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Pros: on star service. and satilite system.
Cons: The way the seat belt is mounted to the driver seat and not the side
Advice: If you can afford the gas, this is an excellent SUV for the money.This vehicle ride is very smooth, even on ruff roads. and the room inside when all the seats are down can haul like a pick up. gas milage is not very good and can use improvment. But the extra that are available like satilite on star system /traction control / driver information center/ seat position recall and much more was a lot for your money and a big selling point for me.
Pros: Easy access to switch to AW
Cons: A bit sluggish transmission
Advice: Go to an Isuzu dealer and not a twinI have about 4,000 miles on the Ascender LS and find it to be a delightful ride. Having just gotten past the blizzard of 2003 in Colorado it is also an excellent vehicle in the snow, deep snow. The I6 engine is powerful and smooth. The transmission could be better but it is adequate. The in dash 6-CD player is wonderful and the overall sound system quite nice. The interior is pleasant and very roomy! The warranty is very nice and much better than it's twins. I also saved quite a bit more by going to Isuzu rather than one of the twins. All in all, a great vehicle!