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1996 Isuzu Trooper

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BEST Car ever
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By ramzi yassine
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1996 Isuzu Trooper S 4dr SUV 4WD


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Okay so I've owned my Isuzu Trooper for over 12 years now. Never had to change anything but the tires twice and the brakes once (coz I over drove it). Drove it three times from Beirut to the deep ends of Turkey and back and a lot of driving in Turkey itself. So far it is my favorite car in the world, durable economical, fits 8 people easy, it's just perfect and its body is tough. My sister drove it and took down an electrical pole and not even a scratch or dent appeared on that beautiful car. Too bad its production was stoped. If you want a car get the Isuzu Trooper. It will make you happy.


Best Features

I loved driving that car and speeding and especially off-road driving!


Worst Features

Needs only a sexier look. But if you install those big metal front and rear bumpers like the big pick up trucks it would look good. And get it in black.


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Avoid Isuzu
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By TrutschEL
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1996 Isuzu Trooper LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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Due to an underdesign, the engine burns oil FAST! The only fix is to rebuild the engine. This engine is not friendly for the DIY'er.


Best Features

When it ran, it was a decent vehicle. Good gas mileage for an SUV, about 20mpg. Smooth shift to 4x4.


Worst Features

The need the industry standard oil return rings on the pistons. Isuzu went cheap and now the engine, as a design, burns oil very fast. If you buy this, watch your oil like a hawk!


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Trooper limited
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By justaguy
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1996 Isuzu Trooper Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


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Purchased from the original owner and with ultra low miles (15,000) and in as new condition. Handling is a bit ponderous, but it's a truck. Love the dual locking front/rear axles and compared to domestics, very quiet in 4X4 mode. Pig on gas, great build quality. Leather seats are very firm, great for long hauls but almost like sitting on a board for short runs. Biggest sunroof I have ever seen, quality product; too bad GM didn't promote it.


Best Features

Twin tailgate, large sunroof, great build quality, good ground clearance, twin locking differentials...literal mountain goat!


Worst Features

Aerodynamics, shoebox on wheels, gas mileage, easier access to the front turn signal bulbs.


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so...so....
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By haeklee
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1996 Isuzu Trooper LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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I`m not gonna buy ISU again.


Best Features

Body is strong.


Worst Features

resale value is so low


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By waterfowler
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1996 Isuzu Trooper SE 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought mine with around 40K miles. I
now have 81K. It's basically reliable,
but the 4WD whines noisily. I have a
slight oil leak in one of the valve
covers.
My biggest disappointment has been the
gas mileage; which should be better for
a 3.2 liter engine. I'm pretty
conservative behind the wheel, and get
less than 15 mpg around town. On long
trips I can get up to 18, but only if I
keep the speed below 70.
One final problem is that I have a
slight coolant leak in the heater,
which would cost a fortune to repair.
It's not that noticeable; but in cold,
wet weather, it's hard to keep the
front window totally defrosted.


Best Features

Lots of headroom, comfy and roomy inside, great ground clearance.


Worst Features

BETTER GAS MILEAGE, Arm rests on all models, more thigh support for front seats on manually-adjustable seats


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