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Used 2002 Isuzu Trooper Consumer Reviews

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3.88 out of 5 stars

Still truckin'

HamSandwich, 03/26/2010
2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
20 of 20 people found this review helpful

I bought my Trooper new in April 03 and have loved the experience other than the transmission had to be replaced at least 3 times. Since they put a rebuilt tranny in each time the dealer said that you never know how the quality would be. Luckily I've had the warranty and will definitely get rid of the truck when it hits 120,000 miles although I would have preferred to keep it longer. I don't like the way it burns oil either.

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3.88 out of 5 stars

Epitome of Pure SUV

Dan, 08/05/2010
2002 Isuzu Trooper LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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.

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5 out of 5 stars

Death of the Isuzu

Carl Boyes, 07/02/2017
updated 01/10/2020
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 2WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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. Unfortunately the Isuzu became salvage after an accident in January 2018. At the time of the accident the miles attained were 198,887. The insurance company totaled it out. There is a slight possibility that it is running the streets under a salvage title.

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4.63 out of 5 stars

95 limited and 02 S

conrac, 01/26/2010
2002 Isuzu Trooper S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
11 of 11 people found this review helpful

bought a 95 limited right outta high school in 01 and it was indestructible!! traded it in on a tacoma. MISTAKE!! NOT HALF THE VEHICLE. just bought a 02 cause i have kids now,(still have lifted F 150 though,haha) love my 02 with 60000 miles. these suv's we're made to abuse. style meets utility all the way around. can't believe that isuzu makes nothing but 4-door GM knock-offs now.

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3.75 out of 5 stars

horrible transmissions

Danstrooper99, 11/13/2009
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
15 of 16 people found this review helpful

Truck is great for function. Built tough and comfortable. I have owned 5 Troopers and cannot imagine another vehicle matching it's looks, comfort, functionality and cost. The only thing is that the tranny is waaaay too small and craps out. Rebuilds are junk and there is no real alternative to them. Those trannys are best left in France. Nothing but Giant paper weights.

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