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Pros: the engine runs strong...so far
Cons: the drop in quality of the izuzu product
Advice: stay away....stay far awayAfter about 6 months the front end began to rattle.Now after 1yr and 9 months it sounds like the front axles or some part of the suspention is going to fall out,and the front tires have began to bounce like two huge rabbits under my fenders anytime i go over a sharp bump.The transmission has developed a whinny sound you can hear in the last row of this 7 passenger disaster.(you know the sound,like a childs electric car that they ride in?)Well it's been 3 trips to the dealers repair shop #4 this monday. Too bad Izuzu sold it's sense quality breaking into the upper end suv's. I have owned izuzu before ..never again.
Pros: Compass & temp. in rearview mirror, smooth ride, heated seats, memory settings.
Cons: There are no controls on the steering wheel and the seats are a little hard.
Advice: Shop around, there's no better suv out there with all these options for this price.This SUV drives like a dream. The 6cylinder inline engine has great pickup and gets good gas mileage. The interior has faux wood, leather, compass, outside temp reading, automatic power locks, power mirrors & windows, sunroof, voice recorder, built-in garage door opener, sunglass holder, dual air controls, 6 cd player with 6 speakers, onstar, traction control, rear air conditioning, cruise control. There are too many more to name in this small space! The outside looks great too! Comes with 7 year powertrain ltd warranty. This is the best vehicle I've ever owned!! Great deal for the price!!!!
Advice: get itjust bought one after driving the pathfinder , 4 runner, montero, sequoia, and explorer. the ascender kicked their buts in horse power for the 6cyl. size is perfect and it was the only one with a usable 3rd row seat. got the LS package. comes standard with wood grain dash. love the power and luxury for the same or less money than the others