by vande on Mar 8, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS
I fell in love with the VX when I first saw it back in 2000, so when I came accross one while car shopping I knew my decision was instantly made.
Now that I have been the owner of a coveted silver Isuzu VX for over a year, I have mixed felings about her...BTW, her name is Twiggy, named after the sexy little robot from the old Buck Rogers TV show.
by Woody on Apr 5, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS
My VehiCross has over 140K miles and I have driven it 102K over the last 4.5 years with no reliability issues and it is still running strong. This vehicle is the best in snow I have ever experienced and I live at 10,000 ft in the Colorado Rockies. It handles like a sports car, corners very well and climbs without hesitation. The seats are Recaro racing seats providing extreme comfort and support on long drives. Ground clearance is excellent as well. I think this is the most reliable vehicle I have owned. Isuzu engineering was excellent. It's too bad they are gone. I own 3 Isuzu SUVs currently and the ruggedness and reliability has been excellent.
by cwillyrun on Jan 19, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS
We bought a 1999 VX to replace an old 4runner. We had seen them when they first came out but had forgotten about them. When we ran into one at a car show, we realized THIS is the car we've been looking for! It has character, drives like a sports car, is extremely comfortable, and is a great 4x4 (& in snow). Minor drawbacks: rear view (easy fix: get a back up camera and learn to turn your head!), cup holders (replacing 6-disk CD changer with one), head room (due to sunroof; okay with seats leaned back slightly), and front passenger toe room under dash. And to think, the design is 9 years old! We love our V-CROSS!
by Woody on May 16, 2008 Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS
I commute 90 mi each way from 10K ft to 5k ft daily. The VC is a tank in snow and is smooth and secure on the road. I put 79K mi of it's 113K without mechanical problems. It has always used oil, though. Keep the fuel system clean to minimize oil consumption. I get 18-20 MPG. The torque on demand 4WD is great but the ability to switch to 2WD would increase gas mileage. Handling is superb and acceleration is very good. Seat comfort is excellent. Access to back seats is inadequate except for children. Even though capable off-road the ride on rough roads is jarring. Visibility to the back is horrible. I will likely put in a rebuilt engine when the time comes because there is nothing to match it.
by Steve on Dec 12, 2005 Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS
We bought a 1999 VehiCross when they first came out, to stand out from the crowd. It certainly looks different from anything out there. However, it's all style and very little practicality. The cargo area is relatively small, the back seats have been a joke, visibility is downright dangerous (I feel safer on my motorcycle) and I couldn't stand long distance trips - very uncomfortable after a while. Unfortunately the engine started burning oil like there's no tomorrow (2 qts a month) a few months ago, which I've found out is a normal thing for the 3.5L V6. Now I've just been told it's broken a valve and I need a new engine.... JUST outside the powertrain warranty at 69k miles. Bye bye Isuzu..
by Shibumi520 on Apr 4, 2004 Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS
I leased this car for almost 4 years.
I loved the looks and design of the
car. But now that gas prices are a lot
higher, its really difficult to keep
this car running. After purchasing a
sedan, i realized that the ride in the
VehiCross isn't as comfortable as i had
imagined it to be. You will always get
people turning their heads to see what
you are driving, but don't drive it
long distances, or you'll be looking
for the back heating pad.
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