An Isuzu 117 Coupe is something I’d happily buy off Goo-Net. In fact, I think about it a lot. Perhaps too much.
Welcome to Paper Jam, the feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
The Isuzu Gemini (we had them here as the I-Mark, and it was also sold as a Chevy, Holden, Geo, and Pontiac all over the world) was a decent, if fairly anonymous little car of the 1980s. But, apparently, in the right drivers’ hands, flocks of them become something beautiful.
“Diesel Chevy truck” sounds as American as John Wayne watching Jackass on a phone while he’s eating a hot dog and picking a fight at a baseball game. But even though the four-cylinder Duramax rumbling in the new Colorado and GMC Canyon has been around since 2011, it wasn’t actually fit for the U.S.A. until now.
As a lifelong devotee of the concept of sitting on your engine, I was delighted to hear the news that Chevy is getting back into the “low cab-forward truck” business. I was a little less delighted to find that instead of some exciting new cabovers to scrutinize, they’re just slapping some bowties on Isuzus. Oh well.
When it comes time for an automaker to take photos of their new car to distribute to the media and to stuff in brochures, they normally pick a location like, I don't know, an Italian villa or a country road or a racetrack. Other times, they choose outer space.
The Isuzu VehiCROSS was built and sold in China by Qingling as the Tiejingang. This translates to 'Iron King,' as CarNewsChina reports. Awesome.
I decided to go in a slightly different route this time as the car in question today is neither a 1-year only special edition nor is it a limited production unicorn. In fact, the Geo Storm can be found relatively easy by CTTF standards. The GSi is by no means common, but with production numbers in the thousands it is…
Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely!
"ISUZU ASCENDER ANGRY! ISUZU ASCENDER HATE BUILDINGS! ISUZU ASCENDER SMASH!"
Names are hard. I haven’t had many pets in my life so far, but the three goldfish I’ve named in my life were named after I gave almost zero thought. I think one was named Bob.
Welcome to Future Classics, a new, semi-regular feature where we identify amazing and unappreciated cars from the late 90s, 2000s, and today that could be highly coveted by future generations. You may want to pick one of these up while you still can!
Welcome to Forgotten Cars, where we highlight fascinating cars and engines that are obscure, unrecognized and lost to the passage of time.
Ever get a song stuck in your head? How about just a fragment of one? One song has stuck with me since the 1990s. For reasons I can't even begin to explain, every now and then this pops into my head: Amigo, Amigo, for sun and love and joy/ Amigo, Amigo, it's fun for a girl and a boy…
Perhaps the only thing stranger than dropping a small block Chevy in an relatively unloved mini-SUV is the fact that more than one person has done it.
As I've mentioned before, I have an Isuzu pickup I'm pretty fond of, and part of why has to do with Isuzu's understanding of what a driver really needs.
He was hardly a boy but Joe Isuzu, the star of this cautionary vintage advertisement, loved fooling the townspeople by "crying wolf" about his Isuzu Trooper being stuck in the mud or not having the capacity to carry a load of logs.
They didn't know exactly what to call it or precisely how to market it, but this vintage advertisement suggests Isuzu had at least one specific purpose in mind for the Trooper—escaping the equally confused local police.
If you've never heard of an Isuzu Bellel, don't worry you're in good company. Although these little Isuzus were the first diesel car in Japan and sport one of the coolest set of taillights we've ever laid eyes on, they were never officially imported to the US. Accordingly not many people have ever seen or heard of the…
We don't claim to be zombie apocalypse experts, but we do know if it happens prop guns and an old Isuzu probably isn't going to be a very helpful combination. That certainly isn't what the seller of this 1994 Amigo would have you believe. It's currently listed on Ebay as a vehicle that will "have you ready for the…