1998 Isuzu Amigo Consumer Review: Not Bad for the Buck

1998 Isuzu Amigo - Consumer Review

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Not Bad for the Buck
By Sean on


1998 Isuzu Amigo S 2dr SUV w/Soft Top


The Amigo is a pretty fun car to drive as far as simplicity and tightness. The 4 cylinder lacks some power, but can take off when necessary. I have the most basic model, but I like how it's readily made for the V6 and 4WD, but the hard suspension made for this type is a little too hard for a smooth ride. I don't like how the engine taps loudly when it's cold, over 2000 rpms sound horrible at cold, but sounds fine after heating up. The weathering from typical New England cause the soft top to harden and very difficult to use. The 2WD model is bad in the snow and slides very easily (except I like to slide, its fun). Overall, it's fun to start with, but a little embarrasing for school.

Best Features

Tight handling. 4.88 rearend for quick takeoff. Soft top good in summer. Decent gas mileage.

Worst Features

More comfortable seats. Softer suspension. Stronger clutch.
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