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Isuzu Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • cjtrcjtr Posts: 1
    I am considering buying a 2000 Trooper, which I will use to tow a 4500 b.(approx.) travel trailer! Has anyone used their Trooper for this, and if so, how does it perform. Would you recommend it? Sharon
  • gpm5gpm5 Posts: 785
    I was towing about 2800 lbs this weekend and the bounce of the trailer was transmitted into the trooper somewhat, but this may be due to the somewhat marginal leaf springs on the utility trailer that I was using. Also, I have stock shocks on the '99 trooper that are somewhat soft. Also, I did notice sometimes starting from a stop, that there was a slight effect like slack being drawn out, but this could have been the hitch to trailer slack that I felt. Once rolling at 55 mph it was very smooth and stable with no sway on smooth hgy.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    GPM, check your pin, and make sure that it is the proper diamter. I had a similar problem on my rodeo where the tounge would jiggle on starts and stops. Also I noticed a pull like that on my rodeo witha trailer that was not properly balanced.

    With my 2000 Trooper, I towed a 3500lb boat trailer from the Jersey Shore up to the Adirondacks using stock shocks and springs, a hidden hitch, and the boat was very well balanced on the trailer. It was a dream to tow it. Took the NYS thruway and GSP @ 75mph with the cruise control on, forgot the trailer was even there. The hills upstate NY weren't a problem either.

    A suggestion sharon, though would be to upgrade to the OME springs ($225) and the Rancho 9000 shocks ($225) plus installation ($100-$150) (I paid $150 for installation in NYC) and that would make your travel trailer be an easy tow.

    -mike
  • gpm5gpm5 Posts: 785
    Could well have been the balancing.
  • jbkennedyjbkennedy Posts: 70
    Does anyone know if the 0.0% financing offer has been extended past April 30th? I have a friend interested in buying a Rodeo. I bought one last month and have enjoyed it very much. 1100 miles so far and no problems.
  • baddestbob1baddestbob1 Posts: 96
    Can anyone help me determine current cost on a Trooper LS 4WD? Edmunds shows invoice @ $26,608. KBB shows $27,838.60 Edmunds TMV is $25,460 (then add dest. of $545): $26,005. If Edmunds has netted down 3% holdback ($922) this is most of the difference. My understanding is that current dealer cashis $4,000 or you can get 0%. Where is the right price with cash back, with 0%? Local ads are featuring "S" Troopers 4WD with 0% at $22.995, delivered. Thanks for insight
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Are we talking about a 2000 or a 2001? 2001 Troopers don't have nearly as many incentives as the 2000s, but there are almost no incentives around.

    -mike
  • flinflin Posts: 29
    I am planning on picking up up a new 2001 Trooper Limited 2WD tonight for approximately $7700 off of MSRP. Could have gotten the same discount on a 4WD. Faxed bid requests to numerous dealerships in the area, and the best quote had the driveout price including taxes coming under what most dealers quoted before taxes. As long as things go smoothly and I come home with it tonight, I will give a follow-up report on the exact figures.

    Only thing that scares me are reports of gas going up to $3 a gallon. Yikes!
  • baddestbob1baddestbob1 Posts: 96
    Paisan, $4,000 on 2001 4wd, 3500 on 2WD. One dealer just called with drive off quote on 2001 LS w/roof at $27,995 with o% OR 4,000 off and I finance. He said $27,995 was invoice.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Hey bob, that rocks. I got mine for near (true)invoice +$1000 last year less $2500 off and paid $27,500 for it + Tax and Tags. Just about the same time of the year. That's a great deal. Take it and run!

    -mike
  • flinflin Posts: 29
    Picked up my new 01 2WD Limited tonight at an Atlanta area dealer. Price was $25,640 + 300 doc fee + ttl. If anyone wants to know the dealer/salesman, shoot me some e-mail.

    sleepwalk@mindspring.com
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Chat tonight @ 10pm here on Edmunds! Link in the Owner's Club Area.


    -mike

    http://isuzu-suvs.com

  • toddswagnertoddswagner Posts: 31
    I bought my 2001 Trooper S in Atlanta as well. Paid 20,800 for it and 22,500 all in. It listed for 27,500, so I felt like I got a real deal. I needed something to pull my boat and still be Japanese. 4runners didn't have the horsepower and I didn't want to spend 40k on a sequoya. I really enjoy it so far.
  • gpm5gpm5 Posts: 785
    Welcome and enjoy your new trooper. Let us know more about it. check out the chat at 10 pm EST.
  • gpm5gpm5 Posts: 785
    welcome to the trooper ownership group. enjoy.
  • conman2000conman2000 Posts: 158
    Hi all,
    Just wondering what everyone is paying for a 2001 Trooper LS with MoonRoof? It appears either a $2k Rebate or 0% is still available.
    I have got a quotes around $29.5 or so without the rebate. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Con
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Come to the Isuzu Owner's Chat tonight, if you are an owner, or interested in buying one! 10pm-11pm this evening.

    -mike
  • bstreetbstreet Posts: 37
    Hi,
    I need help from the "real" experts that are here on the board. I"m trying to make a deal on a 2001 Rodeo...a little wary about this "deal" I was offered. It's a 2001 LS Rodeo DEMO (already with 5400 miles). Nothing added. They're quoting me MSRP of $26,164 and will sell it for $24,350. The second "deal" they offered was a 2000 LS wiht moon roof, 6 disc changer, and woodgrain for MSRP $26,949, selling price of $26,227. Finally, the Trooper deal they offered was a 2001 S (nothing added)MSRP $27,772 and sell for $26,745. I did my research and these seems like BAD deals. Anyone have advice, please?
  • gpm5gpm5 Posts: 785
    Is that with 0% financing? If so the trooper S is not a bad deal. If it finance at ~7.5% then I would offer them $25,000 for the trooper S.
  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    I paid $24k even for my 1999 S. I got 7.47% financing.
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