by Roger on Apr 25, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Oasis LS 4dr Minivan
Worst thing about this car was the brakes. They had to be changed every 20000 miles. Car always sounded like a train coming to a stop. Burned up tires quickly too. Leaked quite a bit of oil. Had quirky electrical problems like windows and door locks not working. At one point the driver had to roll down the window and reach out to open the door from the outside. Used to hit my head on the tailgate when it was open. Road noise was a bit loud.Other than that we had the car for ten years and 152000 miles. Sold it when the exhaust manifold cracked.
by Catherine on May 2, 2006 Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Oasis S 4dr Minivan
We bought our Oasis new and are only selling it because my mom wants it now. We have enjoyed the features and reliability of this car; in fact, it was never into the dealer until it was 8 years old, and then it was for a recall problem that manifested itself by the car dying rather inconveniently. The only other problem was the automatic window opener thing required repair when a bolt fell out. We only put 83,000 miles on it but I know it would have put up with a lot more abuse if we had kept it longer!
by Ohio John on Dec 1, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Oasis S 4dr Minivan
This Izusu mini-van is the same
vehicle as the Honda counterpart. The
joint venture allowed Honda to market
the Izusu Rodeo as the Passport. In
turn Izusu marketed the Odyssey as the
Oasis. It's the same vehicle!!! If you
are looking for a used Odyssey don't
rule out the Oasis. They are not as
easy to find, but just as reliable as
any Honda product.
by karen brandon on Jul 27, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Oasis S 4dr Minivan
This has been the most reliable vehicle
I have owned. I have not had to do any
work on this van, beyond regular
maintanance, and I have driven almost
110,000. This is very important to me
after having owned vehicles that were
always in the shop and breaking down!
My kids love the back seats that one
can adjust to recline and the over
head, behind the front seat rear air
and heat contols! I can control the
rear from the drivers seat, if
necessary! The 3rd seat flips into the
floor, which is great after dealing
with other mini vans ... and taking
heavy awkward seats in and out. We
like the regular car back doors, too.
Sliders never seem to work well ...