I find my 1993 Isuzu Trooper S to be one of the most fun to drive off road vehicles I've seen in a long time. While on-road performance is slightly below par; off road, it takes 45 degree inclines with relative ease.
Purchased with 50,000 miles(for about $18000) back in '96 and now has a little over 150,000 miles. Have had a few maintenance issues, such as rear main seal replacement(twice), timing belt tensioners & idler(twice), oil consumption(1qt/3000 miles - started at about 100,000), and right now I have a nagging transmission pan leak I am troubleshooting. All that being said, these have been minor problems compared to the overall reliability, dependability, and enjoyment that my wife and I have had with this vehicle over the past 7-1/2 years.
I bought this suv used, with 116,000 miles on it. But so far I am enjoying it. I drive eighty miles roundtrip for work, so comfert was a big thing. Being 6'5" and 300lbs, makes it hard to find something comfortable, that isnt full sized, is hard to do, but this suv is very comfortable.
I,bought this 93 isuzu Trooper used,it had about 400 miles on the odameter.This is by far the most reliable truck/suv I,have ever owned! The only problems encountered were with the right rear electric window and replacing the miniture lightbulbs in the switches on the dash. O2 sensor light came on at 90k O2 senser tested good reset light on the back of instrument panel.Replaced shocks with bilstein shocks. greatly improved braking.If you are looking for a used SUV the Trooper is the way to go.