Isuzu Trooper
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Isuzu
Model: Trooper
Isuzu Trooper

The Isuzu Trooper is a sharp looking automobile has proven itself to be quite popular in the used car segment. They hold up well, and due to their tough exterior, seem to be timeless. There were two generations of the Isuzu Trooper produced, the first spanning 1981 through 1991, and the second from 1992 through 2002 when Isuzu stopped exporting the model. In the beginning of its production run it was somewhat primitive and underpowered, offered only with a 4-cylinder motor, standard 5 speed manual transmission and part-time four-wheel drive system. As the first generation progressed, it became more luxurious, and offered more amenities, including a V6 engine. The second generation was more refined, and was available with two-wheel drive. The second generation Isuzu Trooper received some bad press in the United States though when the 1995-1997 models were rated "Not Acceptable" by Consumer Reports for their tendency to roll over during testing. In a lawsuit brought by Isuzu against Consumers Union, the court found that some of the magazine's statements showed a "reckless disregard" for the truth. The court found in favor for Isuzu on 60% of the claims in the suit. Ultimately, however, many of Isuzu's other major allegations which included negative statements, test doctoring, and stunt driving were dismissed by the jury, and the lawsuit in the end favored Consumers Union. Isuzu Trooper sales never recovered from this horrific event. Although, as previously stated, this has made the aftermarket models very affordable. The Isuzu Trooper was produced by the Japanese automaker Isuzu between 1981 and 2002. It was exported worldwide as the Isuzu Bighorn, the Isuzu Trooper, the Honda Horizon, the Acura SLX, the Chevrolet Trooper, the Vauxhall/Opel Monterey and the Holden Jackaroo. No one can argue that the Isuzu Trooper was not offered in enough markets.

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