by Isuzu Enthusiast on Aug 31, 2010 Vehicle: 1992 Isuzu Trooper
With 17 yrs and 310,000 miles our Trooper is still going strong with good power. About 100 miles were log each day of level highway driving in Northern-Midwest for many years. The 4WD handled well in snow/ice and saved our lives several times. No major work has been needed on the engine or transmission. Items replaced over time included: tires, plugs, shocks, wires, starter, window controls, tubing, fuel pressure regulator, & 4WD front pins; not bad for 300K miles. Isuzu is historically known worldwide for the longevity of its truck engines, if treated with care.
by ksettle on Sep 23, 2008 Vehicle: 1992 Isuzu Trooper
After test driving Ford Explorer LTD edition and Jeep Cherokee we went back to Isuzu to finalize our purchase in 1992 and here we are 16 yrs later and I'm still on the road. Granted my mileage is low, I park it in a garage now these last couple of years, and I religiously change the oil as well as recommended maintenance at suggested intervals. I have truly enjoyed driving this vehicle in city, from Texas to Florida and throughout Texas, and up and down South Padre Island.
by Trooper on Jun 19, 2007 Vehicle: 1992 Isuzu Trooper
Today is a sad day! I think my trooper has finally met its end with me. I have 164,000 and its been in my family since day one. My father bought this vehicle new and gave it to me when I turned 16. I'm now 25 and have put on a large majority of the miles. I have only gone through normal maintenance and 2 starters. Today my fuel pump went out and I feel its time to trade for a new vehicle. I treated this car well and it took care of me.
by Kingfish on Jul 28, 2005 Vehicle: 1992 Isuzu Trooper
These trucks aren't the prettiest suv and they don't get very good mileage. These are really the only negatives that come to mind. I have had 2 of these things and they are just unbeleivably reliable. The only thing Ive had to do to my most recent Trooper in 45K miles is put an exhaust system, battery and all belts on it. I bought it at 120K. The 4WD is trouble free as well. Great for a second car/weekend trip vehicle- thats what mine is turning into- just bought a VW tdi ( god I hope I dont regret that)
by Pete Brown on Jul 7, 2005 Vehicle: 1992 Isuzu Trooper
This has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. I live up in the mountains behind Anchorage so its in 4WD half the year. It's steep with lots of snow and ice in the winter yet always starts and doesn't get stuck. If you do regular maintenance on this vehicle, it will last forever.
by Trooper Luvr on Feb 25, 2004 Vehicle: 1992 Isuzu Trooper
This is my second Trooper. Bought it
with 101,000 miles on it. These
vehicles will go forever. Have put
over 20,000 hard miles on it in the
past 8 months. The transmission needed
new gaskets, and the engine gaskets
will need replaced at some point - this
is a known problem with Isuzus. Also,
had the shocks replaced because of body
roll from old, wornout shocks. The
body and interior are very solid -
nothing rattles. I'm actually getting
19 mpg on the highway. If you're
considering a used SUV, this is the one.
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