Crapwagon Outtake: Spare Parts Plz

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
crapwagon outtake spare parts plz

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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  • Russycle Russycle on Jan 27, 2015

    Always like the Impulse, this would be hard to say no to. Let's see, so far we have this, the Adam, and the Mini Minor. Is Tuesday hatchback day at TTAC? I approve.

  • APaGttH APaGttH on Jan 27, 2015

    The had a great marketing line back in the day Isuzu Impulse Step on it and it will scream

  • Sts_seville_hunter Sts_seville_hunter on Jan 27, 2015

    Buddy has a 91 impulse rs very cool car but parts impossible to find for it.

  • Sixray Sixray on Jan 28, 2015

    My friend in college had one of these back in 2010-11. I think he recently sold it, but he had the thing for years before I met him. I always found it to be an intriguing if not charmingly retro-futuristic car from the "Battlestar Galactica" era. He called the "Batmobile", given it's odd alien shape and fading black paint. It was in pretty good shape overall with no rust, one of the benefits of living in the PNW. One thing he did have to say about it whenever someone asked was that he has never seen another one and that the only thing he knew was that it had "handling by Lotus". It's fortunate that it was a pretty reliable car, I don't think he realized how overwhelmingly rare of a vehicle it was at the time. Neither did I to be honest, for I was not a member of the blogosphere of internet carluminati at that point. Little did I realize that the guy I played D&D with owned the holy grail of oddball Japanese cars. If only he knew about the nerd boners that machine must have incited among avid followers of "Curbside Classic". I should track him down and see if they will let him do a "Cars of a Lifetime" on it over on CC, I'd be curious to ask him about his ownership experience with it.

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