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.
I loved driving that car and speeding and especially off-road driving!
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.
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.
Twin tailgate, large sunroof, great build quality, good ground clearance, twin locking differentials...literal mountain goat!
Aerodynamics, shoebox on wheels, gas mileage, easier access to the front turn signal bulbs.
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
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.
Lots of headroom, comfy and roomy
inside, great ground clearance.
BETTER GAS MILEAGE, Arm rests on all
models, more thigh support for front
seats on manually-adjustable seats