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2003 Isuzu Ascender SUV - Consumer Reviews

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By bebe237i
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2003 Isuzu Ascender SUV S Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


Review

My Acender has been wonderful because of the size, we have taken it on many trips. I bought the third row Acender and the extra space is wonderful. The seats are easy to move. I have only had a few mecanical problems window motror, the ac doesn't work on the 5th setting and the clutch fan went out. But the clutch fan was kind of pricey but you can buy the gmc envoy clutch fan, it's cheaper and it's the same part. Other than that I love my Acender.


Best Features

Easy folding seats.


Worst Features

Make the passenger seat auto adjust.


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2003 Isuzu Ascender Ltd
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By Alfred T. Child
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2003 Isuzu Ascender SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Better interior lighting is needed.


Best Features

Power and handling, weight and stability.


Worst Features

Better interior lighting.


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Piece of Junk
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By djsiek
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2003 Isuzu Ascender SUV S Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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It is a good thing Isuzu gives an extended warranty. You will need it. We have had one electrical problem after another. Because these problems are not the same in 3 or more cases we can not say this falls under the lemon laws of our state, but believe me we consider this car to be a lemon. The front passenger seat is extremely uncomfortable. The maximum gas mileage we have been able to get is 17mpg. Several exterior pieces are plastic and extremely easy to damage. Within 6 months of buying this vehicle started having squeaks that sound like loosing of hinges etc.. Do Not Buy an Isuzu Ascender if you are smart.


Best Features

It has more leg room than a Yukon or Tahoe Does not drive like truck


Worst Features

Start over


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Should have known better...
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By shumuzu
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2003 Isuzu Ascender SUV LS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought Ascender in Feb.'03 & was in the shop by March, and at least 6-8 times since. The a/c odors (could not sit in the car until we blew out the system with all the windows down.) Repaired 10/03,still smells. There are many interior parts inferior in quality. THe gear shifter came off in my hand, stearing wheel whines,plastic compartments won't shut/open properly, the radio/cd player has been replaced 1 time,& parts have again been ordered for a repair.The "old pick-up truck" rusty, screachy sound they can't seem to find. Although anyone riding in or near the car can here us coming!


Best Features

I liked it's looks from the outside.


Worst Features

A buyer beware bulletin.


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2003 Envoy Limited
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By mark076
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2003 Isuzu Ascender SUV Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Was Looking for a GMC Envoy but the Isuzu had a much better exterior kit on it.


Best Features

Very comfortable. Fun to Drive.


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