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Isuzu Amigo Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 205 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Isuzu Amigo

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Cool middle ground alternative to Jeep Wrangler and Toyota RAV4.

  • Cons

    Not a lot of standard equipment on this truck.

  • What's New for 1998

    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.

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Customer Reviews

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I luv my amigo

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Vehicle: 1998 Isuzu Amigo S V6 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top

I've had a 1998 Amigo for a few years; my daughter drove it to college. Never a moments trouble. At 265,000 miles, I had a re-manufactured engine installed along with it's first clutch replacement. Yes, Amigo likes a taste of oil; about a quart every 3500 miles. The front end is tight; the body has no rattles. also replaced the shocke; 3rd set. All-in-all, I luv my 1998 Amgo, I hope it goes another 265,000 miles.




Best unit beyond a jeep

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Vehicle: 1998 Isuzu Amigo S V6 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top

I plow snow for a living, so I need to be out in the worst of it at any moment. This guy cares less what the weather is, it just plows through deep sloppy snow where others are still at the light wondering what just flew by them. I would not trade for anything less. My soft top never rattles at 90 mph. The V6 5 speed will out run anything on the road with comparable V6 in this class. I also have the GMC Sonoma 4x4, and I get better mileage and pulling power for the snowmobile trailer enclosed with the Amigo. The Amigo can easily out run the 4.3 of the GMC.




Say hello to my little

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Vehicle: 1998 Isuzu Amigo S V6 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top

I have had my '98 amigo for about a year, and I have had an absolutely great time driving it. I have driven it through deep mud and snow and the only way to get it stuck is to bury it up to the axles. I am 18, and this car handles young driver abuse very well. Parts can be pretty cheap if bought online, but the SUV is so compact it makes it hard to work on. It does burn about a quart every 1000 miles or so, but it has superior gas milage to any other SUV of its class. All this means is you might have to check your oil more often and the gas savings more than cover the oil cost. It is very easy to install a new radio and speakers by yourself. The soft top is very cool, and girls love the car.




Best car to date

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Vehicle: 1998 Isuzu Amigo S V6 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top

At 185,000 miles This car has given me no problems. Just now it is in need of the basics. Battery (just changed the original), brakes, couple of fuses. I love this vehicle. If Isuzu was to make them again I would purchase again. Knock on wood it will last another 185,000 mile.



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Pass on the amigo!

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Vehicle: 1998 Isuzu Amigo S V6 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top

Inferior dealer service and poor Isuzu warranty! After 8 months the red paint started to fade bad, dealer would not correct. At 20K engine had bad intake leak, continuous stalling any the alarm was now going off when ever it wanted. Switch for heated mirrors was also replaced 3x. At 30K, 4wd would not engage when it was cold out(when you need it most), dealer couldn't fix. Over-acting ABS, no good in the rain. At 50K I had to have it repainted, out of my pocket because the truck was now pink! At 60K the engine developed a major oil leak. Will never buy a Isuzu/GM product again...



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

The amigo is no friend

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Vehicle: 1998 Isuzu Amigo S V6 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top

I have a 1998 Amigo with 50k miles. From a truck that is supposed to be fun and enjoyable, It has given me nothing but grief. I only wish there was a word more powerful than horrendous to describe Isuzu's customer service and they way they treat their "Valued" customers. Quick rundown, transmission went on me exactly 2 months after the 5 yr wrnty expired, no help from isuzu, Check engine light on since 30k miles, pass window wont roll down, ac went, radio broke, suspension squeaks, rear seat broke, bumper cracked, intake gasket went, o2 sensors went, catalytic converters went. All I can say is the Amigo, is no friend of mine. Nor is Isuzu.



Full 1998 Isuzu Amigo Review

What's New for 1998

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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