by Sean on Dec 10, 2007 Vehicle: 1998 Isuzu Amigo S 2dr SUV w/Soft Top
The Amigo is a pretty fun car to drive as far as simplicity and tightness. The 4 cylinder lacks some power, but can take off when necessary. I have the most basic model, but I like how it's readily made for the V6 and 4WD, but the hard suspension made for this type is a little too hard for a smooth ride. I don't like how the engine taps loudly when it's cold, over 2000 rpms sound horrible at cold, but sounds fine after heating up. The weathering from typical New England cause the soft top to harden and very difficult to use. The 2WD model is bad in the snow and slides very easily (except I like to slide, its fun). Overall, it's fun to start with, but a little embarrasing for school.
by James on May 22, 2005 Vehicle: 1998 Isuzu Amigo S 2dr SUV w/Soft Top
Paid only $13,300 new for basic version of this SUV; 4 cylinder 5 speed. Clutch went early at only 29K miles and that with mostly freeway driving after rush hour. I spilled oil on engine and due to design soaked plugs. Overall though been good vehicle and inexpensive to maintain.
by scd1 on Sep 4, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Isuzu Amigo S 2dr SUV w/Soft Top
This vehicle has been bulletproof to
55,000 miles.No major mech
prob,int/ext body hardware is holding
up well.Plastic windows getting
worn.Only work done other than Isuzu
recalls and service bulletins was: new
batt,frnt brake pads @ 50K mi, and
tires @ 55K.Under warr the windsheild
washer pump and radio were rpl.The
dealer I purchased the vehicle
from,Pitre Isuzu in Scottsdale was and
still is horrible.I have been
completely satisfied with Chapman
Isuzu in Tempe since then.The ride
qual is what you should expect from a
short wheelbase utility
vehicle.Performance from the 4-cyl is
adequate until the a/c is turned
on,then pretty tepid.
Isuzu reintroduces its convertible sport-utility after a three-year hiatus. This model comes with a modest four-cylinder engine, but the powerful V6 from the Rodeo is available and turns this 4WD droptop into a screamer.
was released last august (2000) and covers all Amigos 1998-2000 (and I would guess this problem will continue into more model years) and may also affect ground P6. If you experience these problems (t...