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2002 Isuzu Axiom

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 18/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2002 Isuzu Axiom Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 99 Ratings for the 2002 - 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    7.9/10
  • Reliability
    7.9/10
    Performance
    7.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

Pretty Good Car

By on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought this car about a month ago and about a week after having it my check engine light started flashing and the car started to skip. Got it put on the computer by my mechanic and he said it was the coil packs(which are 90 bucks a peice). Luckily the car dealership paid for a warrenty for me. Other that that problem it is a great riding vehicle and its the perfect size for me and my family. Its not the best on gas milage but I dont go on long trips. I would recommend this car to small families."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Inexpensive, reliable, luxury features.

By on Thursday, March 07, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 127,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Cheap, luxury features, no breakdowns"

Cons: "Isuzu doesn't make them any more... :("

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought my 2002 Isuzu Axiom (2 wheel drive) in 2006. My Saab transmission went bad and my budget was blown by the loss, so I wasn't ready to sink a bunch of $$ into another Saab. However, I also wasn't ready to let go of leather seating, sun roof, and heated seats. I also decided I wanted an SUV. So I did a search, and this 2002 Axiom with 42K miles was the cheapest option that came up with all the features I wanted. I bought it for $8500 and have never had to do a major repair. The power is great, the seat heaters work. Mechanically everything has been great. She now has $127K miles and going strong. Because its been so strong and no major repairs, my car budget has recovered, but I can't make myself get another car, cause why bother if this one is working so well? I will say that I did have a transmission issue give me a scare about 1 year in. It was sticky and I could hear something rattling. But I googled it and it was known issue. I found a former isuzu mechanic who resolved it for just $125. Another issue was the wiper relay went bad, causing it to fail inspection at about year 6. There is no easy way to replace this relay. I had to special order it ($5) and pull out the circuit board from an awkward poistion behind the glove box, and solder it on my self. It was my first time soldering though, and I was successful. Issue was fixed and it passed inspection. It may be a rather anonymous vehicle, not exactly a high end luxury brand, but with leather, heated seats, sunroof, etc., its serving me just as well, and I will probably drive it for another 80K miles. I would highly recommend this vehicle, but the problem is, they don't make them anymore, so the best you can do is find a 2004 with low miles and go for it."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great vehicle - wish they were still making them.

By on Saturday, February 18, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great features - reliable"

Cons: "Ride choice is too soft or too stiff"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Owned it since new 2002. 80000 miles. Zero problems. Changed the sepentine belt myself about 4 years ago. Can't believe the poor resale value. Have used synthetic oil since first oil change. Lot of great features equal to much more expensive cars."

15 people out of 16 found this review helpful

It's ok...

By on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"The Vehical is ok I just need something bigger and better on gas milage...and it leaks black stuff out of all four doors it's sticky and very hard to remove from clothes and from the door its self..."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

solid, reliable, comfortable, stylish.

By on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Great car - has served us well on cross country treks or just around town; did great in the snow. Solid car, roomy front for tall person; lots of cargo room."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

LOVE my Axiom

By on Monday, September 19, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Built to last"

Cons: "fuel milage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I brought the Axiom brand new in 2002. It is almost 10 years later and the car runs great. other than regular maintenence I have replaced 1 oxygen sensor and 1 ABS sensor. Other than that this car is bullet proof."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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