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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.
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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 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Isuzu Trooper

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

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Large interior, capable off-road ability, outstanding visibility, moderate price.

  • Cons

    Unrefined truck-like handling, mediocre power from V6, limited availability of features and equipment.

  • What's New for 2002

    The flagship of the Isuzu line, the Trooper, receives minor changes for 2002. Privacy glass and solar green UV-cut glass are now standard for S models, and Trooper's famous extra-large power moonroof is now standard for the LS. Manual climate control and map lamps are now standard on S models, while LS models feature a new standard digital clock with outside temperature read-out, stop watch, average speed and service reminder. The Limited model now offers a Nakamichi premium audio system.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great suv

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Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)

My dad gave me this as my first truck, like any other kid yeah i drove the heck out of it. Nothing major has ever went wrong with this car and i do run the heck out of it. Isuzu however did swap the engine for us because right at 70 thousand miles, it would consume a lot of oil and we would have to add it every 500. Known problem i have read about that problem a lot. Does great off roading ( doesn't mean you can go threw a mud pit ) but it will get you back to the trails. excellent in snow this truck goes threw a lot you wouldn't think it. Tows great, I've pulled a big f150 right out of the mud before. aftermarket stereo installed, cold air intake, magna flow exhaust, tint , hid lights,




Love my trooper

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Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This is the third Trooper I have owned since 1986, and I will drive it until the tires fall off. I have 108,000 miles on it and only have had to replace the oxygen sensor, (50 bucks). All SUVs should be this reliable!




Epitome of pure suv

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Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Trooper LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

It is hard to describe the ownership experience for me with this vehicle. I guess it can almost be described as happiness and sorrow combined. The vehicle itself is a high quality vehicle( which I will miss when gone) which rides on shocks and rear springs (nice). Plenty of power, big, unique, cool, and comfortable. Problem was with Isuzu disappearing in North America. Was assured by dealer they could continue to service when they dropped Isuzu franchise. My transmission was serviced and failed. Had to wait 18 days to get fixed at authorized Isuzu dealer. Second one failed again. Replaced again at no cost. Still love the vehicle, but Isuzu disappearing and other issues caused anguish.



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Still truckin'

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Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my Trooper new in April 03 and have loved the experience other than the transmission had to be replaced at least 3 times. Since they put a rebuilt tranny in each time the dealer said that you never know how the quality would be. Luckily I've had the warranty and will definitely get rid of the truck when it hits 120,000 miles although I would have preferred to keep it longer. I don't like the way it burns oil either.




95 limited and 02 s

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Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

bought a 95 limited right outta high school in 01 and it was indestructible!! traded it in on a tacoma. MISTAKE!! NOT HALF THE VEHICLE. just bought a 02 cause i have kids now,(still have lifted F 150 though,haha) love my 02 with 60000 miles. these suv's we're made to abuse. style meets utility all the way around. can't believe that isuzu makes nothing but 4-door GM knock-offs now.




Horrible transmissions

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Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Truck is great for function. Built tough and comfortable. I have owned 5 Troopers and cannot imagine another vehicle matching it's looks, comfort, functionality and cost. The only thing is that the tranny is waaaay too small and craps out. Rebuilds are junk and there is no real alternative to them. Those trannys are best left in France. Nothing but Giant paper weights.



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Full 2002 Isuzu Trooper Review

What's New for 2002

The flagship of the Isuzu line, the Trooper, receives minor changes for 2002. Privacy glass and solar green UV-cut glass are now standard for S models, and Trooper's famous extra-large power moonroof is now standard for the LS. Manual climate control and map lamps are now standard on S models, while LS models feature a new standard digital clock with outside temperature read-out, stop watch, average speed and service reminder. The Limited model now offers a Nakamichi premium audio system.

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Talk About The 2002 Trooper

2002 Isuzu Trooper Discussions See all Started By

connornfl
connornfl
04-08-2014
I just bought a 2002 Isuzu Trooper (automatic) used. The car runs great, but whenever I try to manually active 4WD the shifter doesn't seem to be truly in 4Low or 4High when it claims to have activate...


remarkability
remarkability
08-20-2014
2002 Trooper 2WD, 80K. First mile smooth, 2nd and 3rd mile I get a mild to rough drive train vibration when trying to hold a steady speed (i.e. 40MPH). I ease off gas, it goes away, I speed up moderat...


lmmoye
lmmoye
08-04-2014
My 2002 Trooper was a joy. It gave me few problems in the beginning. I only has to replace the fuel pump. In 2010, I had transmission problems and had the transmission rebuilt. It ran fine and was...



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