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.
It is a good thing Isuzu gives an extended warranty.
You will need it. We have had one electrical
problem after another. Because these problems are
not the same in 3 or more cases we can not say this
falls under the lemon laws of our state, but believe
me we consider this car to be a lemon. The front
passenger seat is extremely uncomfortable. The
maximum gas mileage we have been able to get is
17mpg. Several exterior pieces are plastic and
extremely easy to damage. Within 6 months of
buying this vehicle started having squeaks that
sound like loosing of hinges etc.. Do Not Buy an
Isuzu Ascender if you are smart.
It has more leg room than a Yukon or Tahoe
Does not drive like truck
Bought Ascender in Feb.'03 &
was in the shop by March, and at least
6-8 times since. The a/c odors (could
not sit in the car until we blew out
the system with all the windows down.)
Repaired 10/03,still smells. There
are many interior parts inferior in
quality. THe gear shifter came off in
my hand, stearing wheel whines,plastic
compartments won't shut/open properly,
the radio/cd player has been replaced
1 time,& parts have again been ordered
for a repair.The "old pick-up truck"
rusty, screachy sound they can't seem
to find. Although anyone riding in or
near the car can here us coming!