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1997 Isuzu Oasis Minivan

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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 Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)

Very dependable

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Vehicle: 1996 Isuzu Oasis

Great mileage, just returned from a 3200 mile trip. With 2 persons and some luggage driving about 78 MPH the gas MPG was 24.2. On the return leg driving at 70 MPH the average was 27.6 MPG. The van has 157,300 miles.

It's really a honda!

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Vehicle: 1996 Isuzu Oasis

This van is built by Honda for Izusu. It is a great van! Great for a small family of 6. Lots of room.

Excellent family vehicle

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Vehicle: 1996 Isuzu Oasis

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.

96 ls oasis

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Vehicle: 1996 Isuzu Oasis

We bought this new at better price than the Honda brother due to the name. Izusu gave few more features and better warranty and price. This car has been solid, reliable and convenient. The few problems we had were front allignment, cracked exhaust bracket and a persistent SRS light. Was able to reset the light but came right back on. Will need to take it to dealer for diagnosis, hopefully it's not the module, I hear it's very expensive. Radiator was replaced at 100K miles. Currently 120K miles and still going strong.


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Vehicle: 1996 Isuzu Oasis

excellent vehicle, I like the four doors , the ride and the fuel economy

96 oasis

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Vehicle: 1996 Isuzu Oasis

We have been really satisfied with this van except for a problem with the SRS module. It cost $900 to fix--$600 for the part. We wonder if this is a problem common to this vehicle.

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.

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Gas Mileage


  • 18
  • cty
  • 24
  • highway
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