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Isuzu Axiom Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 230 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2003 Isuzu Axiom

  • Like most Isuzu SUVs, the Axiom is a middle-of-the-road effort, amounting to little more than a rehashed Rodeo wearing nice duds and a Halloween mask for effect.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong V6, distinctive styling, unique features.

  • Cons

    Limited drivetrain choices, old tech underpinnings.

  • What's New for 2003

    There are no major changes for the Axiom this year.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (44 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Money pit!!

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Vehicle: 2003 Isuzu Axiom XS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

We bought our 03 in February 2013. It had 113,XXX miles on it and I fell in love with it. 5 minutes after paying for it, it died going down the highway! We baought a brand new transmission and had it put it, and have taken back atleast once a month because it keeps sliping. Then the fuel pump went out, and the day the fuel pump was fixed, the transmission went out again. After owning it for 7 months, we have put more money into keeping it running than what we paid for it in the first place. I LOVE this car, (WHEN IT RUNS!!) but after sinking every penny we had and after being stranded on the road multiple times with my children, we are just taking a loss and selling for anything we can get.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Poor house

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Vehicle: 2003 Isuzu Axiom S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Since the engine blew 3 months after I bought it ($6000.00), I have spent an additional $4000.00 on repairing everything, and still brakes not working properly. I know I should have gotten rid of it a long time ago, but dealer screwed me so bad I'm stuck with it for another 2 years. I'd love to get some of my money back. I owned Isuzus for 8 years prior, but never again.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confused owner

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Vehicle: 2003 Isuzu Axiom S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my 03 Axiom in Dec 08. The first 5 days I fell in love with this vehicle. On the 6th day the transmission started slipping. I thought it was something I was doing. Every time I begin to accelerate my truck would jerk like it didn't want to go. I took it back to the dealership and of course it didn't do the jerk while they drove it. I took it to the service dept. where they supposedly did a transmission flush and it stopped the slipping for awhile. It's back now. I am so frustrated with this vehicle. I'm on the verge of taking it back.




Axiom

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Vehicle: 2003 Isuzu Axiom XS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This is the best SUV on market til 2005, Quality is Isuzu's best selling point. I change oil every 7000 miles.




Very pleased

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Vehicle: 2003 Isuzu Axiom S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I just bought this car used it had 46,000 miles and was a one owner and it still smells new and it drives great. I read the other reports and that helped with my buying this car, so I hope mine will help also. If you find one of these cars I say buy it, so far I love it. The homelink is a nice feature also, you do not have all the bulky gadgets to store in your car.




Tx driver

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Vehicle: 2003 Isuzu Axiom XS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Overall, I'm pleased with this machine. Styling and performance is great. It's always a head-turner wherever I go. I hope that Isuzu reconsiders and produce them again.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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What's New for 2003

There are no major changes for the Axiom this year.

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