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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Isuzu Amigo Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Isuzu Amigo

  • A somewhat-charming specialty SUV let down by sloppy handling dynamics and an unrefined interior.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sporty styling, standard ABS, powerful V6 engine option.

  • Cons

    Excessive engine noise, harsh suspension, cramped interior.

  • What's New for 2000

    Redesigned front styling and several new colors are available for the new year. The Ironman package offers the Rodeo's Intelligent Suspension Control system.

Full 2000 Isuzu Amigo Review

What's New for 2000

Redesigned front styling and several new colors are available for the new year. The Ironman package offers the Rodeo's Intelligent Suspension Control system.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Cute car & overall good

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Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Amigo

Bought used with 100K mi. Have put on 60K mi. Previous owner didn't take car of car at all but still has held up suprisingly well. Replaced timing belt to be safe & horn because it was barely heard. Only issue not caused by previous owner is metal section of roof between both sunroofs has enough of a rust spot to require fixing. No leaks anywhere, including both sunroofs which are removable - nice. My complaints: very little room inside (feels cramped) & difficult for people to get in/out of back seat; gas mileage from 18-21 mpg; & rough ride (not a sedan). Overall this is the cutest car I've ever owned & has never broken down, very high off ground, gets on/off beach easy w/o 4X4, & fun!




Exhausting

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Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Amigo

The Amigo is a SUPER FUN car to drive when it's working correctly. The size is perfect. Cute, compact. Can crawl up some mean inclines. As a first car for a young driver it handled its share of curbs close calls. Unfortunately, an endless struggle with the transmission and less than favorable gas mileage has caused me to sell my beloved Amigo. Transmission was rebuilt in 2007 months after the purchase, and it's now acting up again. It gets around 16-17 mpg, which simply doesn't cut it for a struggling college student. The Amigo also suffers from poor visibility with the soft top and cracked windows from winter storms.




Great, reliable car

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Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Amigo

This is the second soft top Amigo that I own. My first one, a 1992 bare bones model, 4 cylinder, standard shift, plastic interior no A/C ($12,000), I had to sell, because I broke my hip and could not drive stick shift anymore. I hated to part with this one, because it was such a practical car. But I got another Amigo, a 1999 with all the bells and whistles, including automatic shift, running boards, AC, 6-speaker cassette, all electric, etc. This is the best car ever! Within those 11 years, I replaced brakes and the battery, that's all. This is the most maintenance-free car I've ever owned. Too bad Isuzu doesn't offer any SUVs or cars in the States anymore.




Goodbye friend

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Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Amigo

I've owned my Amigo for just over 10 wonderful years. I see that some people have had a bad experience but I cannot say the same. I bought it with 14 miles and put every one on since. It's been my best friend and gone with me all up and down the east coast without any major issues. I didn't chage the timimg belt when I should have but Isuzu replaced the engine when it broke some thousands of miles later. I only wish I could give it a proper burial. Goodbye, my friend, may your replacement garner the same place in my heart.




Amigo: very reliable, fun and

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Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Amigo

Bought this new loaded with all options. It is a great SUV overall! Acceleration is smooth and quick, handling is tight, suspension is firm but not rock hard. Body has NO RUST or corrosion after 10 years on salted NJ highways. Interior is comfortable and wearing very well! Great on gas and has had very low operating/maintenance costs.




The worst car you'll ever

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Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Amigo

I had this thing for 4 years, besides being ridiculously over priced, I had major engine problems with it right out of the box, my mileage was 9 city/13 hwy. Yeah I'm not kidding. They said the computer told them it was getting 23/26. The dealer never fixed the problem after 12-15 times in the shop. Sought legal action on this car. Very nearly flipped over on me 4-5 times, not stable at all! Just like a Jeep. The positives are in 4w/drive it's nearly unstoppable and the v6 makes loads of power. It looks better than a Jeep in my opinion, and the automatic tranny is quite good for a low end suv.



Talk About The 2000 Amigo

2000 Isuzu Amigo Discussions See all Started By

keepontroopin
keepontroopin
04-23-2002
I have been a Trooper man since 1986!!! We bought our first Trooper in 86 and then traded it in for an Amigo when we hit 120,000 miles. I had the Amigo until 1994 and traded it in for a Trooper. Th...


revolve360
revolve360
03-13-2002
Now understand this is from someone who sees a lot of cars every day. I'm on the road (in my Amigo) covering the whole SF bay area as a field technician for a computer company. So I NOTICE when there'...


amigo_john
amigo_john
12-03-2002
model will also fit the '98 - 2000 Rodeo's and Amigos. I bought one from a stolen-stripped 2001 Rodeo at a salvage yard and put it in my '98 Amigo and it works great. I also have one in my 2001 Rodeo...



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