The Truth About Cars » Isuzu http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:00:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Isuzu http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 2002 Isuzu Axiom http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-2002-isuzu-axiom/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-2002-isuzu-axiom/#comments Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1238201 Remember the Isuzu Axiom? Of course you don’t, because this Rodeo-based SUV was sold (in tiny quantities) for just the 2002-2004 model years and was then replaced with the Chevy Trailblazer-clone Isuzu Ascender. Oddball, 21st-century marketplace flops are interesting to me, for whatever reason, so we’ll follow up the Kia Rondo Junkyard Find with this Denver […]

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Remember the Isuzu Axiom? Of course you don’t, because this Rodeo-based SUV was sold (in tiny quantities) for just the 2002-2004 model years and was then replaced with the Chevy Trailblazer-clone Isuzu Ascender. Oddball, 21st-century marketplace flops are interesting to me, for whatever reason, so we’ll follow up the Kia Rondo Junkyard Find with this Denver […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 1991 Isuzu Impulse RS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/crapwagon-outtake-1991-isuzu-impulse-rs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/crapwagon-outtake-1991-isuzu-impulse-rs/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 14:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1237025 I suppose that I could be considered a “professional” car shopper. I mean, I am paid to spend my time checking out cars for sale across the web and report back what I find. It’s not my full-time gig (yet), but I guess it keeps me off the streets. Over the years, my friends and […]

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I suppose that I could be considered a “professional” car shopper. I mean, I am paid to spend my time checking out cars for sale across the web and report back what I find. It’s not my full-time gig (yet), but I guess it keeps me off the streets. Over the years, my friends and […]

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A Selective History Of Minitrucks, Part Two: The Empire Strikes Back, Then Gives Up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/selective-history-minitrucks-part-two-empire-strikes-back-gives/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/selective-history-minitrucks-part-two-empire-strikes-back-gives/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1230073 In Part One of this minitruckin’ history, we covered how the Big 3 provided their dealers with “captive import” minitrucks from Mazda, Isuzu, and Mitsubishi during the Seventies. By 1975 or thereabouts, both GM and Ford were convinced that the small-pickup market was not a fad and began digging their own products out of the […]

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In Part One of this minitruckin’ history, we covered how the Big 3 provided their dealers with “captive import” minitrucks from Mazda, Isuzu, and Mitsubishi during the Seventies. By 1975 or thereabouts, both GM and Ford were convinced that the small-pickup market was not a fad and began digging their own products out of the […]

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A Selective History of Captive Minitrucks, Part One: When America Couldn’t Compete http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/selective-history-captive-minitrucks-part-one-america-couldnt-compete/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/selective-history-captive-minitrucks-part-one-america-couldnt-compete/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1227377 I was having a conversation with a female friend a few weeks ago and she admitted to having “fooled around” in no fewer than four different brands of minitrucks during the Nineties and Oughties. I suppose in her case that would be the Noughties — but that’s besides the point. I should also mention that […]

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I was having a conversation with a female friend a few weeks ago and she admitted to having “fooled around” in no fewer than four different brands of minitrucks during the Nineties and Oughties. I suppose in her case that would be the Noughties — but that’s besides the point. I should also mention that […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/crapwagon-outtake-1999-isuzu-vehicross/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/crapwagon-outtake-1999-isuzu-vehicross/#comments Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1208513 Most mainstream consumers don’t recall much about Isuzu. If asked, they’ll either remember their friends’ droptop Amigo back in college, or if they are of a certain age, they’ll know Joe Isuzu and his outlandish claims. Some enthusiasts might know Isuzu as the partner in numerous joint ventures with GM, Honda and Subaru, among others. […]

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Most mainstream consumers don’t recall much about Isuzu. If asked, they’ll either remember their friends’ droptop Amigo back in college, or if they are of a certain age, they’ll know Joe Isuzu and his outlandish claims. Some enthusiasts might know Isuzu as the partner in numerous joint ventures with GM, Honda and Subaru, among others. […]

