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Isuzu Trooper



  • dnestrdnestr Posts: 188
    Yep, 3 years rubber couldn't be porous, I think now. I didn't find the reason of the smell, just took the truck to a dealer as soon as it was possible. They shown the leak and said it needed the new hose. Speaking frankly I forgot to ask them about the old one.

    Glad it helped.
  • Woke up in Suburban Maryland to 3 degrees Far. a few days ago... of course, it'll be 50 degrees today. Positively balmy.

    My Trooper does not idle well for the first minute or so in 3 degree weather, but I don't figure that to be much of a problem. It smooths out shortly.
  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    My seats hold the different positions without a problem. The latch assembly must have something wrong with it. I agree that it is probably something you will need a dealer to fix to get right.
  • dnestrdnestr Posts: 188
    If any small gear is broken inside, the worst of it is that usually impossible to purchase such cheap small things separately. As a rule the whole latch assembly is available, because it has its own catalogue number. Unfortunately that is quite another matter of money.
  • pe1227pe1227 Posts: 15
    Hi all,

    Just thought I would post,

    I bought my 98 trooper in Aug and I just wanted to say how impressed I am with how it handles in the snow/ice here in Oregon. I pulled out 1 explorer and 1 blazer that was stuck in the ice with no problem. This is a great truck!
  • dnestrdnestr Posts: 188
    What kind of tires does your Trooper have? In my opinion most of off-road ability depends on tires. 2WD vehicle with winter/muddy tires can trump AWD truck which is without them.
  • pe1227pe1227 Posts: 15
    I have a set of tires that are labeled Wildcats. I bought them from a local dealer up here (Les Schwaab). Just the stock size 24570R16. They worked great in the ice and snow here. I think though that the 4X4 capabilities are more than just the tires although the tires definetely play a large role. With all the features that the truck has, 4low, 4 high, winter mode, it gives the truck an advantage over some other models. IMHO.

  • dnestrdnestr Posts: 188
    I nearly agree. But all that you only just mentioned is nothing in the case of a bad "gasket" between a steering wheel and a driver seat.
  • pe1227pe1227 Posts: 15
    Too true....
  • raydahsraydahs Posts: 449
    with your Trooper, totalled? If so, did you decide on what your going to replace it with? Just curious.
  • sdc2sdc2 Posts: 780
    For a variety of reasons, I am looking for a 2-door Tahoe. The Trooper was about the smallest vehicle I can fit into comfortably, as I am 6'3" and also "long torso". Very few vehicle have adequate headroom...even the Trooper was only do-able without the moonroof.

    And when you throw in a desire for a modicum of off-road ability, the list of possibles becomes very short.
  • bawbcatbawbcat Posts: 118
    I just got back from a holiday in Thailand. I only saw a few Troopers there, but lots of Isuzu D-MAX pickup trucks. Surprisingly to me the most popular type of passenger vehicle there seems to be mid-size pickup trucks, and Isuzu has a very strong position in that market. The D-MAX is a good looking truck, particularly in 4x4 config. I think Isuzu is crazy not to import it to the US. Perhaps GM doesn't want the competition.

    Here's a link for those who haven't seen the D-MAX:
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,971
    And you have to love the aftermarket paint jobs on some of those rigs.

    Steve, Host
  • It's very nice looking. Isuzu is cutting it's own throat by not bringing that here.
  • dnestrdnestr Posts: 188
    There's a rumour that not only the pickup truck is there, but also SUV is being made in Thailand on the Dmax base.
  • I think that it is over here, GM is selling it as the mid sized pickup truck. I also think that GM having bought from Isuzu the Duramax engine joint venture in the USA would not allow Isuzu to name its own vehicle DMAX in the USA. The SUV of the DMAX is therefore the Trailblazer, but the Trailblazer has GM parts especially the Opel/Saturn inspired straight six which is two more cylinders on a big 4cyl in the larger Saturn. I wonder if the rest of the driveline in the Trailblazer is the same as the Thai DMAX. I have heard of an all Isuzu version of SUV that could become the 2006 Trooper. GM is in the parts consolidating business big time. The Saturn SUV is from Suzuki aka the Vitara. Saturn will have its badge on the GM minivan soon.
  • atlgaxtatlgaxt Posts: 487
    Isn't it ironic that several pictures on the DMAX website look like they were taken in western portions of the United States? They are going for that image for marketing purposes and then they do not even sell the truck here!
  • beer47beer47 Posts: 185
    Isn't the Isuzu PU the new GM Colorado?
  • Think utility fleets, delivery fleets, and bio-diesel people and practical people looking at the high cost of gasoline and introduce the 30+ mpg pickup truck, at a price below the high power GM gasoline version and this could be big for Isuzu.

    Article from refernce at other end of it:
     Isuzu returns to the US marketplace with a new pickup deveolped together with General Motors.

    The new truck will be marketed around the world under both Isuzu and GM badges. Production begins in 2003 at both Isuzu and GM plants in Thailand and Shreveport, Louisiana.

    The new pickup truck program marks the largest joint effort to date between GM and Isuzu, which is best known for the development of the Durmax diesel engine in the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD trucks. The relationship for this truck involves everything from engineering through sales.

    Isuzu's truck is a twin to the 2004 Chevrolet Colorado.

    Annual production is expected to reach 500,000 units worldwide.
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