My step-father gave me $500 to add to my down payment when I began my new career as a firefighter.He said all men need a truck. I did my homework and choose a LS 4x4 Extended Cab Isuzu. Driven it over 175,000 miles to just about everywhere in blizzards, sand and rain. My Pops is no longer here, robbed and killed in his home in Baltimore, but me and little "ZU" are still rolling down the highway.
I bought this truck brand new in 1990 and 20 years later it's still beautiful inside and out. The only major thing that it has required was a new paint job about 10 years ago. This ol' girl has seen me and my family through some trying times and we'll never be able to trade away or sell. Next year it'll be passed down to the eldest son who loves it.
This has been a very reliable pickup. Have only had to replace two hoses, which was really cheap to fix. Great in four wheel drive. This truck can go anywhere I need it to go. Fun to drive, knowing that wherever I go I'll get home in one piece. Ever since I put a three inch lift and repainted it, all my friends were jealous even though they were driving newer and bigger trucks than I was.
The body style, the 4X4 capability, the gas mileage, the window wipers and lights push buttons.
A/C, and possibly larger engine like a V6. Other than that it has been a great little pickup.
I actually have a 1989 truck, not a
1990, but it's close enough. The truck
can go through or over just about
anything. Just today, I was driving
through a gravel pit, and I found a
stuck 4-wheeler, and pulled it out
with the truck. I've had it for a
couple years, and the only problem has
been one of the clutch cylinders, but
that was a $50 job to fix, so no big
Good power-weight ratio, really nice
low end gear ratios, push button light
and wiper controls.
I know Isuzu is essentially out of
this business, but this design is near
perfect for my tastes, better than
Ranger/B series, Tacoma, Frontier, and
S-10. Someone should start building