Advertisement

Why ads?
Popular at KBB.com
  • Midsize SUV Buyer's Guide
  • 15 Best Family Cars of 2015
  • Compact SUV Buyer's Guide
  • 10 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs

Used Isuzu Amigo

Select a Year

(6 available)

Narrow year range (drag arrows to filter):

1992
2000

Consumer Reviews

Great sporty vehicle

By on Monday, July 23, 2007

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

"The Amigo is a sporty, powerful, reliable vehicle. Fun to drive, hardly any maintenance required."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

a real truck

By on Saturday, December 08, 2007

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
8/10
Comfort
8/10

"I bought my Amigo used about 3 years ago with around 60,000 on the clock. In that time, it's had one (1, uno) unscheduled visit to the garage to repair a broken belt. Otherwise, all it's required are some new brakes, shocks, oil, and gas. The 3.2l V6 puts out respectable power, around 200-210 hp, and about the same in torque. You won't win many races (unless you're racing another SUV), but I've yet to come across a situation where I NEEDED more power (I'm a guy, we always want more. always) My favorite thing about the Amigo is that it is an actual, usefull off-roader. I've pulled Wranglers out of trouble more than once. People might mistake it for a Tracker, but only until you give them a ride. This is also the best vehicle I've had for winter driving. period. And that includes a '90 S-10 Blazer, a '00 Blazer, and more cars, front and rear drive, than I care to mention. I've had the Amigo out in at least 12" of snow with no problem. Hard-pack, no problem. Ice, well, just don't be stupid and you're fine."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

real cool drive

By on Saturday, April 26, 2008

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"Love my Isuzu, overall. Having said that, here are the... NEGATIVES: 1. The biggest bummer is that they got acquired by GM and have been in decline ever since. Hard to find dealerships, but a competent local mechanic can do the job. Not sure about the long-term availability of parts, though. 2. Gas mileage is mediocre, especially in the city, I guess it's a real truck so we are talking seriously solid and heavier chasis. 3. The shelf in the back is impossible to disassemble and folding the back seat is not easy either, so it's not as practical/versatile as it could be. I guess it really isn't a Toyota or Honda. 4. Minor electrical annoyances, such as jammed 6 CD changer, had to change a fuse on the interior fan, easy and cheap but still a little annoying. POSITIVES 1. I get a sense that this thing will run forever. Real solid, feel like I can just get in my Isuzu and drive to Alaska without any special preparations. 2. It may not get great mileage but this V6 can MOVE when merging on to a lane or in city traffic. Easy to forget that this is still a SUV and breaking distances are longer than in real sports cars, so it is important not to overdo it with aggressive driving. 3. GREAT off road, in contrast to so many so-called SUVs out there. Also, I live in an area where it often floods. With this vehicle, as long as others are moving you are sure to be able to move too, it is quite high and probably the last one to stall in high waters. 4. It is such a cool vehicle, almost to the poing of becoming a cult. These little SUVs will likely become classic favorites one day."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful