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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
Jan 06, 2004 (10:29 am)
Part of it is the import truck numbers have dropped to zero for Dec and significantly for the year. I don't think the Trooper has been made for some time, so anything coming in is probably only what remains in stock...going to zero.
Do incentives really factor into the price, or are those published numbers artificial figures so dealers can play with numbers for customers, when in fact they have incentives all the time we don't know about.
For example, when I purchased my Isuzu back in 1999 with no incentives I got it for about 7K under invoice, 24K++...with incentives a year later the price was about the same.
#9054 of 11966 Isuzu Sales
Jan 06, 2004 (11:27 am)
Sad thing is that they have an awesome new engine. I have yet to see anyone test it and I have yet to see one ad from Isuzu announcing the engine. Only ads I see are from local dealers trying to sell remaining 2002 and 2003 models. Also, why cannot Isuzu bring in the new pickup that they developed for GM? It does not seem that Isuzu is trying to stay in the consumer business in North America.
Jan 06, 2004 (11:33 am)
They sold 434 Troopers in Dec 2002, so you're right, that should be factored in too. However, the fact remains that even with the new Ascender the sales of all domestically sourced vehicles dropped 47.1% - this still is a staggering number and we thought the last year was a complete disaster...
You're also partially right about the dealers (whoever is left) playing their numbers but, I can't get the new Axiom for much less than the MSRP in Georgia. They have some decent financing but I'd pay for it mostly in cash, so no go here.
For some reason they have decent sales in Illionis, so I might check them out there. Loaded 2003 Rodeo 4x4 for 17K (9K off the MSRP) sounds tempting too
#9056 of 11966 Wierd rattle..... by bsmart1
Jan 06, 2004 (11:48 am)
Yep, I hear that rattling noise also "at the driver side front window post/column" on my '02 Troop (25k), but like you mentioned it is once in a while. I couldn't figure out the condition it occurs yet. it's tough since it is not consistent. I think that rattle began after front collision I had 3 months ago, but then for the last 2-3 weeks I have not heard any.
Jan 06, 2004 (2:43 pm)
I browsed isuzudealers.com for prices in different states and the only dealer that stands out (#2 in the nation) is in Illinois (northern Chicago suburbs). They sell 2004 Rodeos and 2004 Axioms (both with DI 3.5l) for $6K off MSRP. 2003s go for up to $9K off. No one else even comes close. I called them and there are no fees (like $50 out the door). My local Georgia dealers laughed at me when I quoted those prices. What to do and what to choose if anything? My family lives sooo close to that dealership and I'm tempted to replace my good ole' Mitsubishi and have the second el cheapo isuzu in my driveway
Jan 07, 2004 (2:54 pm)
If this is the rattle that most of us have experienced in cold weather (and it only occurs in cold weather - at speed), it is the windshield trim pieces rattling as wind gets underneath. Does it sound like bugs hitting the windshield? If so, do a search and you should find the info. Most people have stuffed a window screen spline into the space between the glass and the trim piece (along the left and right side of the windshield/trim. This keeps the wind from rattling under it and making the noise. Isuzu has a fix but it is to squirt silicone under the trim piece making quite a mess.
#9060 of 11966 Engine rebuild/replacement
Jan 07, 2004 (6:40 pm)
I just joined this group. I am looking for input regarding whether or not to rebuild my Engine. I understand this group pertains to Isuzu troopers, however I own a pickup, and this was the closest group I could find. I have a 92 Isuzu 2wd pickup, 2.3 liter 4cyl engine with 223,000 miles. The engine has died (started burning antifreeze due to a cracked head). I am presently debating on whether to rebuild/replace the engine or just let the truck go. The body/interior are in great shape. But I am concerned that if I replace the engine, then the transmission may go, etc. Has anyone in this group replaced an engine with this many miles and gone another 100,000? or anything close to my situation?
Thanks for any input
#9061 of 11966 rebuild
Jan 07, 2004 (7:25 pm)
I would check with the Isuzu guys over at 4x4Wire. I know there are guys over there who have rebuilt those old 4-bangers.
Jan 07, 2004 (8:12 pm)
If it were me and I liked the truck and wanted to keep it, I would look into a replacement head from a junk yard, clean and inspect it and if it is in great shape just install as is. That would repair the cracked head issue at a minimum cost. Of course if anything else was known to be broken repair that too and use a new timing belt water pump etc...
I had a friend do this on a mega mileage Chevy LUV truck which was made by Isuzu with a 1.9L engine. The engine ran awsome and sounded great afterwords. He also replaced the exhaust since it was rusted out. All work was done at home and cost was very low, done in a weekend.