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198,000 plus and still going
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By Carl Boyes
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2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 2WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Has been very reliable over the years. Fuel economy could be better . After 110,000 began to burn a bit of oil. Best to check it at least every 300 miles. Towing capacity is OK. Limited to speeds 55 MPH or less otherwise transmission will heat up. Was under warranty when water pump went out. Replaced starter at 130,000 miles. Other than normal maintenance which includes belts and hoses vehicle is original.


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Don't ever buy an Isuzu
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Kris Heiskell
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2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Isuzu trooper has a terrible transmission not only mechanical but they are computer driven nobody knows how to work on them I own one a 2002 and would love to see a trans revamp or alternate transmission to replace the (POS) that is come with. I spent $3400.00 on rebuilding mine and it lasted 50,000 miles the engineer should be ashamed of themselfs for producing such a pile of crap. Look up Isuzu trooper trans problems and you will truly see all the problems us owners are disappointed in. If there were a fix I would love my Trooper again


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Great Suv
5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By tyler
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2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


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My dad gave me this as my first truck, like any other kid yeah i drove the heck out of it. Nothing major has ever went wrong with this car and i do run the heck out of it. Isuzu however did swap the engine for us because right at 70 thousand miles, it would consume a lot of oil and we would have to add it every 500. Known problem i have read about that problem a lot. Does great off roading ( doesn't mean you can go threw a mud pit ) but it will get you back to the trails. excellent in snow this truck goes threw a lot you wouldn't think it. Tows great, I've pulled a big f150 right out of the mud before. aftermarket stereo installed, cold air intake, magna flow exhaust, tint , hid lights,


Best Features

Favorite feature is the ride quality , the appearance, storage. fun you can have in it. this isn't a sport car but this car will get moving.


Worst Features

Doesn't really matter what we think should be improved, Isuzu is no longer making any more troopers. Seats are uncomfortable if driving for a long time. could have a little more power, but for a suv it's perfect.


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Love My Trooper
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By radixlecti
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2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is the third Trooper I have owned since 1986, and I will drive it until the tires fall off. I have 108,000 miles on it and only have had to replace the oxygen sensor, (50 bucks). All SUVs should be this reliable!


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It can do it all!


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Epitome of Pure SUV
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Dan
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2002 Isuzu Trooper LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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It is hard to describe the ownership experience for me with this vehicle. I guess it can almost be described as happiness and sorrow combined. The vehicle itself is a high quality vehicle( which I will miss when gone) which rides on shocks and rear springs (nice). Plenty of power, big, unique, cool, and comfortable. Problem was with Isuzu disappearing in North America. Was assured by dealer they could continue to service when they dropped Isuzu franchise. My transmission was serviced and failed. Had to wait 18 days to get fixed at authorized Isuzu dealer. Second one failed again. Replaced again at no cost. Still love the vehicle, but Isuzu disappearing and other issues caused anguish.


Best Features

10/120000 mile powertrain warranty, 3.5L DOC V6, Power Sunroof, Heated Seats, Posi-Traction Rear, Fog Lights, TOD 4 Wheel Drive able to run even on dry pavement, Part-Time true 4 wheel drive low range, leather wrapped steering wheel, 110K miles so still under powertrain warranty, ride height SUV fun.


Worst Features

In dash Isuzu 6 dash CD player failed,have now only radio and tape player. Better road handling(driving too fast around bends causes too much body roll, needed stainless steel exhaust and undercoating of some components, now rusting appearing. Mirror controls located under cupholders=spill damage.


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