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TTAC Forum Crapwagon ReCrap: Scouting for Interesting Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ttac-forum-crapwagon-recrap-scouting-interesting-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ttac-forum-crapwagon-recrap-scouting-interesting-cars/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1154873 Last week, we began our occasional look back at the interesting cars I’ve been posting daily in our Classic and Collector Car forum. Maybe these cars aren’t quite worthy of the full Crapwagon treatment, so we call this the Forum ReCrap. (To the 2 percent of our readers that are female, please recall that nearly […]

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Last week, we began our occasional look back at the interesting cars I’ve been posting daily in our Classic and Collector Car forum. Maybe these cars aren’t quite worthy of the full Crapwagon treatment, so we call this the Forum ReCrap. (To the 2 percent of our readers that are female, please recall that nearly […]

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QOTD: What Brand/Model Existed Before Its Time? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/qotd-what-brandmodel-existed-before-its-time/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/qotd-what-brandmodel-existed-before-its-time/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1128761 Way at the bottom of the comments on yesterday’s Hyundai Santa Cruz article was a reference to a vehicle that I think, if it was built today, would probably sell better today than it ever did when it was new. The Isuzu VehiCROSS, for all its faults, is (almost) exactly what people are craving today in a […]

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Way at the bottom of the comments on yesterday’s Hyundai Santa Cruz article was a reference to a vehicle that I think, if it was built today, would probably sell better today than it ever did when it was new. The Isuzu VehiCROSS, for all its faults, is (almost) exactly what people are craving today in a […]

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Confirmed: Isuzu N-Series Will Be Sold by Chevrolet in U.S. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/confirmed-isuzu-n-series-will-be-sold-by-chevrolet-in-u-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/confirmed-isuzu-n-series-will-be-sold-by-chevrolet-in-u-s/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:18:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1092825 As previously rumored, General Motors and Isuzu confirmed today they’ve “reached an agreement on a U.S. commercial vehicle collaboration” that sees low cab forward trucks making their way to our shores with bowties. Six new models will be available in the U.S. – Chevrolet 3500, 3500HD, 4500, 4500HD, 5500 and 5500 HD – all based on […]

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As previously rumored, General Motors and Isuzu confirmed today they’ve “reached an agreement on a U.S. commercial vehicle collaboration” that sees low cab forward trucks making their way to our shores with bowties. Six new models will be available in the U.S. – Chevrolet 3500, 3500HD, 4500, 4500HD, 5500 and 5500 HD – all based on […]

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General Motors Returning To Medium-Duty Truck Market Via Isuzu http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/general-motors-returning-to-medium-duty-truck-market-via-isuzu/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/general-motors-returning-to-medium-duty-truck-market-via-isuzu/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1092625 General Motors exited the medium-duty commercial truck market when it left bankruptcy in 2009. Now, the automaker plans to return with the help of Isuzu. Unlike the Kodiak of past, GM plans to slap the Chevrolet bow tie on the nose of Isuzu’s medium-duty range, Reuters reports. Few details on the plan are known as […]

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General Motors exited the medium-duty commercial truck market when it left bankruptcy in 2009. Now, the automaker plans to return with the help of Isuzu. Unlike the Kodiak of past, GM plans to slap the Chevrolet bow tie on the nose of Isuzu’s medium-duty range, Reuters reports. Few details on the plan are known as […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Chevrolet Spectrum http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/junkyard-find-1986-chevrolet-spectrum/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/junkyard-find-1986-chevrolet-spectrum/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1042738 Even as GM was selling Suzuki Cultuses badged as Chevrolets and Daewoo LeManses badged as Pontiacs, your friendly Chevy showroom offered Isuzu Geminis with Chevrolet badges (a decade later, you could get an Opel Omega with Cadillac badges, but that’s another story). A few years back, we saw this 1989 Spectrum, which came with both […]

