1999 Isuzu Trooper S Performance 3.5 from North America
Everything you could ask for in a SUV, except for higher mileage
Driver side window needs new plastic brackets for the mechanism, doesn't work. I think I have a bad habit of closing it too tight.
No other problems at all.
Excellent acceleration, very roomy and comfortable, massive cargo area, and most importantly - extremely reliable. Overall it is equal or slightly better in quality to our Toyota Sienna. Would like better fuel economy, I drive mostly around town and get 14-15 mpg. It still looks absolutely clean under the hood!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th January, 2005
17th Jan 2005, 09:25
For 2005, Isuzu is now down to only one model in the US and that one (Ascender) is just an existing GM model (TrailBlazer), built in the US, with an Isuzu nameplate on it.
Apparently the Isuzu company is having financial problems.
Would be leery of buying any Isuzu, as the future of that brand, at least in the US market, looks cloudy, and if they do withdraw, the resale values would probably drop considerably.
19th Aug 2005, 23:20
If you look into why Isuzu is having financial problems you see that they are because of GM.
Could use a little more power. All original accept for spark plugs. Trooper will be back in 06-07.
27th Aug 2005, 09:15
Okay thank you comment above me, I was hoping the trooper would be reproduced this is a wonderful suv and when the new ones finally come out I will definitely buy one!
26th Sep 2005, 08:54
I bought my Trooper 3.0.TDI one year ago. Probably the best car I've ever had. We use the car for everything from driving the kids to school, to driving up in the mountains hunting. The car carries luggage, dogs and shotguns without problems in any conditions.
And the diesel engine is cheap to drive. Great car!
6th Aug 2008, 19:17
Isuzu Trooper 3.0 doch, best I've ever bought, got it new 2004. Use the right oil and a mechanic that knows something, and there will be no bother.