When Olds was looking for a sport-utility vehicle to call its own rather than continuing to share the Blazer platform with Chevrolet, it sought out Isuzu.
Isuzu produces the compact Rodeo sport-ute, one of the best of that breed, so Olds figured it might do well to join forces with Isuzu to provide it with a sport-utility.
But rather than a version of the compact Rodeo, Olds considered a version of the much larger Isuzu Trooper.
Currency fluctuations being as they may, the yen went wild against the dollar and an Olds Trooper became an expensive proposition--much more costly than an Olds Blazer named Bravada.
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