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Even as GM was selling Suzuki Cultuses badged as Chevrolets and Daewoo LeManses badged as Pontiacs, your friendly Chevy showroom offered Isuzu Geminis with Chevrolet badges (a decade later, you could get an Opel Omega with Cadillac badges, but that’s another story). A few years back, we saw this 1989 Spectrum, which came with both […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: Spare Parts Plz http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/crapwagon-outtake-spare-parts-plz/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/crapwagon-outtake-spare-parts-plz/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:56:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=988874   Paging Jim Yu. Jim Yu to the courtesy telephone. You now have a second chance at the Isuzu Impulse. The folks at Bring A Trailer have found this mint Isuzu Impulse Turbo. The angular coupe is in excellent condition, but I can’t help but think that getting spare parts must be an absolute nightmare.

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  Paging Jim Yu. Jim Yu to the courtesy telephone. You now have a second chance at the Isuzu Impulse. The folks at Bring A Trailer have found this mint Isuzu Impulse Turbo. The angular coupe is in excellent condition, but I can’t help but think that getting spare parts must be an absolute nightmare.

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Chevrolet LUV Mikado http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/junkyard-find-1979-chevrolet-luv-mikado/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/junkyard-find-1979-chevrolet-luv-mikado/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=940441 Once Toyota Stouts and Datsun 520s began selling in sufficient numbers (in spite of the Chicken Tax) to attract Detroit’s attention, the idea of selling small pickups— without actually tooling up to build them— seemed appealing to the Big Three. Chrysler had the Mitsubishi-built Plymouth Arrow pickup, Ford had the Mazda-built Courier, and GM had […]

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Once Toyota Stouts and Datsun 520s began selling in sufficient numbers (in spite of the Chicken Tax) to attract Detroit’s attention, the idea of selling small pickups— without actually tooling up to build them— seemed appealing to the Big Three. Chrysler had the Mitsubishi-built Plymouth Arrow pickup, Ford had the Mazda-built Courier, and GM had […]

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Junkyard Find: 1994 Isuzu Amigo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1994-isuzu-amigo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1994-isuzu-amigo/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=937594 Remember the Isuzu Amigo? A descendant of the platform that gave us the Chevy Luv pickup, the Amigo was the cuddly three-door version of the much more popular Isuzu Rodeo. Rodeos are still fairly easy to find here in Colorado, but the Amigo is another story. Here’s a last-year-of sales ’94 I found in a […]

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Remember the Isuzu Amigo? A descendant of the platform that gave us the Chevy Luv pickup, the Amigo was the cuddly three-door version of the much more popular Isuzu Rodeo. Rodeos are still fairly easy to find here in Colorado, but the Amigo is another story. Here’s a last-year-of sales ’94 I found in a […]

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GM, Isuzu Back In LUV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/gm-isuzu-back-in-luv/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/gm-isuzu-back-in-luv/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:40:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=920154 Isuzu and GM agreed to develop a next-generation mid-size pickup for world markets, though Canada and the United States will get their own distinct model under the terms of the agreement. Although GM has held as much of 49 percent of Isuzu’s equity, the tie-up was wound down in 2006. The two companies have a […]

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Isuzu and GM agreed to develop a next-generation mid-size pickup for world markets, though Canada and the United States will get their own distinct model under the terms of the agreement. Although GM has held as much of 49 percent of Isuzu’s equity, the tie-up was wound down in 2006. The two companies have a […]

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Piston Slap: The Last Afghani Trail to Blaze http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/piston-slap-the-last-afghani-trail-to-blaze/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/piston-slap-the-last-afghani-trail-to-blaze/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:26:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=860353 M.D.K. writes: UNCLASSIFIED I am currently at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan where I will often find myself motoring around the Forward Operating Base (FOB) in one of the last generation Chevy Trailblazers. It is the straight six variety and it has undoubtedly led a difficult life. My requirements are few however…pretty much I need something […]

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M.D.K. writes: UNCLASSIFIED I am currently at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan where I will often find myself motoring around the Forward Operating Base (FOB) in one of the last generation Chevy Trailblazers. It is the straight six variety and it has undoubtedly led a difficult life. My requirements are few however…pretty much I need something […]

