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1996 Isuzu Oasis

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Information shown for entry-level Van/Minivan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 22/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1996 Isuzu Oasis Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.4
Out of 10

Based on 24 Ratings for the 1996 - 1999 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.5/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Love the car and design

By on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "swing out doors, reliability, fold up seats"

Cons: "pick up slow, small but what we wanted"

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

"When Honda (we have the Oasis) remade over the Odyssey in 1998 to a large vehicle with sliding doors, we knew we had to keep this one going as long as possible. We've had it since 1996 so it's 18 1/2 years old and going strong. The new Odyssey we saw ismuch updated but the seats are heavier (more comfortable) AND thusly much harder to move around. We wanted the one without 2nd row captain's chairs so we could roll forward the middle seats to create even more cargo room when needed. Only the few who bought this know how great it really is. The swing out doors and lower to the ground van (than other minis) make it perfect to drive around the old parents who would not be able to get into a new one 6-8 inches off the ground. The Isuzu dealer didn't know anything about this van and was glad to get rid of it (new) to us at a much lower price than the Honda dealer offered us."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Ridiculously useful, competent, and reliable

By on Monday, April 15, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable comfortable, economical, can do anything"

Cons: "..but win drag races or tow a trailer."

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

"The car was 2 years old when I bought it 13 years ago, purposely seeking the Isuzu to benefit from not paying for the Honda name. But a Honda it has been in the best sense of the brand. It is an LS with the 2nd row buckets, seating 6. I highly recommend this arrangement if you don't absolutely need the 7th seat. I've run surf long boards, flag poles and studs right up the middle, while keeping the 2nd row seats in place. It has been my wife's daily driver for all 13 years, plus the preferred family hauler, vacation vehicle (with more trips between Houston and LA than I can count) cargo hauler. Desert in the summer. Mountains in the winter. Packed full inside with a pack on the roof. The Oasis has done it all with nothing but routine maintenance. It just may have the best space packaging of any vehicle you can buy. You will be hard pressed to find any sedan or SUV with more 2nd rear leg room and the seatbacks recline. And yet traveling cross-country with our family of four and way too much luggage and averaging about 70 I average about 28, and its about the same around town empty with one or two people in the car. It's no hot rod and it will downshift up inclines, but that kicks it into VTEC so it keeps pulling. I wondered if there would ever be a reason to replace this car. But I'm buying a trailer and it won't pull it, so here I am looking to see what I will be able to get for it. It won't be what its worth. Not by a long shot."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Its says Isuzu but it was built by HONDA

By on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Excellent Vehicle"

Cons: "None"

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

"This car was built by Honda and is actually the Honda Odyssey. We have owned it since day one and all I have done is the generaql maintance on the vehicle. Overall an excellent car. I have used Mobil 1 5w30 and change the oil every 5000 miles. The gas milage is good and the car still runs very well. I have no complaints about this vehicle at all."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

best car ever. why does no one make this car????

By on Saturday, February 04, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 257,000

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
10/10

Cons: "the area around the rear windshield wiper rusts"

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

"because of the high mileage (257,000) we feel we should shop to replace this car. aren't cars supposed to die? however, there is nothing like it on the market today. it still runs incredibly well. we would buy it again in a second."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great for a small family

By on Saturday, November 05, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

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
10/10

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

"I have a small family and this is the best car we ever owned, great on gas, all fuctions are very usefull."

Reliable

By on Monday, September 05, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 350,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "7 passenger, drives well"

Cons: "no cup holders,"

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

"I purchased this van with over 150 miles back in 2002 and I got my money's worth! I expected to have it for a couple of years and then get something newer, but this held up so well, why create a car note. I've had a few repairs, nothing major. With regular oil changes, tire rotations and tune ups, we've gotten along fine. Now that it's almost 16 years old, I'm ready for something new. The major drawback is that there are no cup holders in the front, which can be very annoying."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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