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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 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 215 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Isuzu Trooper

  • Other trucks simply offer more. Consider a Trooper only if you are a die-hard Isuzu fan.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Huge interior, good off-road ability, outstanding visibility.

  • Cons

    Trucklike handling that is less refined than some of the competition.

  • What's New for 2000

    A two-wheel-drive model is available in the S trim, as well as the new midlevel LS and top-level Limited guises; all receive slight exterior restyling. The 10-year/120,000-mile powertrain warranty, the longest in America, ensures longevity.

Full 2000 Isuzu Trooper Review

What's New for 2000

A two-wheel-drive model is available in the S trim, as well as the new midlevel LS and top-level Limited guises; all receive slight exterior restyling. The 10-year/120,000-mile powertrain warranty, the longest in America, ensures longevity.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

No vinegar, lots of oil!

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Vehicle: 2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 4dr SUV 4WD

I bought mine used in WI in 07 for $8K with 75K miles, now have 140K, hoping to make it to 250K. Recently replaced starter and timing belt. Truck-like ride and capability - no snow bank or towing job is a challenge. Huge cargo area ideal for 2 dogs and frequent Home Depot trips. Well appointed: massive sun roof, 6-CD, TOD, heated review mirrors. I MUST change oil every 3K miles and only get 15 MPG. Doesn't burn oil, just drinks a lot. Top heavy. Timeless exterior styling and one small repairable rust spot on back door. Been very pleased overall - this is a "guy's SUV" - a beast lacking nimble handling but a reliable workhorse. Perfect for winter states, boat or "sled" owners.




My 2000 trooper

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Vehicle: 2000 Isuzu Trooper S 4dr SUV 4WD

This is my second Trooper - bought it new in 2000, replaced my 1991. Huge improvement. I really wish that Isuzu was still in the auto business and made these because I have no idea what I will replace it with. I have used this vehicle in every way possible. My one complaint is that the motor uses oil, has since new.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

My zuzu needs work after

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Vehicle: 2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 4dr SUV 4WD

Bought about 18 mos ago. Never thought I'd want to drive an SUV, but somehow it's NOT big and cumbersome. Everything I've read about power, cargo, visibility, handling I must support. It's great! Had an overheating problem but a new thermostat fixed it. The A/C fan does need to be beefier (mine is out now) and my trans has been failing for 6 months or so. One week it drives fine,and the next is awful- suddenly free-spinning and losing speed in traffic. I'm told there is a leak, but it's a "closed system", I can't check or add tranny fluid. The tranny must be REPLACED, cannot be rebuilt. I found a local shop that will do it for 1600.00. Every other owner I run into raves about their Trooper




Ok so far

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Vehicle: 2000 Isuzu Trooper S 4dr SUV 4WD

Bought new, has 90000 miles. 60000 had intake manifold go, which is very common. 70000 had egr go, not a big deal. 88000 had to put new starter in, $500. That's it so far, except basic stuff like pads, muffler and lights. Did timing belt early, I notice a lot of used ones have bad belts.




Where oh where does all

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Vehicle: 2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 4dr SUV 4WD

I bought my Trooper late in 2005 with 53K after researching for value. Too bad I didn't check reliability as well, but hey it's Japanese! The 3.5 six cylinder consumes copious amounts of oil... as much as a quart per week. The EGR valve required replacing, ($1000), at 70K because of burning all that oil. Shocks were replaced ($280), two weeks ago and last night at 81K the starter failed ($670). It handles great in the snow and carries scuba gear for 4 including 8 tanks, with room to spare. I'm going to drive this until it falls apart as resale value is laughable.




2000 isuzu trooper

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Vehicle: 2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 4dr SUV 4WD

I have taken very very good care of this vehicle, only driven about 10,000 miles per year, has 97k on it now, had to replace **expensive** parts, transmission, and more. Warranty paid for most. My opinion, Isuzu needs to take better care of their consumers, think twice before buying Isuzu.



Talk About The 2000 Trooper

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grandpa3
grandpa3
11-22-2014
I have a 2000 trooper who was running like a champ. It sounds like a popcorn popping from the exhaust area. The 02 Sensor was recently changed. The check engine light came on and it was the EGR val...


cgaphiker
cgaphiker
08-14-2014
What other model years will fit? My friend got t-boned in the driver's side and bought the front and rear door from a salvage yard. They were from a 2000 model. The body shop called and said they wou?...


izuzu2000
izuzu2000
10-26-2007
I have recently had a new engine put into my 2000 Trooper (dont ask me why) I haven't driven it for a month and it drives great. However for the past couple of days whenever the car is in motion the c...



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