by kcbh on Aug 18, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Hombre S 2dr Regular Cab SB
Lowered it 3" ft and bk and put on 17" rims/tires, it corners solidly. Truck is sliver with dark windows with retro wheels.I removed the rear bumper and applied a spray on bed liner. The 5 speed transmission still works good and the engine (2.2) runs fine but lifters clatter a bit. Constant 25-28 mpg. I've driven the truck for 152k miles and haven't ran into any more problems than you would any other cheap truck. AC compressor, heater core, ft end parts and a new radiator this year. Plus the normal maintenance parts. I'll spend a few hundred dollars a year to fix anything that goes wrong and have complete confidence that it will take me anywhere I only spent $3800 when it only had 8k miles.
by lawfr on Feb 14, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Hombre S 2dr Regular Cab SB
The Hombre "is what it is" and that's
a small utilitarian pick-up truck. It
could use some more power, but on the
highway, once you attain cruising
speed, you move right along no
problem. This is a great well priced
functional small pick-up. No
mechanical problems, very comfortable
seating, and easily accessible
controls, and the air is cold.
by scottyinco on Jul 23, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Hombre S 2dr Regular Cab SB
This car is way under powered with the
4 cyl engine and 5 speed manual
tranny. It's a gutless wonder. The
A/C went out right after the 3 year
warranty expired, and the battery ate
itself from the inside out after 12
months. Driver door key works
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