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1997 Isuzu Oasis Minivan

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Isuzu Oasis Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Isuzu Oasis

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Neato flip-fold third bench seat, tidy size makes it easy to drive

  • Cons

    Underpowered four-cylinder engine, smaller than many competitors inside, conventional rear doors

  • What's New for 1997

    Cruise control is added to the S model's standard equipment list, and four new colors are available.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Average at best

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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.




Loved our oasis

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Oasis LS 4dr Minivan

We put 220,000 miles and only did recommended maintenance. The mechanic that services it said 300k miles was possible with very little expense. It is the mini-van that will not die!




Oasis was a great van

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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!




Oasis is the honda odyssey

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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.




Reliability plus!

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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 ...




Oasis

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Oasis S 4dr Minivan

Good. 100% reliable - no service trips to the dealer. Good ride quality. Excellent brakes. 23 mpg average. Bad. Noisy engine. Harsh transmission.



Full 1997 Isuzu Oasis Review

What's New for 1997

Cruise control is added to the S model's standard equipment list, and four new colors are available.

Talk About The 1997 Oasis

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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