I bought my 1999 Isuzu Trooper new in Jan. 2000 and have had no problems what so ever. I love my ZuZu as much as I did when I purchased it. When I decide to purchase a new vehicle I hope to save it for one of my little girls to have as their first vehicle. Both my girls love it so much they refer to it as "their ZuZu" and cry whenever I tease them about selling it!
My first impression on the car lot was I love the boxie look and still do today. I love it's look on the outside and inside.
Since they are not making the Trooper anymore - no improvements, it's perfect.
I bought mine used. I needed something for rugged areas & ranch use. It works just fine for town & play too. Lots of room. Takes a licking and never has been a problem. Its durable and reliable - I keep up the routine maintenance. NO PROBLEMS! I go where others do not dare to try. I am really sorry Isuzu does not make this model anymore so I will drive it until either one of us die. I have 85,000 miles on it now and expect another 100,000 based on its performance to date!
All the creature comforts. But the CD player doesn't handle washboard & rough roads well. Should it?
Fuel efficiency. Right now - 13 miles per gallon in work mode & 19 mpg with road driving. Personally, based on what my ranch neighbors tell me about their Fords and Suburbans... I'm doing much better than they are!
I loved my Trooper. I drove it often and drove it hard. I would have been the first person to recommend this vehicle. However, following a recent accident - I will be the first to warn anyone about it. My wife went into a ditch at low speed and rolled the Trooper. It totaled the vehicle, with the worst damage immediately over the driver's seat. It was by pure divine providence that she wasn't injured.
The 4 wheel drive could push this beast through anything. The exterior styling was sharp, and turned several heads.
This vehicle is far more top heavy than most SUVs. Couple that with some of the worst gas mileage in its class, and you have one nightmare of a vehicle.
I am pleased with our choice . We
needed a family rig that could with
stand our life-style. Trips to the
Washington mountains loging roads,
snow, camping trips and keeping up with
04 Rangers, Tacomas, Jeeps and Z71's.
We have been able to go where all
others go, and we are usually leading
the pack. I put on some BF All
terrains...Great move. Am planning to
put on some rancho this summer. Yes I
do have to add oil every 1500
miles...It just makes me stay on top of
oil changes. Has excellent off road
ability, have climbed some pucker upper
hills, have not rolled or have even
been close. Have fun