My 1998 Isuzu Hombre XS was fun to drive. I just sold it because of a move. The 5 speed manual and the clutch were easy to use. The engine needed new plugs and wires when I got it. I had it for 10 years and it ran great on the one set of plugs and wires I installed. Engine was smooth. Transmission was good, but there was occasional slight resistance putting it into reverse. Only problems I had was rust on the body, passenger door only locking with key from the outside and after about 19 years the AC stopped holding charge.
I use it daily on a very large Postal Rural Route. Today, took it down for a transmission problem. Could be the fan clutch the mechanic told me. Placed 193,800+ miles on this great little 4.3 V6. It has always had plenty of power, the truck is fast for the small power plant. Servicing through the years (I bought it brand new); all problems were out of my pocket, even when NEW! Replaced the timing gear once when it jumped time (one notch on the gear); been running ever since. I replaced the transmission at around 130,000 +. No problems until recently when it had a leak from manifold fixed. Happy with Truck, NOT with Dealership.
The power! Has the 4.3 Vortec V6 under the hood.
Interior parts easily broken, too much plastic! Hard to look over the seats to check on autos behind me.
After over 3 years, I love This truck.I
have had a few minor problems, but
Isuzu always fixed everything under
warranty.This is my second Isuzu truck,
and I keep going back to Isuzu due to
the warranty that is offered.
The dependability.It ALWAYS takes me
where I want to go......And ALWAYS
brings me back home.What more could I
ask for in A vehicle?
Is a real good small truck. I have no
problems with and gets good gas
mileage. Fun to drive, easy to park,
good gas mileage and no mechanical
problems since I purchased my Isuzu. I
put on a lot of miles and never have
I like my driving position and feel
quite comfortabe even during long
drives. Bench sits are nice and
comfortable. Good size cabin, driver
and passenger air bags, four wheel ABS,
5spd, nice stereo, and lots of fun.
I like the 4 cyl becaue I get so good
gas mileage. I would like to see more
hp in the newer S-10s and Sedomas,
Isuzu doesn't make Hombre anymore. I
don't really want to sacrafice fuel
economy for a few more hps. I do a lot