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#51 of 55 Re: 2 Words... Isuzu Impulse [graphicguy]
Aug 29, 2008 (1:01 pm)
You are correct sir... Isuzu still makes and sells a very high-quality line of diesel and gas medium duty trucks for the US market. I believe GM also rebrands these vehicles and sells them as Chevy and GMC products. However, Isuzu's consumer business is dead. Announced in January, they are no longer selling the re-badged TrailBlazer and Colorado pick-up. Seems like GM got the better of that deal, high-quality diesel engines and commercial vehicles. Isuzu got two of GM's most underwhelming vehicles that they sell at hefty discounts. Isuzu dealers must have been thrilled. The shame is, Isuzu is well known as a diesel expert, and played a significant role in developing the GM Duramax diesel. Why thay couldn't provide a nice 4 cylinder direct injection turbo diesel for the Malibu and perhaps Lambda crossovers is a mystery. A Malibu with solid performance that could get 40 mpg highway would have made the new Jetta diesel yesterday's news.
#52 of 55 Re: 2 Words... Isuzu Impulse [wjtinatl]
Aug 29, 2008 (3:33 pm)
If you go to Isuzu's website, it looks like the rebadged Trailblazer and Colorado are eligible for the employee pricing discount, so there must be a few strays hiding somewhere.
#53 of 55 Re: 2 Words... Isuzu Impulse [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 10, 2008 (1:29 pm)
Also it was a Toyota, so I just got in it and turned the key for the next couple of years.
Well, that's one way to keep the miles off of it.
#54 of 55 Re: 2 Words... Isuzu Impulse [mattandi]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 10, 2008 (3:29 pm)
#55 of 55 Re: 2 Words... Isuzu Impulse [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 11, 2008 (3:58 am)
Actually, I know a couple people who killed Toyotas because they DID take that a bit too literally and turning the key was all they did! Well, that and driving it and putting gas in it. Little details like changing the oil or at least checking the oil level, replacing filters as necessary, etc, got overlooked.
One of 'em was a mid-90's Corolla that blew up around 30,000 miles when it ran out of oil. The other was an early 90's Tercel that actually tolerated that abuse for about 60,000 before seizing up.