1989 Isuzu Trooper

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You never told us, how did you run across this? Did you know them, or were you searching ?
Yeah last summer a coworker of mine drove it to our maintenance hangar after he bought it and I told him I wanted it.

So now I have it.

I've been searching for something simple for a while and this fits the bill. It's so much fun to drive. 80's cars are the best.
 
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Didn't you used to have a late model VW CUV? Seems a step back--not judging, just marveling. Not that I can say much, at one time I had an '04 VW Jetta GLS and now I have an ancient Camry. But I have to wonder, do you miss any perks? My VW, if I left a door open, it would turn off the interior lights after half hour or whatever--this Camry will just kill the battery (I think). Not only that, but close the door, and the light immediately goes out--no pause, no slow dim feature. The things we get used to...

Looks cool. I had an '86 Pup eons ago. Not nearly as cool!
 

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Didn't you used to have a late model VW CUV? Seems a step back--not judging, just marveling. Not that I can say much, at one time I had an '04 VW Jetta GLS and now I have an ancient Camry. But I have to wonder, do you miss any perks? My VW, if I left a door open, it would turn off the interior lights after half hour or whatever--this Camry will just kill the battery (I think). Not only that, but close the door, and the light immediately goes out--no pause, no slow dim feature. The things we get used to...

Looks cool. I had an '86 Pup eons ago. Not nearly as cool!
The Touareg is an SUV...

And I still have it.

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Cool beans. I rather like my old Camry too. Daughter seems to also, and we've both driven our late model Camry with various LCD's.
 
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I'm sorta, kinda on the hunt for something that is simpler than the new stuff too...I've been getting the "Why are you looking at that?" from friends too but I tell them the stuff I'm looking at is easily $10-15K less than even the much used stuff I've looked at over the last two years...

Will prices come down on used stuff???...I have seen some prices come down a little on used stuff but I think we are still at least a couple of years before prices get anywhere near what was normal before the pandemic...if they ever do.

Cool Trooper...enjoy that old workhorse...she looks great

Bill
 
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Isuzu was weird back then - Japanese built but they also hit up GM’s parts bin thanks to that corporate affiliation. I think the V6 option was the same 2.8L used in the S-10 or Chevy Celebrity/Corsica/Beretta of that time .....
A co-worker had one of those, although I think it was a 3.1. It was TBI..... A lot like the ones in the GM "dustbuster" minivans.
 
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I actually saw a 1st gen Trooper the other day ago - but it was nowhere as nice as yours.

Isuzu was weird back then - Japanese built but they also hit up GM’s parts bin thanks to that corporate affiliation. I think the V6 option was the same 2.8L used in the S-10 or Chevy Celebrity/Corsica/Beretta of that time before their in-house 3.2L V6?
I think mostly they used Isuzu engines (2.6, 3.2, and 3.5) but a lot had GM automatic transmissions like the 4L-30E
 
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