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Is the 2000-2002 Trooper a good vehicle?

03-07-2008, 08:55 PM
My wife and I are looking into buying a Trooper. She likes the styling and size. Do these troopers have and issues I should know about before buying. What things should I look for during the test drive and inspection?

I understand Izusu is a great brand, but we got burned last time assuming Honda was perfect. We bought a 02 Honda Odyssey, after doing a little reasearch after the purchase we found out about numerous problems that the van has. A short while later we started having the same issues.

Trooper........Great buy or stay away?

03-12-2008, 09:14 AM
The only issue to look out for is excessive oil useage, to the point of people running them out of oil. Excessive is +1 qt per 1k.

Other then that the only other thing is cleaning up the EGR and EGR tube once a year.

MPG is typically 15-19.

03-17-2008, 10:02 AM
I have a 2000 Trooper and love it.
Oil consumption is about 1 qt in 3000 miles.
One problem, a head cracked at 37000 miles for no reason. I found out later that cracked heads is a known issue with the engine.

03-20-2008, 12:32 PM
I love my '99, it gets awful gas mileage (13-15) but then again it's as aerodynamic as a brick with a roofrack.

oil consumption is minimal as long as I seafoam and flush the engine every few changes and stick to synthetics.

It carries tons of stuff and with the LSD rear, does nicely off road.

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