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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
Jun 19, 2004 (9:58 am)
That's a good catch...even now I am not sure its a S or an LS....In the carfax it says
The story of this 2000 ISUZU TROOPER S/LS/LIMITED (JACDJ58X7Y7J17055) according to our interpretation of the information reported to CARFAX:
This SUV has had 2 owners and was owned in Montana and Arizona. It was originally registered to a rental agency and operated as a daily rental passenger vehicle.
It has had no minor or moderate accidents reported to CARFAX.
It has had no DMV-reported total loss events, like a major accident, fire or flood.
It has a consistent mileage history with no indication of an odometer rollback.
The last odometer reading, reported on 07/22/2001, was 7,485 miles.
This means that the average miles per year is almost 20K miles for the last 3 years.....which I think tells that most of the miles are highway miles??
#9924 of 11966 Re: thanks.... [bemathew1 #9923]
Jun 19, 2004 (11:30 am)
Yeah, I seem to recall that trooper VIN's don't indicate which model it is.
Those rental units muddy the water, because the rental companies called them LS's. But they were simply S models optioned with maybe electric seats and tinted windshield. That didn't make them true LS's, though.
Don't know about the "highway miles" premise, but if it indeed spent most of its life in Arizona and Montana, I'd guess that's a safe presumption.
#9925 of 11966 Just bought a 2002 trooper s 4x4
Jun 19, 2004 (12:43 pm)
Well bought another trooper. I have a 93 S 4x4 with 165k on it that will be going up for sale. I was thinking of getting a new 4runner or pilot. Test drove the 4runner and it's was a bit small for me. The pilot is real nice but even with bargaining the regular ex (no nav, leather) was 28 grand. I'm not into the latest and greatest but I do like my cash so I couldn't pull the trigger when I saw what I could get a used trooper for. Just picked my 2002 up from the dealership for $14,600 out the door with 14k miles, warranty to Nov 05 and services records showing a dealer visit every 3k miles. Yeah it's not as fancy as newer vehicles and I'm going to add a roof rack, side step rails and a CD player but it will still be a lot cheaper then 28K. Maybe I'll blow the extra cash on a nice used boat for lake lanier.
BTW I am going to add a tow hitch. Not going to do a lot of towing and was wondering if a transmission cooler is needed. Also notice there is no transmission dip stick. Is this how all the new vehicles are..no more checking the transmission unless you get the dealer to throw up on on the rack? I guess I'm used to older tech cars eh?
#9926 of 11966 S/LS Debate
Jun 20, 2004 (8:01 pm)
That is actually neither an S/LS/Limited...
It is an Rental model. Indicators of rental fleet vehicles include:
No in-glass antenna combined with factory tinted rear/side windows.
2-tone with Power driver seat.
Those are the dead giveaways that it was the special fleet troopers sold to rental car companies. I wouldn't touch this one unless it was in the 6K range. I'd also call and threaten to contact the better business board.
#9927 of 11966 Re: S/LS Debate [paisan #9926]
Jun 20, 2004 (10:30 pm)
Thanks every one...I will keep my eyes open for a better one....
Keep you posted
#9928 of 11966 Warranty almost up....
Jun 21, 2004 (6:41 am)
The warranty on my 1999 S is about to expire. I have 1 long term problem that I am not sure what I should do about? There is a weird "twang" in my steering column when I turn back and forth on center. It is almost like there is a squared off point on a hole it is running through that makes it do something weird when you change direction?
I don't think it is play in the column or gear since the wheels are fine when jacked up and tightening/loosing the gear has no effect. I had my whole column replaced under warranty already about 2 years back to see if that would fix it.
Last year I tried unsuccessfully to get this fixed again. They said that while they agree it is there, they cannot find anything wrong or loose.
With my warranty up in a month, I am not sure if I should drop it off and say fix it or else agree to extend the warranty on it? Or if I should ignore it and let it just be there? Most likely they won't do a thing and I will have to spend several hours back and forth to make nothing happen. I am just worried about the cost 1 year from now if I have a problem. I got Isuzu corporate involved both times, the first time they replaced the column, then when Isuzu was on the ropes, they would barely return my calls.
#9929 of 11966 Inhale Gasket: Repeat offender
Jun 21, 2004 (7:03 am)
Inhale Gasket: Repeat offender
On Saturday, the check engine light was on in my 99 Trooper. It is a S, with 78000 miles. So I send it to the dealer today. They said it is the gasket problem in the engine. Same problem happened when the car was around 40000 miles. It becomes chronic disease now. It takes $340 to install a new one.
Do you guys have the same experience? And can you guys find cheaper places to repair it?
Jun 21, 2004 (8:34 am)
The Trooper is rated to tow 5000K without an additional transmission cooler. I believe it already has one built in to the radiator.
#9931 of 11966 Re: 9225 [tkevinblanc #9930]
Jun 21, 2004 (11:13 am)
Jun 21, 2004 (12:18 pm)
It is rated to tow w/o a cooler, but it is a good idea to put one in. I've been debating putting one in mine.