I bought 11 months ago (and broke down6 months ago) has had nothing, but a catalogue of disasters since it was first made. The engine blew up at 22000 miles and had to be replaced and again just before I bought it. Both times the turbo had exploded. It also wouldn't start in cold mornings, but the garage couldnt find anything wrong, the 4x4 didn't work and a back shock has gone.