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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 Trooper Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Isuzu Trooper

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Huge interior, excellent lease deals, good off-road ability, outstanding visibility

  • Cons

    Fuel economy, difficult entry/exit

  • What's New for 1997

    Antilock brakes are now standard on all models, and dealers get a wider profit margin to help increase sales. Despite delirious requests by a certain consumer group, Isuzu will not equip the Trooper with training wheels for 1997.

Full 1997 Isuzu Trooper Review

What's New for 1997

Antilock brakes are now standard on all models, and dealers get a wider profit margin to help increase sales. Despite delirious requests by a certain consumer group, Isuzu will not equip the Trooper with training wheels for 1997.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


4 of 6 people found this review helpful

I own a rodeo and

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Trooper LS 4dr SUV 4WD

My wife and I just bought our Trooper w/ 133 k miles for 3K. The previous owner told me about the oil cooler o-rings leaking oil. Through the research I had done, I knew this was a common and easy to fix problem. Isuzu fixed the oil leak problem in 98, but it is very common in every year before that. ALL ISUZU'S USE LOTS OF OIL. It does not affect performance or longevity. I feel like I could go anywhere in our Trooper. It still looks sharp, but at 6'4" and 300 lb. it is a little cramped for me in the drivers seat. My kids have much more space in the back seat than they do in my Rodeo.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Perfect family car

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Trooper LS 4dr SUV 4WD

Great and reliable vehicle, it has a strong unstoppable motor, automatic trans but it works great, 4wd works well never have had a single issue. has 225,176 miles. still stronger then ever runs like brand new. Have all paperwork on it its well maintained i would never want more from it.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Keep on tickin'

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Trooper S 4dr SUV 4WD

I'm the original owner. Have 196,000 miles on it. I'm on my 3rd starter. Talked with other owners with some problem...hard to replace too. Have to drop crossmember. What's up with filling the transmission fluid...stinks! It's hard to get to and no dip stick...who's the DIP? Better replace your tranny filter or it'll start bucking like a bronco. Under powered with rather lousy mpg. Keep up with the tunes and it'll keep going. Great 4wd with studs in winter since i live in snow country.




The most underrated suv ever.

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Trooper S 4dr SUV 4WD

I had this Isuzu for almost three years and it has been a real blessing for the whole family. It has the power one needs and the reliability to take you anywhere. This is way better car than any Ford or Chevy SUV can be.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Lovin it

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Trooper LS 4dr SUV 4WD

Had 1 problem in 2 years, a broken power steering hose. A little heavy on the gas consumption, but it is a big vehicle. Nice tall ride, able to see all the other idiots coming at me in traffic. Comfy.




This thing rocks!

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Trooper S 4dr SUV 4WD

Rock solid truck. The best I've ever seen. Here's a cool thing in the midwest. Show me one that is all rusted out. You won't find many because of the excellent ground clearance and plastic coverings over the wheelwells. This truck is a dream for all of you who have to handle offroading and tough weather. Bring on the Landcruisers and LandRovers!!



Talk About The 1997 Trooper

1997 Isuzu Trooper Discussions See all Started By

jkoloski
jkoloski
08-10-2010
I have a 1997 trooper. One of the vacuum cylinders on the 4WD actuator has some corrosion and will cause the 4WD to not engage. I can disassemble the actuator and clean up the corrosion and it will ...


breakor
breakor
07-27-2001
First I thought only 4wd Troopers were sold here in 1999. That being the case if your alignment shop only shows one setting that should be correct....


grayarea1
grayarea1
07-01-2005
1997 Trooper S, 5-SPEED M/T....



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  • 14
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  • 17
  • highway
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