2002 Isuzu Trooper

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$2,500
$1,076
below average
194,167 Miles
46,400
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 194167
Color: BLACK
Body Style: Suv
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Engine Type: V6
Drive Train: 4X4
Location: Avon, IN
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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
  Based on 51 reviews

Great Suv

4.3
tyler on 11/17/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

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,

Love My Trooper

4.8
radixlecti on 09/27/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

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!

Epitome of Pure SUV

3.9
Dan on 08/05/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

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.

Still truckin'

3.9
HamSandwich on 03/26/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

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.

95 limited and 02 S

4.6
conrac on 01/26/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

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.

horrible transmissions

3.8
Danstrooper99 on 11/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

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.

My Trooper 1999

3.9
Acuga on 10/19/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Living in an almost winter land (Illinois), we found our Trooper an excellent vehicle for this kind of weather, specially when snow, and rain it is involve. We had own this veh, since 2000 and it has 165000 miles with almost zero problems.

This is not a good choice

2.8
Laszlo on 03/30/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

We needed a 4WD since we moved from Los Angeles to an area that had snow. We bought the Trooper used. It had only 32000 miles and looked very clean. It's been in the shop twice in the past 4 months and the parts are hard to get. Gas mileage was terrible before our first trip to the mechanic and now the tranmission leaks and there is no easy way to fill it. The mechanic found no dip stick. The fluid has to be pumped in under the car. They sure don't make it easy! There are so many better trucks out there, there is no reason to buy 2nd or 3rd best. The Trooper is no better than 3rd best choice for an SUV. It's uncomfortable, unreliable and get's terrible gas mileage. Stay away!

Why don't they still make them?

4.5
doug on 02/21/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third trooper and I will hang on to it as long as I can. Through almost 70,000 miles the one mechanical problem has been a $99 transmission problem, covered under warranty of course! The moonroof is amazing and open in some form or another all the time.

Served me well

4.5
isuztroop7 on 04/10/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've always wanted a Trooper more than anything and finally purchased a used one after Isuzu ended its production. It's been 3 and half years and it's time to move on to a new love. She always made me want drive friends to places and parties. Never let me down on muddy trails, sandy Virginia beaches or snowy Connecticut highways. Always felt safely in control. The stock sport 4WD model came with lots of options but not as many as the LS or Limited. I'll never forget that outstanding truck.

Great SUV

4.5
Julie on 02/27/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Trooper - I have driven it over 60,000 miles and it has never gone into the shop. We moved across the country 2 times - the Trooper provided for a comfortable ride, and handled mountains wonderfully. The Trooper was large enough to fit our 2 large bloodhounds comfortably - for 2 days of driving (never heard a peep out of them). I especially love how well I can see the road from my Trooper.

I've owned a 87, 94 & 02 Trooper

4.8
jim on 08/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutely the best in harsh driving conditions; the 02 is tops for driving out on the beach with no bogging down or a hint like it's struggling. You would be surprised how much room you have for big bulky items in the back. My 02 came with regular passenger tires for a more comfortable ride to my dismay but they worked in the sand.

Isuzu Trooper 2002

4.6
nick on 01/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my Trooper for over 3 years now, still drives great. Bought it used in January of 2003 and just reached 55,000 miles. No major problems. Only thing I've replaced are the battery at 50,000 and the tires at 52,500. The only thing I have to watch is the oil level as it occasionally gets low after 4-5 months. It's a great hassle-free SUV to own. Plan on owning it for many more years.

2nd look

4.5
Joe Walsh on 06/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just completed a trip to Denver, CO with 3800 lbs. of loaded trailer this past March. While going North on I 15 and onto I 70 East, we had a good winter storm. Lots of road ice, and at first, heavy wet snow which turned into the "freezing" kind. Was not sure if I could make it over Vail summit given the 2" to 5" ice and pack snow and the blinding, wind driven heavy snow. Did I mention heavy snow? Well, not only did we make it (4WD; did not spin a tire). At one time, we slowed to just under 25 mph. due to stalled traffic (dumb drivers); even at that speed we had lots of traction which is a good thing! On this part of the trip at 60-65 (loaded trailer) we averaged 15 mpg. Return home averaged 19.7 at 75.

