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2003 Isuzu Axiom SUV

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MONEY PIT!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jnevenson
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2003 Isuzu Axiom SUV XS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Power windows, locks, seats. Heated from seats, moon roof, spacious in back, front and trunk space. Not too bad on gas for a V6 SUV


Suggested Improvements

Completely different transmission. Not new ones of the same poor quality, but better, new transmissions that don't die or go out every 2000 miles.


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Poor house
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By S
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2003 Isuzu Axiom SUV S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


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Confused Owner
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By Confused Owner
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2003 Isuzu Axiom SUV S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

6 cd disk changer, fold flat storage compartment, keyless entry.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage, easier to read manual


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By davi
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2003 Isuzu Axiom SUV XS Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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


Favorite Features

6 cd music, auto temperature, lighter plug, compass, gas usage gauge, quiet, very good and durable SUV, 130000 miles, not one problem yet.


Suggested Improvements

Cruise control needs only one button.


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Very Pleased
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By d.wheeler
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2003 Isuzu Axiom SUV S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Interior, exterior style, controls, stereo sound is great, it takes off very well.


Suggested Improvements

Seat height, I am 5'2 and I like to sit high, so if that was an added feature that would have been great.


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