2000 Isuzu Trooper

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$26,950

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2000 Isuzu Trooper

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2000 Isuzu Trooper review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Isuzu offers four SUVs in the United States, and the Trooper is the largest of the quartet. It receives minor appearance and equipment changes for 2000. Last year, Trooper came in a single price level with additional features grouped in option packages. This year, there are S, LS and Limited models, and all three are available with either two-wheel or four-wheel drive. Acura dealers previously sold a clone of the Trooper as the SLX, but the SLX is discontinued for the 2000 model year.

Isuzu has extended the warranty on its 2000 models to cover major powertrain components (engine, transmission, axles, etc.) for 10 years or 120,000 miles for the original owner, the longest warranty in the industry.

Interior
Cargo room expands to a generous 90 cubic feet when both sides of the split rear seat are folded. If you want leather, the top-of-the-line Limited model is the choice, and it is an extra-cost item. All models come with automatic air-conditioning this year. The driving position is bus-like in the Trooper because the steering wheel is more horizontal than in most vehicles.

Exterior
Trooper is conventional with its four side doors and upright styling but has a unique arrangement at the rear. Vertical cargo doors split 70/30 — like a refrigerator/freezer combination — and open to the sides. The spare tire attaches to the outside of the larger door.

At 188 inches front to rear, Trooper is a foot shorter than the new Chevrolet Tahoe, but at 72.2 inches nearly as tall. A minor facelift brings a new grille, tail lamps, wheel designs and two-tone color schemes.

Under the Hood
The 3.5-liter V-6 produces 215 horsepower and comes with manual or automatic transmissions. With manual shift, 4 x 4s have a part-time 4WD system for use on slippery surfaces. With the automatic, 4WD can be engaged on dry pavement.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

3.6

Good design, solid chassis

It's been wrecked twice, repaired twice. Compared to others it's a good design. Full boxed frame, posi traction rear diff, enuff room for a 6' person to get through the door.

4.6

Most reliable vehicle I have ever owned!

I have owned over 10 used cars over my lifetime and the Isuzu Trooper has outperformed all of them. Parts are easy to obtain and since they are no longer sold in the US since 2002 , the value of troopers increase as long as you maintain them. I have learned to do most repairs and maintenance through the internet on Isuzu blogs and Youtube.

4.7

2nd car - excellent mountain driving & offroad

I bought this 2000 trooper for 3K for outdoor and recreation - driving in the mountains, light offroad and hunting/fishing. I like the performance, comfort, ease of push button tranny / 4x4 settings, manual high and low range, large cargo area, high ground clearance, and excellent window visibility. Replaced tranny at 133K. Typical older 3.5L engine Isuzu Trooper oil use - 2001 and newer fixed the problem.

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/120,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles