Image: Isuzu via Old Car Manual Project

“How underrated is the Isuzu Trooper?” is a question I wake up in the middle of the night asking myself, usually in a thick sweat. These little boxy SUVs are so handsome, their interiors are basically perfect, they’ve got their spare tire in the right location, they offer amazing visibility and off-road capability, and they’re also dirt cheap. What’s not to love?

In case you’re curious, this Dutch ad reads (translated via Google Translate):

Even more power due to new engines. Dynamic, robust and reliable. A powerhouse, now even stronger in the new power versions.


There’s one for sale on Craigslist for only $1,499. Someone who is not me needs to buy it

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Writer, Jalopnik. 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, 1985 Jeep J10, 1948 Willys CJ-2A, 1995 Jeep Cherokee, 1992 Jeep Cherokee auto, 1991 Jeep Cherokee 5spd, 1976 Jeep DJ-5D, totaled 2003 Kia Rio