1999 Amigo

Consumer Reviews

1999 Isuzu Amigo

$2,726 - $4,774  MSRP Range
1999 Isuzu Amigo

Review Score

4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5

4 Reviews
75% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.5 out of 5 stars Performance
4.2 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Vehicle

by long time ford owner,newly converted from texas on Thu Jul 05 2007

One of the most reliable cars i've ever owned. plenty of power never had any mechanical issues. The only drawback ive found is that it will slide when taking of on a wet road.but never to the point of loss of control.great car

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Fun and reliable

by Slager from Londonderry, NH on Fri Jul 30 2010

I love this vehicle too much! It is so fun to drive because it handles so well and has unbeatable pickup when you need it. I bought mine new in 1999 and am still running it with 200,000 miles on it in 2010. I just can't let it go - its worth million$ to me, but only $3 grand if I sell it. The cargo space is HUGE, especially if you're comparing it to a Jeep Wrangler (which has basically none). Every weekend, I put in 3 large hockey bags, hockey sticks, my 2 kids, and my wife, with room to spare (try THAT in any other 2 door truck!). Why, oh why, did Isuzu discontinue the Amigo?

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Good Car but a Gas Hog

by College Student from Morgantown, WV on Mon May 12 2008

As a high school student, I was barely able to afford gas for this car. And this is when gas was at $2.30. I had to fill up all the time. That is really the only problem I have with the Amigo. Also, I have had to take it for a couple repairs in the past 6 months. And its only at 30,000 miles. So be prepared to have to have some repairs.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Does not recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

very reliable gas guzzler

by amigo owner from on Fri Mar 19 2010

I owned this car for almost 4 years now and it has been very reliable. In the summer, taking the top down and the sunroof off is always fun and the 4 wheel drive has never failed me in the winter. Though, the gas mileage really makes you dig deep in the pockets. At 80000 miles the transmission/clutch had to be replaced then at 85000 the starter had to be replaced. Overall, i would keep it as a fun car, not a daily car.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1999 Isuzu Amigo

Isuzu pulled the plug on its Amigo compact sport-utility vehicle in the mid-1990s. But it was relaunched a year ago with a redesign and some major fixes.

Chief among consumer gripes about the old Amigo: The fold-down soft top was a turn-off. With any convertible, it seems, it's the vehicle you want your friends to own, but you wouldn't like one in your driveway. So buyers can now get a hard-top Amigo in addition to the traditional soft one. But is a limited-use, two-door sport-utility vehicle worth the almost-$25,000 price tag? Maybe.

She: We're mixing cultures here, aren't we? The Japanese christened their sport-utility with a Spanish name that means friend. Well, I think that's a good choice. In... Read More