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Isuzu Ratings

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    2003 Isuzu Axiom - S 4x4

    Pros: LOTS OF EXTRAS INCLUDED WITH BASE PRICE

    Cons: A LITTLE BOUNCY IN REGULAR DRIVE MODE

    Advice: OVERALL, VERY SATISFIED. BETTER THAN MAZDA TRIBUTE AND FORD ESCAPE

    V-6 ENGINE IS VERY RESPONSIVE. IT RAN MUCH SMOOTHER IN SPORT MODE THAN IN REGULAR MODE. CONTROL PANEL IS VERY EASY TO READ AND HAS A LOT OF BELLS AND WHISTLES. THIS TRUCK MAY BE UNCOMFORTABLE FOR A DRIVER OVER 6 FEET TALL.

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    2003 Isuzu Axiom - XS 4x4

    Pros: Torque on demend

    Cons: handling

    Advice: shop around little more

    The car handles realy bad. In regular mode, this car acts like a boat floating on the water. Specially bad on corners. Over the bumps this car imposible to control, it jumps off road, seems like. The only way get a half decent ride is to engage the sport mode at all times. And then it seems like driving real truck.

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    2003 Isuzu Axiom - XS 4x4

    Pros: Torque on Demand

    Cons: The placement of the CD changer

    Advice: If you are shopping for a SUV of any make take a GOOD look at the Axiom

    I was very surprised with the handling and ride. This SUV rides like a car and handles every bump in the road. When driving on the curviest of roads it takes the curves and I do not feel any of the SUV roll. The low step in high is wonderful, my wife and kids have no trouble getting in and out.

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    2002 Isuzu Axiom - XS 4x4

    Pros: External and Internal Appearance

    Cons: The suspension with passengers or cargo

    Advice: Think this one through.

    Be sure to test drive this vhicle in driving conditions similar to your normal pattern. Any extra weight in the rear, such as passengers will give you a less tha acceptable ride. There are two suspension modes, 'spot' and 'normal'. Sport is very Rigid. Normal is very 'Bouncy'

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    2002 Isuzu Axiom - XS 4x2

    Pros: Slick Looks

    Cons: Car Sickness inducing comfort mode

    Advice: Definitely don't pay sticker price- look for an '02

    I found a brand new 2002 Axiom for 20K after rebates. XS model minus the moonroof (?). After some haggling and the trade-in of my $700 car I picked it up for 18K. I love this thing. Best looking truck out there. Quick and fun to drive. Tons of other nice features and great warranty make this the best value I've seen. Only thing I don't like is the Comfort Mode is too bouncy and actually made me car sick. Luckily the Sport Mode is just fine. Also, count how many Grand Cherokees and Explorers you see on the next trip you take. It is nice to have something a little different.

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    2003 Isuzu Ascender - 4x4

    Pros: Easy access to switch to AW

    Cons: A bit sluggish transmission

    Advice: Go to an Isuzu dealer and not a twin

    I 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!

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    2002 Isuzu Axiom - XS 4x2

    Pros: Styling, interior, warranty

    Cons: Front leg room

    Advice: Buy it

    Excellent drive, awg. 19.7 mpg. Very quiet, powerfull engine and smooth transmission.