bought it new in 2008
September 27, 2013
I bought my isuzu i-290 brand new with 20 miles on it in tempe arizona in march of 2008. I am writing this review in september of 2013. The truck currently has 86,000 miles on it. I have put this truck through extreme temperatures both Hot and Cold. When I lived in Phoenix and Las Vegas for a year with this truck the temperatures got over 120 degree's sometimes. I then spent a winter in southwestern wyoming where the temperatures would get to -40 below at times. I popped the radiator on one of the -40 days but it was my fault because i didn't give the truck time to warm up. I have never had any mechanical failures on this truck other than the radiator at 10k miles in -40 below temperatures. This truck has been in Colorado for the rest of its life and i take it on road trips to phoenix without giving it a second thought. One huge bonus with the reliability factor is the 2.9l engine uses a timing chain, not a timing belt.
I bought this truck primarily for work and light duty applications.