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Was the most fun I have ever had driving
By My former friend on
Vehicle1998 Isuzu Amigo S 2dr SUV 4WD
ReviewFirst off, I loved my amigo. Even through having to replace the starter once, alternator 3 times (kept getting bad rebuilt parts), and a bad piston ruining the engine at 136,000 miles. It was the most fun I have ever had driving, and I have had 14 cars and 2 motorcycles. It was a tank, and with the gray bumpers and the spare tire on the back I avoided any visible bumps from other cars and such. The 4 cyl sucks gas like a hummer, but is very very secure. You never feel like you are losing control. I am trying to find another amigo to buy, because I miss my old one. It just costs more to replace an engine than to buy another vehicle.
Best FeaturesI loved the 4wd for the winter, and the sunroof and convertible rear roof for the other seasons. The 5 speed was always fun, and never a hassle. It sounds great when revved. You do not see these on the roads, so you feel special when you are in one.
Worst FeaturesReliability- an engine should not kill itself under 200K miles. Also it is a hassle to find parts, especially alternators for this vehicle. also hard to find parts for the 4 cyl engine, because all the old engines have been used ready as replacements. MPG is a joke, 16 mpg in 2wd in summer with no a/c
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