Pros: "Sturdy, reliable, fun to drive, go-anywhere feel."
Cons: "Getting old & needing TLC. Pretty from a distance."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I love this car and have taken good care of it, but it needs more than I can afford to put into it at this time. With a few repairs it will run great again. Needs EGR valve finessed and front axles. Maybe brakes. Needs tires. Loves oil, but only has a minor leak.
Has Winter, Power and 2x4 options in addition to automatic transmission. Designed to go 300,000 miles; has 255,550. My father said, "It can climb trees!" Royal blue with champagne trim. Spare tire has never been used. Uses regular/unleaded gas. About 15 mpg. Kenwood Stereo system that I put in now eats the 10th song on any CD. (Burn and use a copy). But it also has Pandora and a USB port."
"PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE IN 2010(APX). PREVIOUS OWNER WELL KNOWN FRIEND. GREAT CONDITION. REPLACED TIMING CHAIN AT 160000 MILES. RECOMMENDED TO CHANG AT 160000 (EVERY 100000 MILES) REPLACED FRONT AXLE IN 2013(APX). VERY RELIABLE."
"The most trouble free car I have ever owned. Just routine maintenance for 12 years. The only part replaced is the
battery. Brake pads still at 70%, alignment is perfect,
the exterior & interior is still like new. Quality
throughout, only negative is the stiff ride."
Cons: "Thirsty by comparison to newer rigs like it"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Never had any problems with this vehicle and it is more capable off road than one would expect. I have personally driven over 100,000 miles in it and it has been flawless. Wish Isuzu was still making SUVs. But, I'm not letting go of this one for some time to come."
Pros: "rust free. runs well. dependable. Easy to maintain"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I bought this Trooper new in 1996, have had no major problems with it. rust free, engine runs well, still looks very good. Not a fancy SUV, but As a comparison my 2001 Ford F150 King Ranch (bought new) has rusted Through the rocker panels large enough to put your hand through!"