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#8960 of 11966 Another Loyal Trooper Owner Gives Up
Dec 18, 2003 (12:32 pm)
I have A 2000 LTD and it has bee the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. With almost 97.000 mi the only thing I've had go bad is the EGR valve. However, there was once 3 delarships in my vicinity and now there are none! To go to a bona fide dealer, should I need to, I have to travel 80 mi one way. No doubt in my mind that Isuzu is in trouble in this country. I blame, among others, Consumer Reports for killing a great vehicle, Trooper, and for crippling a great company..Isuzu. The rest of the blame falls on GM for obvious reasons, as often discussed here.
I gave up and sold my Trooper yesterday in a private sale..since the trade on them is dismal. I'll say hello to my new Lexus SUV on Saturday. A mint of money, given the Trooper, but reliable and not likely to go out of business anytime shortly. Plus depreciation is much less than other vehicles in it's class. Plus, I love all the gadgets that "come standard" that I'm really paying for in the steep price. My Trooper has up to this time been my favorite of all vehicles though. IMHO, for the money, one of the best ever made!
#8961 of 11966 Used Trooper = Good Value!
Dec 18, 2003 (1:02 pm)
I'm out of the car payment business and it makes me cringe to think about buying another new one. A used Trooper sure looks like a good deal these days for those who prefer to dodge that new car payment!
#8962 of 11966 IRISHLOU - How much did you get?
Dec 18, 2003 (1:13 pm)
#8963 of 11966 More On Front Bearings
Dec 18, 2003 (1:58 pm)
If regreased in a timely fashion the bearings should last indefinetly. As a DIY project it probably costs under $15 for the new seals and grease.
IIRC a non-OEM bearing set is $50+. Therefore if you let them go long enough you could spend an extra $100+ in parts, or maybe more in the extreme depending how long you let them go and what else gets damaged.
As to doing the brakes at the same time as greasing the front bearings, that can be a good idea. For example, adding brake pads and/or new rotors to a grease job adds only a small amount of labor. However if you do a pad only brake job you haven't saved that much of the work necessary to do the regrease. Also, just because there is a labor savings doesn't mean the shop will always pass it on to the consumer. Granted a good shop will, but shop and good are not always synonymous.
Dec 18, 2003 (6:59 pm)
My concern was that the noise was a bad bearing and didn't want to risk a wheel locking up at highway speed. I should have known it was OK as my Trooper has never let me down. It just keeps going with no sign of weakness, wear or tear. If this thing had decent A/C I'd probably keep it forever. I threaten to sell it during Arizona summers but after it cools off I forget about it!
What's up with Trooper brakes? How is it that mine have 67K miles and are measuring almost new? Are they made for larger Isuzu trucks, or what?
#8965 of 11966 How Much Did I Get?
Dec 18, 2003 (9:46 pm)
I got only $11,750....was asking $12,500. Best they would give me on a trade was $9500. Guy that bought was happy and I made out better than a trade. My Trooper was very sharp even with the almost 97,000 mi. I hope this GX 470 is half the truck my Trooper was and , from what I've been told by those that own them..they are great. But I already miss my Trooper.
#8966 of 11966 re:How much did you get?
Dec 19, 2003 (7:48 am)
Wow, I would say that's fair considering the state of Isuzu. Just curious, what part of the country are you in & did you sell to someone you know or private party?
That GX your taking delivery on is one sweet truck, the president of our company has one (Gold w/tan Leather). Very nice upgrade.....good luck!
#8967 of 11966 Arizona summers cooling the driver
Dec 19, 2003 (8:58 am)
troopernewbie, Have you got the extra fan in front of your Air conditioning condenser in front of the radiator? If not, it seems to me that adding a fan there would be fairly easy, even including a thermostat to turn it on only when needed. You could tap the airconditioing wiring to give the fan the enable signal. My 2001 has that extra fan and the air conditioning performance is acceptably quick and cold even on a hot 100+ summer day, my 1995 had really cold really fast air conditioning without the extra fan.
#8968 of 11966 How Much Did I Get
Dec 19, 2003 (9:52 am)
I sold it to the son of a neighbor. The "kid", probably 25 (LOL... tells you how old I am!)), loved it. I keep my vehicles in showroom condidition and it looks as if it just came off the floor. He had told me that if I ever want to sell it let him know. Well I did and I asked $12,500 he countered with $11,000 and we conpromised at $11,750. I live in the Mid-West.
I don't know about the rest of you but Isuzu dealers are dead around here and drying up fast elsewhere I suspect. What a shame. As I said before in an earlier post..for the money the best truck ever made in my opinion.
#8969 of 11966 Isuzu should sue Consumer Reports
Dec 19, 2003 (2:23 pm)
If tobacco companies can be made to pay damages, why not Consumer Reports. Before that Consumer Reports review, Isuzu was doing rather well. I say Isuzu is due millions!