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3 out of 5 stars

For The Trooper is good off-road, well built and great value for money

Against The cabin looks cheap, the ride is unsettled on-road, and SWB cars are cramped

Verdict The value is appealing, but you can spend your money better

Go for… 3.0 DT Duty LWB 5dr

Avoid… 3.5 Insignia auto LWB 5dr

Isuzu Trooper 4x4
  • 1. As the Trooper is best as an off-road workhorse, the ideal engine is the 3.0-litre diesel, with its stronger low-down pull
  • 2. Problems with the gearbox are not uncommon and the steering can wear rapidly if the car is used for towing
  • 3. The Trooper is one of the very best 4x4s off-road
  • 4. Failed fuel injectors can be costly to fix
  • 5. The boot is good, but the split rear door (which doesn't open the full width) is maddening
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