Bought in '04, I'm the second owner of my Trooper. This vehicle has been through it all; wildfires, hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, sandstorms, towed a 5,000 lb trailer from Texas to Utah and got 22 mpg while doing it! It's had its moments, but these vehicles are so renowned for their toughness and versatility that there isn't a month that goes by where a 4x4 enthusiast offers to buy it (it's not for sale).
Built like a tank! (the armor plating on the bottom goes to prove my point.) The modular seating can turn the back into a bed for nights on the beach (and you won't get stuck in the sand, either!) Amazing handling.
The 4L30E transmission is too old for this car. Any owner should have their transmission updated (they have updates that remove 'limp mode') Needs cup holders. Engine is too weak. I'm swapping in a 4.3L Power Steering mount prone to breaking. I drive without P/S. Windshield is vulnerable as flat.
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