1996 Isuzu Oasis Consumer Review: Excellent Family Vehicle

1996 Isuzu Oasis - Consumer Review

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LS Passenger Minivan (2.2L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Excellent Family Vehicle
By burgessjax on


1996 Isuzu Oasis LS 4dr Minivan


Our Oasis has provided eight years and 150K+ miles of dependable service. It has been a wonderful vehicle for our family; we have three kids. The Oasis gets much better than average fuel economy for a minivan and has Honda dependability and build quality. I love the fact it has four regular doors and is very easy to drive. One of the engine main seals busted and tires seem to wear quicker than normal even with proper rotation and balancing. Also have had the SRS light on now for two years and have not had diagnosed. My wife was begging for a minivan and I'm glad we chose the Oasis. The sunroof and "flipping" third row seat added some cool factor to a vehicle segment that is not cool.

Best Features

The very functional third row seat was a segment leader back in '96, and still impresses today. Also, the ease of entry to the third row. The kids simply are able to walk between the second row captain chairs to gain access, very easy.

Worst Features

The four cylinder engine could have been a little quieter and the laminate on the alloy wheels is peeling off. Otherwise, a wonderful vehicle which sadly has been replaced by a "traditional minivan":(
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