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Isuzu Axiom, SUV
#2299 of 2537 RE: ISUZU PROTECTION PLAN [slickwilliedj]
May 15, 2005 (6:29 pm)
I want you to know that Isuzu wanted to sell me a Car Care extended warranty at purchase. The dealer did not offer Isuzu's warranty. The dealer lowered the Car Care warranty from 1200 dollars to 300 dollars and I would not buy it because it was not Isuzu's warranty. I would like to know if anyone has an Isuzu extended warranty. Isuzu wanted to pass the warranty issues and problems on to someone else. 55% of my 02 Axiom was built by GM. The ABS system. Ascender included in GM's recall May 3 2005. My 2002 Axiom will be included in the recall also for the 1999 to 2002 vehicles.
Prime time May 3 2005.
#2300 of 2537 "Recall" by mjaye
May 16, 2005 (1:38 pm)
What recall are you talking about? I can't find info on any recent recalls for the 02 Axiom.
#2301 of 2537 Um 55% of your AXIOM was not built by GM
May 17, 2005 (3:22 am)
In fact most of it was not at all built by GM. The only thing GM is the 4L30E transmission. I personally bought the Warranty-Direct extended warranty. It has already paid for itself on my trooper.
#2302 of 2537 contemplating an axiom.
May 31, 2005 (4:22 pm)
just wanted ta say hi to all :
Am trying out an 2002 axiom w/35000 miles - loaded with everything but the kitchen sink ( nav - leather -cd changer, tow package etc ) from a dealer friend of mine for the sum of 14,900 - we just got back from our 1st test drive and have to say I'm err i mean were quite impressed,my wife loves it immensely and so do I except for 1 thing--I'm 6 feet and my foot dosnt fit the accelerator real comfortable which isnt a problem on long drives what w/cruise cntrl -- I guess I 'm just used to driving my dodge ram--but all in all its a tight and reasonably sweet ride--any things I should look for in paticular before I make my decision would be helpful...thnx Steve C
Jun 01, 2005 (7:54 am)
As the second owner you will lose Isuzu's extended warranty. Also, there's no NAV on this vehicle unless it's been installed separately (The orange screen is a glorified clock and HVAC control.) It's way too much money for a discontinued used vehicle. Is it at least 4WD? I'd suggest looking at a few "new" 2004 4x4 XS that are still left around the country for $20K+. Those come with a much better direct injection engine (250hp), Japanese transmission with a dipstick, a few other minor improvements, and a longer warranty (for whatever it's worth.)
#2304 of 2537 new Axiom using oil?
Jun 03, 2005 (4:13 pm)
recently purchased a new Isuzu Axiom, like it a lot but.....checked the oil at 2000 miles and it was about a 1/4 quart low. Didn't think anything of it as I never checked the oil after we bought it....well, topped it off, then checked the oil again at 3100 miles and it is again about 1/4 quart low. There are no leaks (garage floor is clean). Ok, so I called the dealer to schedule an oil change and asked about oil level...thinking maybe it uses a little during the 1st few thousand miles "break-in" period. I was shocked when the service rep told me on the phone that all the Isuzu's use abut 1/2 quart of oil every 3 thousand miles, its nothing typical of Isuzu engines! I asked again just to be sure and he said yes, it will use about 1/4-1/2 quart between oil changes! I told him I did not believe that to be true, and proceeded to schedule the oil change for next week at which time I will see the service rep in person ...and the saleman who sold us the vehicle as well! Has anyone ever heard that a new vehicle will use oil between oil changes? A friend told me to call another dealer and ask the same questions to see if the service rep was just mis-informed or that's what every Isuzu dealer says. Any advice on this would be appreciated.
#2305 of 2537 Re: new Axiom using oil? [axiom_drvr]
Jun 03, 2005 (5:16 pm)
It is true. Almost all Isuzu's will burn some oil between changes. My 2002 Axiom burns about 1qt every 7500 miles (usually add 1/2 qt at 3200 miles). Some times it is only about 1/2 qt for the 7500 miles.
Some people experience greater oil usage. It seems like, from reading these boards, that switching to synthetic reduces the oil usage.
I use Mobile 1 synthetic 5w-30 and it seems to work well.
#2306 of 2537 Love my new Michelin tires!
Jun 04, 2005 (4:51 pm)
So, I bit the bullet at 44K and replaced those nasty Goodyears slip-and-slides with some new Michelin MXV4 Energy Plus tires. Got them special order from Sams Club for about $175 plus 9 each for installation.
In a word - they are wonderful. THESE ARE THE TIRES THAT SHOULD COME WITH THIS VEHICLE. Gone is the slip 'n slide effect that caused many a fishtail in the Florida summer rains. Yesterday evening there was a tremendous Noah's Ark-like downpour and my Axe with its new Michelins was rock solid stable.
So, if any of you want to get tires for your Axes, get the Michelin MXV4 Energy Pluss. I bought the exact same size as came on the car originally and they look and ride great.
Jun 06, 2005 (7:47 am)
My 2000 Trooper uses about 1Q/2500miles very common and most manufacturers allow up to 1Q/1000 miles. Other than that these motors run forever. When I switched to synthetic it jumped up to about 1Q/3500 miles so not too bad. If that's the only problem with it I'd just keep tabs on the oil level and add as needed.
#2308 of 2537 Re: Love my new Michelin tires! [walk_the_walk2]
Jun 07, 2005 (6:40 pm)
Glad to hear you like the tires. I must have been caught in the same rain storm. I was on the Florida turnpike and it was pouring. You'll enjoy them most on the highway. Thats were i've noticed the biggest difference. Nice smooth ride doing 80. Interesting that they are the same size as the OEM's but seem so much wider. Those goodyear are the worst tires i have ever owned!