1992 Trooper

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1992 Isuzu Trooper

$2,795 - $5,995  MSRP Range

Review Score

3.5 out of 5 stars

3.5

2 Reviews
Score Breakdown
4.5 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.5 out of 5 stars Performance
3.5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

My Trooper was super.

by Outdoor dude in ABQ from Albuquerque on Tue Mar 27 2007

This was my second Trooper, the first was a 91, just before the major redesign, and this was a 92, just after. They were both great, but the differences were impressive. I expected bug-a-boos since many vehicles have these after they redesign them for the first year, but this one really didn't have any that I noticed. I bought it with 130K on it three years ago, she now has 177 and the motor is still strong (just passed emissions with flying colors). I have done a few things to her that any vehicle would need at this age; second timing belt (with kit), clutch (original went to 155K!), brakes, plugs and wiring, super cleaned out the cooling system. But that's it (plus VERY regular oil changes with Castrol for High Mileage engines.) I have the lower powered of the two avail. engines (only 175 hp) and I live a mile high (Albuquerque) so though she performs fine in everyday driving is a bit underpowered when climbing a big hill or towing a heavy load (but she can do it). The four wheel drive feature works great, but never really needed to use it. Only used it once during a major snowstorm and, man, it was awesome. Like a cat climbing up the draperies. She is really comfy, has great visibility, carries five large people with no problem plus has the biggest cargo area of them all, I think. Her only real glitch, which is common to all Troopers til 99 (I think), is an intermittent valve lifter noise, which, though not harmful, is really annoying. Keeping the oil fresh helps, but it still happens fairly often. As far as fuel economy, she's about average for the year and weight with 17 mpg being what I get under city conditions, and a tad better on the highway. Overall, a very useful, comfortable vehicle which you will love. Just keep the radio up to drown out the lifter noise.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 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

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3 out of 5 stars

most reliable car ive ownded

by redneck air lines from clendenin wv on Mon Nov 15 2010

this vehicle is a good vehicle. ive broke the frame in half 3 time and i am still driving it it is pretty fast iv raced a dodge ram and a ford ranger and out run them both

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

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1992 Isuzu Trooper

THEY'RE CALLED "sport utility vehicles," or "suvvies" for short. Theidea is that they're supposed to be fun and practical -- part IndianaJones, part Saturday suburbanite. They are vehicles such as the JeepGrand Cherokee, Ford Explorer, Range Rover, Chevrolet Blazer, NissanPathfinder, Mitsubishi Montero and this week's test ride, the 1992 IsuzuTrooper LS.

For years, automakers couldn't figure out how much "sport" and"utility" to give these things. Some suvvies would ride too softly.Others would bust your butt. If you bought the wrong one, you suffered.

Isuzu believes it can boost profits by scrapping that risk, so thecompany is offering two fetching works of mechanical compromise: thefour-wheel-drive Trooper... Read More