Junkyard Find: 1999 Acura SLX
Corey Lewis on Nov 07, 2018
I am a fan of the SLX. I like that it's pretending, and I like the Trooper upon which it's based. You really don't find them that often in either case, and when someone has a clean Trooper for sale, they ask too much money for it. The utility of the shape and the styling appeals to me. I think it's really aged very well, and I like the simplicity of the interior. Some research showed me that the top trim Trooper Limited was actually priced above the SLX - though perhaps this was some internet inaccuracy. Bonus points for the enormous sunroof, two-tone paint, special SLX wheels in this case, and very early implementation of an LED CHMSL strip. I think Isuzu had a misstep in not offering it with a third row seat like in pretty much all other markets. That would've added appeal, and put it more on par with things like a loaded Montero, or a Discovery. Alternatively, giving that option only to the SLX would've made it stand out, and surely increased sales. I have seen *one* for sale on eBay with a factory third row seat, and it was a US example. I'm not sure how that happened, but I wish I saved the photos.
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