Best Vehicle (SUV)

4.9
Joe Walsh on 12/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I now have over 22,000 miles with no problems other than a TPS sensor (Throttle Valve Position Sensor) which I replaced myself. I also installed an "Alpine Supercharger" with about 4lb. of boost which give about 50 HP at the tires. I can run away from the Honda 255 HP Pilot as I did while going over Donner summit, on my way to Reno, NV. Overall, Trooper has been just great for me. Looking forward to 06 or 07 when they, hopefully, will have a new Trooper for U.S. market. Fruther, I have seen 22.22 MPG 56-70 MPH with the supercharger and a low of 15.4 while going over Donner summit.

What a Vehicle!

4.9
Pearl05 on 07/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We own a 1992 Trooper, and when it came time to purchase another vehicle, we drove them all-Pathfinders, 4runners, Escapes etc. All paths lead back to the 2002 Trooper. We bought it used (14,000 mi)-it runs great, is roomy, sharp-looking and exactly what we need in an SUV-we're sorry to see that Isuzu will no longer carry future models. The 1992? Oldest son now drives it. This vehicle will always have special place in my heart!

Sad to see it go

4.8
nopvntv on 03/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT VALUE!!! paid 20K for a brand new 4WD with 10 year/120,000 mile warantee. that is 2wd Rav4 territory, and this is a full frame truck with limited slip diff. true 4WD, and 5000lb. tow capacity. 65k so far and reliability has been perfect. Has awsome breaks(compared to other trucks) when towing. suspension is a little soft for my taste but is probably perfect for most drivers. Rear end never side steps even over bumps mid- turn. Not sure what I will buy next time around since this is no longer avail. I will just have to wait and see.

2002 Trooper

4.1
parkstribe on 02/28/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Second Trooper I have owned. Only complaint is the mysterious "oil usage" that plagues the 3.5L V6 engine. But, 10 yr, 120K mile warranty will take care of it, if necessary.

Fun With Trooper

4.8
Trooperfan on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Coming from driving a car all the time it was a little different at first but I fell in love with it when Denver Colorado got almost four feet of snow in march 2002. I was one of the only people in the area to get out of my complex. It did excellent in the snow and when my buddies and i go off- roading it does incredible. I jumped it 2 feet off the ground and went through tough terrain and never had any problems with it. It also has very good power for when I drive through the mountains. Its comfortable for myself and passengers when going on road trips. When it is windy it bucks the wind pretty hard and kills your gas mileage.

Reliable and Durable!! "Bullet Proof"

4.9
Jimmy G. on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Simply the best Vehicle I have owned for the last 7 Years! This 2002 Trooper is my third and I will not consider purchasing any other Suv in it's class. I put 276.000 miles on my last Trooper without having to do anything but normal maintenance, change oil (every 3000 miles) and Timing belt (every 75000 miles)and 4 set's of tires. Simply the best Suv....Bang for Buck!

The good and bad

3.8
D Lee on 07/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

The LS 4WD does quite well off road and on the highway. It dies ride like a truck. The seats are not quite as compfortable as I would expect for the price. I have several areas where the paint is blistering on the front of the hood. Lastly it is depreciating faster than I can pay it off.

Better than expected

4.3
STS92 on 05/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

As good as the first one I bought back in 1984! Overall reliability of this vehicle has been exceptional. No mechanical problems at all in 24,000 miles. Huge interior with the back seats down.

Graet SUv

4.8
Rochesterborn on 03/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great SUV - It is such a great looking vehicle. I drive from Upstate, NY to Maine in the winter and this truck does not fail to take me home safely.

2 Trooper Guy

4
gpepper on 02/07/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my wife a Trooper S. Within 6 months I traded in my 97 3000GT VR4 and bought myself a new Trooper Limited. It's an unpretentious vehicle that's entirely capable of delivering on every promise. Sturdy, dependable, and it really goes in snow. My family and I recently found ourselfs in a horrific snow storm in the Trooper. 18" of dense, wet snow, fallen tree's strewn across the mountain roads and literally crashing all around us. I can't tell you how amazed we were at how easily we drove through it. The Tooper didn't even break a sweat, and neither did we.

