The Vehicross is a bulldog on and off
the road. It's 3.5L engine provides the
pep to overtake traffic with ease. It's
TOD (torque on demand) system allows
the truck to automatically go from 2H
to 4H. However theres a transfer lever
for 4L. The exterior is superbly
engineered. The dash is a bit Blagh.
However the leather Recaro racing seats
and faux carbon fiber panels make up
for the interior shortcomings.
Visibility is a real issue. The rear
window is practically useless and the c-
pillars hide cars. The past 3 years
spent in this little truck have been
priceless, and the future is
certian...I will never sell this little
truck called the VehiCROSS.
I fell in love with the VX when I first saw it back in 2000, so when I came accross one while car shopping I knew my decision was instantly made.
Now that I have been the owner of a coveted silver Isuzu VX for over a year, I have mixed felings about her...BTW, her name is Twiggy, named after the sexy little robot from the old Buck Rogers TV show.
We bought a 1999 VehiCross when they first came out, to stand out from the crowd. It certainly looks different from anything out there. However, it's all style and very little practicality. The cargo area is relatively small, the back seats have been a joke, visibility is downright dangerous (I feel safer on my motorcycle) and I couldn't stand long distance trips - very uncomfortable after a while. Unfortunately the engine started burning oil like there's no tomorrow (2 qts a month) a few months ago, which I've found out is a normal thing for the 3.5L V6. Now I've just been told it's broken a valve and I need a new engine.... JUST outside the powertrain warranty at 69k miles. Bye bye Isuzu..
My automotive experience up untill last year has been with sports cars. I
purchased my Ironman after looking over all of the other Dodge and Ford,
Honda, etc. suvs and I am in love with my car. I do not have a problem on
rainy days. The tires have excellent grip. Do not have a problem on Ice or
deep snow. Only had to put in in 4 low because the snow had fallen over
night and burried most of my car. I have read other reviews where people
down consider the ViaCross a true offroad car. The ViaCross feels
comfortable while on the road, gravel, or well of the road.
As far as Engine problems, I have had none. Just keep good care of it and
it will keep good care of you.
I leased this car for almost 4 years.
I loved the looks and design of the
car. But now that gas prices are a lot
higher, its really difficult to keep
this car running. After purchasing a
sedan, i realized that the ride in the
VehiCross isn't as comfortable as i had
imagined it to be. You will always get
people turning their heads to see what
you are driving, but don't drive it
long distances, or you'll be looking
for the back heating pad.