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Aug 23, 2002 (12:25 pm)
I bet the Isuzu dealer in question is handling Isuzu like a small sideline since it sounds like they both don't know what they are doing and they don't care.
My kid could not say Colorado when she was very young, so she called it Cadaroda (Cod-ah-road-ah).
#253 of 271 most Isuzu dealers...
Aug 24, 2002 (5:54 am)
seem to take the approach that boxtrooper mentioned. Most Isuzu franchises seem to be bundled at dealers who have other brands, and Isuzu is just a 'bit player' in their operations.
#254 of 271 bndled with other brands...
Aug 26, 2002 (10:33 am)
I guess you're right... the four dealers we got around here are sharing their property with Nissans, WVs, Saabs, Acuras etc.
#255 of 271 good Isuzu dealer or mechanic in PA?
Sep 20, 2002 (6:40 am)
I'm looking for a good Isuzu mechanic or Isuzu dealer in the Lehigh Valley area in Pennsylvania. Any suggestions?
#256 of 271 potential owner
Apr 04, 2003 (10:04 am)
help. I found a 2000 trooper s with 50,000 miles for 12,995. It's still in clean condition. My main problem is whether to purchase an extended warranty that would cover the car up to 5 years and 100,000 miles bumper to bumper for $ 1286. Any idea of what the remaining factory warranties are and how does they carry on to the second owner? I want to make a decision to buy this car by the end of today.
#257 of 271 re: extended warranty
Apr 04, 2003 (11:54 am)
I just checked out the 1999 warranty on a related Isuzu site. "is Extended to the first owner and all subsequent owners of the vehicle during the warranty period" is mentioned for all the warranties - 3 year bumper to bumper, 5 year (10 years for 2000s) limited powertrain, corrosion and emissions. I would call Isuzu to double check for 2000. I think I remember seeing the 10 year was only extended to the first owner and second got the 5 year on the powertrain?
However my opinion is that you should put that $1200 in a separate bank account and use it if you need repairs. If not, then you have that money to yourself. I doubt you will need a warranty repair for $1200? Let's say the tranny goes? $500? I guess engine failure would be a big one, but that might be caused by lack of oil or something dumb, and then not a warranty item. (I mention the oil thing because some of these trucks burn up to 1 qt./1000 miles - normal, but people who don't know, don't check and then voila - engine problem)
#258 of 271 potential owner
Apr 04, 2003 (2:09 pm)
thanks sbcooke for your input on extended warranty. Any potential problems that are common with the trooper which I should be aware of?
#259 of 271 Tranny for $500???
Apr 06, 2003 (9:22 pm)
Wow where is that? IIRC the tranny runs close to $2K. TOD unit, electronics, A/C, ECU etc. All of which will cost a significant chunk of that $1200. I just extended my BtoB from 3/50K to 10/100K to mate up with the 10/120 powertrain.
#260 of 271 re: 2000 problems
Apr 07, 2003 (5:34 am)
There was a fuel line recall. You can read about it at iihs.org, it came out during crash testing. You should verify that your vehicle has had it done, and if not, get it taken care of.
I don't think there were any major problems with the 2000 year. Be advised that these trucks burn some oil, just normal behavior, there is a clunk that is audible when coming to a stop light and the transmission shifts from 3/2 to L, and that these are trucks not cars and the drive as such.
In regards to the transmission, yes a complete end to end replacement is probably more than I said, however, I cannot forsee such a major failure, so in my mind worst case is one of the components failing, so less than $2K, maybe more than $500?
Apr 07, 2003 (7:57 am)
Most of the time I see AT trannies either listed as "fine" or "rebuild" haven't really seen much as far as varying in price depending on the parts themselves that break. Even on a RWD american car an AT rebuild runs around $1000-1200 IIRC. So I'm thinking ours would be somewhere above that.