Best Value For Your Money

4.5
Doug K on 02/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's very unfortunate that Isuzu has discontinued the Trooper. After researching Ford, Chevy and Toyota, the Trooper was hands down the best value for the money. It has more interior room than ALL mid-sized SUV's, and the exterior has a bold, strong stature. The 3.5L 215HP engine has plenty of power, in addition, it has an outstanding reliability record. From the drivers seat, you have a good idea what the road must look like from a big rig... It's outstanding. They're still out there, if you're in the market for a new SUV, you still have time to get the best value for your money.

Three Troopers

4.4
PD on 01/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I own three troopers. Not a single failure / problem in 250000 total miles.

Initial Review

3.8
Ken B on 01/13/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I was a little leery of the Trooper because of the professional reviewer's claim of tremendous body roll on turns. It certainly does not handle like a car, but it did not roll any more than my old Windstar (which I would NOT buy again). Drive is very soft, cannot feel the road, which is good and bad.

A comfortable Tank and Fun

4.4
skylandry on 01/02/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded my Toyota Crew Cab for comfort but didn't want to giveup a great 4wd. The trooper met all my needs. It is great off road and very comfortable on long trips. If it had a pickup bed it would be perfect. If you want a true rough and tough SUV that looks fancy and is comfortable look no further.

02 Trooper better than Edmmunds thinks

4.9
John H on 01/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So very much interior space, I do not know what to do o fill it. It is box like in app. but I like it the aero stuff is not worth it. Only wish the diesel was avail here... the six has more than enough power and tow my air stream with ease. best value for the most capable on off road SUV. Drive it love it.

best vehicle ever purchased

4.9
nataanderson on 12/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love everything about it! It is roomier than any of the other suv's in and some above it's class. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for an awesome vehicle!

A Treasure

4.9
Itroop on 12/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We can only hope the corporate remake will produce as nice a vehicle as this 93-2002 series has been. Best functional design in the industry and its classic smoothed boxiness will never go out of style (because it was never in style to begin with).

My First Trooper

4.5
mereed55 on 12/07/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I chose the Trooper after test driving everything else out there and determined that the Trooper was by far the best value for my dollar. The vehicle has a surprisingly smooth ride for an SUV and the controls are very easy to use. The vehicle has more than enough cargo room and the spare tire is located on the rear door for easy reach in case of emergency. The build quality is excellent but the technology is a little dated. I only have 3,000 miles on the vehicle to date and I am a little disappointed with the fuel mileage.

This is my 2nd

4.8
Lunatech on 10/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a '92 and sold it at 140K-my 1st SUV. Before I bought my '02 I test drove- Trailblazer (aka the new Ascender), Expedition, Montero. The theory that the grass is always greener. I bought the Trooper because you get a lot for your money. This Isuzu is made completely in Japan and sadly, I feel this adds to it's high build quality.

last chance

4.9
YPMS 82190 on 09/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm about to purchase trooper #4. Too bad they won't make 'em any more after this year(big mistake). I've logged over 200,000 miles, without any real problems. That big long warranty is a farce, nothing ever breaks. My first trooper withstood a collision that would have killed all occupants in most other vehicles, but I walked away. The visibility allows you to maneuver this behemoth as though it were a bicycle. I like the ride, and the power is adequate. The seats are far better than any comparable SUV.

Love this thing

4.9
Kelly26 on 09/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've never even considered owning an SUV, but this thing did it...I've got plenty of power, more space than an apartment I once had, and it looks stunning...people are constantly asking me what it is, and where they can get one! All this and excellent reliability...I'm really happy with the decision to buy!

Exceeded my expectation

4.8
littlepig on 09/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

For some unexpected reason, this Trooper LS is my third new SUV in less than three months. Previous two was Toyota 4Runners. Trooper is more fan to drive, yet not as bumpy as 4Runner. Interior is MUCH more spacious than 4Runner.

8 yrs old

4.8
J. D. on 08/26/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 1994 Trooper S. Only mechanical breakdown was the starter at 132000. Most reliable vehicle I have ever had. Great SUV.

I HATE THIS SUV

1.9
JUNK on 08/19/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had a reoccurring problem this thing keeps down shifting while driving on the highway at highway speeds on level ground. The dealership hasn't been able to fix it after six attemps and the isuzu reginal rep stated there was nothing they could do. My family is terrified to ride in this thing now. For your own saftey buy something else.

