Consumer reports retracted that statement. It is no worse than other SUVs.
1) The weather is the course of your accident and not the super Trooper
2) Understand the behaviour of your car in different condition.
The loss of your daughter is a tragedy I wouldn't wish on anyone. Your blame of the vehicle, however, is misguided and shortsighted. If conditions were right for ice, extra caution should have been exercised. Vehicles, by and large, perform in concert to the direction of their operators. Unfortunately, the consequence of your driving input resulted in a tragic output!
I purchased my Trooper in fall of 1999 and have driven it 130,000 miles on road and off in some scary places. I have only one failure and it was a fuel pressure regulator about $350. This Trooper has the best brakes of any vehicle I have ever driven. I pulled a trailer weighing 5,500 pounds 1,100 miles. It actually performs just as good today as when new.
I'm sorry, but if you look at SUV statistics you will find that they are 40+% more likely to inflict injury on their passengers than a regular car.
SUVs are death traps and have always been that way. You simply cannot avoid the laws of physics.
Unless you live in the real boonies, there is no reason to own one.
If the original poster had been in a late model car the chance of a rollover would have been minimal.
I am sorry too, but at 63 mph if you hit ice and lose control you will probably flip over in anyting you are driving (car or SUV). Talk about the laws of physics. It takes common sense to drive safely in ANY car.
I am Very Sorry for What Happened to Your daughter all SUVS have a tendency to roll over a lot, but I'm not sure that other ones are any better you should stick with cars.
On 7/2/07, my 1999 Isuzu Trooper's rear passenger tire blew out (apparent thread separation-still under investigation).
It started fishtailing and I had absolutely no control of the steering. The SUV pulled to the left (I was going about 65 mph) across the highway's four lanes, turned in direction of traffic, hit the curb, hit a light pole, rolled over head over three times and landed on it's wheels in a park and ride between two cars. I was knocked out after hitting the light pole and came to about 5 minutes later injured and bloody. My son, sitting in front passenger seat immediately got out of the car, apparently uninjured and called 911. The Isuzu was completely crushed upfront-includindg the windshield and support columns (a total loss). Both airbags failed to deploy. I had surgery on both my hands and lacerations and trauma to my head - recovering now. The highway patrolman blamed the tire blow out for the accident. My trooper had 98k miles on it and the tires only had 24K miles on it and were 2 years old. Lesson: By the best tires you can. I paid $500.00 + for four tires (a brand name) and was told they are great tires.
My 1999 Trooper had a problem of the accelerator sticking. It happened when there was no ice and as I came to a stop the vehicle gained speed, raced across the road against the traffic light and drove up onto a guard rail. The entire time I was stepping on the (ABS) brakes as hard and solidly as possible. I was fortunate that there was no other car involved. This problem had been reported in models of other years.
I have heard of stuck accelerators on many types of cars... Hardly a Trooper thing. Things can go wrong on any car. We had two Troopers and never had anything like that go wrong on them.
Why were you going 63 MPH when there was ice on the road anyways?!
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