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Junkyard Find: 1991 Geo Storm GSi http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/junkyard-find-1991-geo-storm-gsi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/junkyard-find-1991-geo-storm-gsi/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=852577 The Storm, a rebadged second-gen Isuzu Impulse sold by GM’s short-lived Geo division, was with us for just the 1990 through 1993 model years and didn’t leave much of an impression. I see the occasional Storm in wrecking yards these days, but it takes a factory-hot-rod GSi version to get me to reach for my […]

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The Storm, a rebadged second-gen Isuzu Impulse sold by GM’s short-lived Geo division, was with us for just the 1990 through 1993 model years and didn’t leave much of an impression. I see the occasional Storm in wrecking yards these days, but it takes a factory-hot-rod GSi version to get me to reach for my […]

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Piston Slap: Weather The Storm, Trooper! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-weather-the-storm-trooper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-weather-the-storm-trooper/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 12:03:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=814746 Alex writes: Hi Sajeev, I have recently come into possession of a 1994 Isuzu Trooper (pictured above). 158k, One owner, with good service history until 100k. After that the (affluent) previous owner basically used it as a Home Depot Hauler for 7+ years so besides oil changes and tires, not much was done. That’s fine […]

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Alex writes: Hi Sajeev, I have recently come into possession of a 1994 Isuzu Trooper (pictured above). 158k, One owner, with good service history until 100k. After that the (affluent) previous owner basically used it as a Home Depot Hauler for 7+ years so besides oil changes and tires, not much was done. That’s fine […]

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Piston Slap: If Only We Knew Ye, Trooper! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/piston-slap-if-only-we-knew-ye-trooper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/piston-slap-if-only-we-knew-ye-trooper/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:58:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=773721 TTAC Commentator Dave M writes: Hey Sajeev! A question for you and B/B. Especially during cold weather my Trooper gets a ’clunk’ shifting from 1-2 (it’s a 4 speed automatic) and then back down. This coincides with a CEL. It doesn’t happen all the time. There are other times (even during cold) where the truck runs […]

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TTAC Commentator Dave M writes: Hey Sajeev! A question for you and B/B. Especially during cold weather my Trooper gets a ’clunk’ shifting from 1-2 (it’s a 4 speed automatic) and then back down. This coincides with a CEL. It doesn’t happen all the time. There are other times (even during cold) where the truck runs […]

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GM, Isuzu Put Another $60 Million Into Moraine, Ohio Diesel Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/gm-isuzu-put-another-60-million-into-moraine-ohio-diesel-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/gm-isuzu-put-another-60-million-into-moraine-ohio-diesel-plant/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=734673 General Motors and Isuzu announced that they will be investing $60 million in their joint venture DMAX Ltd., which makes diesel engines for heavy duty trucks. Reuters reports that thw investment in technologies at the Moraine, Ohio plant will make design changes to meet future emission regulations easier. GM says that 500 jobs will be retained […]

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General Motors and Isuzu announced that they will be investing $60 million in their joint venture DMAX Ltd., which makes diesel engines for heavy duty trucks. Reuters reports that thw investment in technologies at the Moraine, Ohio plant will make design changes to meet future emission regulations easier. GM says that 500 jobs will be retained […]

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Piston Slap: Such a Trooper! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/piston-slap-such-a-trooper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/piston-slap-such-a-trooper/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:21:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=501157 Keith writes: Sajeev, I am facing a problem with little real consequence, just more looking for advice.  We have a third vehicle, one that isn’t really used much and was purchased for $1400 a couple years ago to serve as a backup when/if one of our primary vehicles was out of service (A 2005 Pahtfinder […]

