WE PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE FOR USE AS A
CONSIDERD A YUKON AS ALTERNATIVE ANDD
FOUND THIS MORE COST EFFECTIVE.
I FOUND ISSUZU STYLING AND TO BE BETTER
THAN BOTH THE TRAIL BLAZZER OR ENVOY.
WE OPTED FOR THE V8 AND IT RIDES FAR
BETTER THAN THE 6 CYLIDER. WE ARE
AVERAGING 18 MPG WITH A CONSIDERABLE
AMOUNT OF CITY DRIVING.
WE FOUND THIS VEHICLE TO BE ABOUT $4,000
LESS THAN A COPERABLE TRAILBLAZER AND
ABOUT $6,000 LESS THAN AN ENVOY.
ISUZZU OFFERS DOUBLE THE STANDARD
WARANTY OF CHEVY OR GMC.
WE HAVE THE LIMITED EDITION WITH EVEY
BOSE STEREO IS GREAT.
If you like the GMC Envoy XL or the
Chevy Trailblazer EXT then check out
the Isuzu. The Isuzu specific version
including unique front grill,
headlights, bumpers, and fenders. Most
of all, we liked paying 4 grand less
than for the GMC/Chevy, and getting a
better warranty! We wish front seats
were not so stiff, but incredible mix
of interior features more than makes up
We test drove many vehicles looking for
a quality mid-size SUV, Explorers, 2003
Cherokee's, Mountaineers, Envoy's, etc.
The last SUV we tested was a beautiful
black, 2003 Isuzu Ascender Limited (V8
4WD).it was impressive from the outside
and even more impressive on the inside.
Interior is beautifully crafted, of
great materials, and contained every
feature we could imagine.. the 3rd row
seat had plenty of room (unlike
Explorer's), and the seat folded down
much better than the one in the
explorer as well. During the test
drive, the vehicle handled like a much
smaller vehicle, with very little body
roll, road noise, yet with plenty of
My Acender has been wonderful because of the size, we have taken it on many trips. I bought the third row Acender and the extra space is wonderful. The seats are easy to move. I have only had a few mecanical problems window motror, the ac doesn't work on the 5th setting and the clutch fan went out. But the clutch fan was kind of pricey but you can buy the gmc envoy clutch fan, it's cheaper and it's the same part. Other than that I love my Acender.
My son plays travel ice hockey and we
put some serious miles on a vehicle.
We drove several SUV's and were leaning
torwards the Trail Blazer. A major
factor in that desicion was that I am
very close friends with the son of the
owner of the dealership. My wife
stumbled across the Isuzu on a fluke,
and she was hooked. We test drove it
and bought it the next day. Needless
to say, I had some explainging to do to
my friend at the Chevy dealership. If
you don't at least try this
vehicle...you are missing out!