Trooper Review

4.8
lamjr55 on 08/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Trooper is fun to drive and is very comfortable inside. The plush seating and layout of the controls make this vehicle very easy and fun to operate. The ground clearance is great.especially in the rain and snow. The visibility is fantastic and affords the driver a safe view of the road. The 4WD button is a god send from the earlier 4WD operations. A truly fun and functional vehicle to drive.

Trooper; Big Bang for your Buck

4.8
Truxillo on 07/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our family bought a White LS 4x4. For our family this is not just a car, it truley is a recreation vehicle. We take far out into the mountains, deserts. My wife likes the heated seats, I have gone over logs and my CD player doesn't skip, and we know our two year old is safe in this +2 Ton vehicle (consider the extra $ for low gas mileage an insurance). We paid $25,500.00 for our LS Trooper. An equivelent 4Runner would be about $8K more (that goes into David's college fund).

Trooper Believer

4.6
Pory on 07/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Trooper. The first is a '94 LS. There's not another SUV out there to compare feature and price to. I bought my Limited with a few thousand miles on it for $20.5K and it's screamin' loaded with all the goodies. It's quite solid and has enough oomph to get you around (more on that).

Lots of SUV for the money

3.9
Harhir on 05/14/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this truck half a year ago and I it was a great buy. Lots of space, good off road capabilities, high payload, huge trunk, low trunk level thanks to the outside mounted spare tire, great 4WD system. Even the base model gives you all you need and nothing you don't. Low price: I got a brand new 2001 Trooper S with 4WD for less than $22K.

Very Pleased with the Trooper

4.9
JADE on 05/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far I have driven this vehicle two thousand plus miles. I have not had any problems, and like the way it handles, ride, and feel it is a quality vehicle.

The Wife Loves Her Truck

4.1
MyWifesHappy on 04/29/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The Trooper is a truck, make no bones about it. Drive it right after driving a Mazda Tribute and you'll know what I mean. However, if you are in the market for a really truck-like sport ute, this one won't disappoint. It's solid and an aboslute blast to drive off road. Don't pay anything near TMV for one, either. I bought my wife's Trooper LS for $24,000.

will keep

4.5
yac on 04/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

this is a suv that you can keep for 200,000 miles. the trooper is still built in japan so you know it will last.

THE BEST SUV

4.9
TROOPERMAN on 03/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE BEST SUV

Isuzu Trooper-like a rock, really

4.9
Jasiu on 03/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Someone used the expression Storm-Trooper. Despite it's ambiguous connotation it is quite adequate. No-nonsense tough guy on wheels! Goes ANYWHERE. Smoothly covers highways and country roads. Gas mileage is certainly not great - but this is a vehicle that is ALWAYS ready to fight the elements, bad weather, and inaccessible corners. The only other vehicle ('car' or 'SUV' just does not fit the description) in this league is the Land Rover, but it is made in Britain...

Hardcore Trooper Fanatic!!!

4.5
arktrooper on 03/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It has become very acceptable to "slam" the Trooper as old technology, too expensive, etc. If you look closely, though, you find a DOHC 24V V6, drive-by-wire throttle, variable induction, coil-over-plug direct ignition, four-wheel discs, ABS and TOD (full time) 4WD. I purchased my 2000 S Auto/TOD /w/ several options for $22,309 in 9/2000. The sticker was $30,284. While it's definately a truck, it's a very refined one and it's quicker than a 4Runner!

One of the few remaining true SUV's

5
kboyfrommd on 03/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best vehicle I have ever owned.

cross country

4.6
paul medolo on 03/02/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

we went 7100 miles in 3weeks we were very comfortable and covered 21 states we would recomend this vehicle to anyone!

2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited

4.1
beanson on 03/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Foxfire Red Mica Limited Trooper. This is the second Trooper we have owned (had a 1992 LS) and overall it is a good car. Power if adequate, faster than 4Runner and other japanese SUVs (except the MDX and 240HP QX4)The design is older but ages gracefully. Shop around though because $38,000 can buy a lot of other SUVs with more prestigous names (ML320, Qx4, MDX)




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