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Keith writes: Sajeev, I am facing a problem with little real consequence, just more looking for advice.  We have a third vehicle, one that isn’t really used much and was purchased for $1400 a couple years ago to serve as a backup when/if one of our primary vehicles was out of service (A 2005 Pahtfinder […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Isuzu I-Mark Hatchback http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/junkyard-find-1986-isuzu-i-mark-hatchback/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/junkyard-find-1986-isuzu-i-mark-hatchback/#comments Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=474845 In the late 1980s, if you didn’t want to buy your Isuzu Gemini as a Geo/Chevrolet Spectrum, you could get it as a genuine Isuzu. I-Marks are (and were) very rare, though we have seen an ’87 in this series), and so this one with gigantic ISUZU badging has some historical interest for the true […]

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In the late 1980s, if you didn’t want to buy your Isuzu Gemini as a Geo/Chevrolet Spectrum, you could get it as a genuine Isuzu. I-Marks are (and were) very rare, though we have seen an ’87 in this series), and so this one with gigantic ISUZU badging has some historical interest for the true […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Isuzu P’up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-1984-isuzu-pup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-1984-isuzu-pup/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469021 All right, we saw one of the rarest examples of Detroito-Japanese badge-engineering of the 1980s in Sunday’s Junkyard Find— a Chrysler/Mitsubishi truck— and today we’re going to look at GM/Isuzu truck that’s a bit less uncommon (but still not something you see every day): a Chevy LUV wearing its original Isuzu badging. Chevrolet stopped selling […]

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All right, we saw one of the rarest examples of Detroito-Japanese badge-engineering of the 1980s in Sunday’s Junkyard Find— a Chrysler/Mitsubishi truck— and today we’re going to look at GM/Isuzu truck that’s a bit less uncommon (but still not something you see every day): a Chevy LUV wearing its original Isuzu badging. Chevrolet stopped selling […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Isuzu I-Mark http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1987-isuzu-i-mark/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1987-isuzu-i-mark/#comments Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461840 North Americans bought the post-Chevette Isuzu Gemini under several marques. There was the Spectrum, sold as a Chevrolet, a Geo, and a confusing Chevrolet/Geo. In Canada, you could get a Gemini badged as a Pontiac Sunburst. And, of course, there was the Isuzu I-Mark, a destined-for-China’s-steel-industry example of which I’ve found in a San Francisco […]

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North Americans bought the post-Chevette Isuzu Gemini under several marques. There was the Spectrum, sold as a Chevrolet, a Geo, and a confusing Chevrolet/Geo. In Canada, you could get a Gemini badged as a Pontiac Sunburst. And, of course, there was the Isuzu I-Mark, a destined-for-China’s-steel-industry example of which I’ve found in a San Francisco […]

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Junkyard Find: 1989 Geo Spectrum http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1989-geo-spectrum/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1989-geo-spectrum/#comments Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460978 The Mitsubishi Sigma I found a couple weeks ago was one rare Junkyard Find, having been sold in the United States for just two model years. Today, though, we’ve got something even more obscure: an Isuzu Gemini badged with both Chevrolet and Geo emblems, available for just one year. The General never seemed quite sure […]

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The Mitsubishi Sigma I found a couple weeks ago was one rare Junkyard Find, having been sold in the United States for just two model years. Today, though, we’ve got something even more obscure: an Isuzu Gemini badged with both Chevrolet and Geo emblems, available for just one year. The General never seemed quite sure […]

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Even Isuzu Wants Out Of Opel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/even-isuzu-wants-out-of-opel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/even-isuzu-wants-out-of-opel/#comments Mon, 06 Aug 2012 17:05:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455640 Opel, the sick man of Europe, just can’t catch a break. Even Isuzu wants out of its current arrangements with the ailing German automaker. Just-Auto and the Nikkei are reporting that Isuzu will halt engine building activities for Opel (including the Meriva, above), and will end a joint-venture with General Motors. It was unclear how Isuzu […]

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Opel, the sick man of Europe, just can’t catch a break. Even Isuzu wants out of its current arrangements with the ailing German automaker. Just-Auto and the Nikkei are reporting that Isuzu will halt engine building activities for Opel (including the Meriva, above), and will end a joint-venture with General Motors. It was unclear how Isuzu […]

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