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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
Apr 22, 2003 (8:15 am)
The one place where all other SUVs fail is MPG. Isuzu is uniquely positioned to take advantage of that big open hole in the market with a Diesel that costs no more than the gas version.
Even farther out on a possible Isuzu automotive niche: How about Isuzu maintains a few of its own vehicles such as a Trooper and a smaller sportier something like the Rodeo but also expands to offer rebadged GM vehicles fitted with Isuzu Inside. For example Isuzu could provide a turbo diesel hybrid power train for the Ascender or other GM minivans and work vans and sell them as Isuzu's or better yet let GM sell them as GMs but require a prominent label that says "Isuzu EcoPowered". Then build up recognition using free advertising from MPG worrying ecology people and qualify for a fuel efficient vehicle tax break etc...
Isuzu should also take advantage of the current rush of "cross-over" vehicles by taking the oposite approach. Isuzu should say "look at all the very light duty cars sold as cross over SUVs and remind people that to get a real sturdy heavy duty long term reliable vehicle that can tow they will want to get an Isuzu"
Then add the 10Kw home backup power option as an add-on inverter unit for $1999.99 and sell the advantage of a feature no other vehicle can offer.
Apr 22, 2003 (5:16 pm)
There's some scant talk about a new Jackaroo in 2004, but Holden really aren't announcing anything other than that the Jackaroo name is staying.
The current shape is coming out of the Phillipines, with the new one to be out of Thailand.
If the new Trooper/Jackaroo is to be based on the Isuzu Adventure, which in itself is based on the D-Max pickup, then it will likely be slightly smaller than the current Trooper/Jackaroo. It will be closer to the Rodeo/Frontera in size.
But....a bit smaller and lighter, more powerful motor = lots of fun!!!!
As long as it retains a ladder frame chassis and doesn't lose any wheel articulation, I'll be happy!!!
Oh...and the power fold-in mirrors! Gotta keep those.
Apr 22, 2003 (5:38 pm)
All the articles say that it will be larger than the Trooper. I'm thinking that it might be based on the Dmax but it could be extended in length. We'll see what happens.
#7626 of 11964 Newbie question
Apr 22, 2003 (7:03 pm)
I am getting a pair of Hella 550 for my truck (99s). I have a few questions:
- How easy is it to break-out the plate in the factory cut-out?
- Would I have to run a wire from the lights, through the fire wall. to the switch? (going thru a relay of course).
- Do I have to drill to mount it?
- What's a good material to fill around the lights in the cut-outs for a "factory" look.
Thanks for the help
#7627 of 11964 Must say good-by to the Trooper
Apr 22, 2003 (7:46 pm)
My company 2001 Trooper is scheduled to fade away tomorrow as I pick up my new fleet car. While I would have selected another trooper if available, I will be driving an Explorer XLT. The old trooper served me very well with 0 trips to the dealer since new. All that was done was oil changes and 1 tire rotation. It still has the factory tires at 65,000 miles with still more to go. Oil consumption was up to 1qt/1000miles.
The good news is that my wife also drives a Trooper (02 LS)so I will always be able to enjoy my most favorite SUV. We hope to keep this one for many years as it currently has only 7,500 miles and an easy life.
Apr 23, 2003 (6:00 am)
I haven't done it myself for the fogs (but am contemplating adding something on that circuit)...but the wiring is all there. People on this board have ordered the factory switch from St. Charles Isuzu. From what I have read, the switch mounts in one of the switch blanks to the left of the steering wheel next to the useless slot. All of the wiring is included.
This is wired for fogs though, so the lights will only work with low beams. If you want to switch it to High beams or independent of what beam is activated you will have to do some wiring yourself.
Apr 23, 2003 (6:37 am)
OEM fog light switch: part # 8971355120
relay: part # 8970939101