Hi, this is my first post here.
I just bought my first Isuzu a few days ago, a new 2003 rodeo with the
3.2L engine. Love it so far, but I am in a near panic because I just
ran across a single paragraph on the 'net that says Isuzu will
probably be out of business within 2-5 years!
If this happens, what will my warranty be worth, will I be able to get
parts and service in the future? Did my resale value just collapse in
fits and die?
(p.s. email address is bogus)
Hate to be negative but...
I'm retired now, but had worked for a multinational corporation that I
won't mention here, but all would recognize. Our division was
responsible for field service. The division took on one after another
of dying companies to continue to provide service. It was a real
moneymaker, but in effect, we acted as undertakers for those products
and it wasn't long before it was completely impractical (financially
and timewise) for the consumers to continue maintaining the product.
In short, the customer wound up getting screwed by both the defunct
company and our division who were to continue support. (Just another
way for big business to shear the sheep)
Isuzu Japan is a very healthy company, they make a vast majority of their
income from light and medium duty trucks, like the NLK and ELF, cars and
SUVs area very small part of their business. Isuzu America may fold, since
AFAIK it just sells USVs pickups and small cars, with very little sales in
light trucks, but as long as Isuzu Jpan is there, you'll get parts for the
On 23 Jan 2004 10:55:05 -0800, email@example.com (rodeo_driver)
That was the only thing I didn't care for with regard to our Isuzu
Trooper....the resale value was absolutely horrible.
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So just don't sell it 'cause it'll last forever and then some!
BTW, anyone got a link/address for leather seats for the Trooper?
EU preferred, but availability may be poor so any sources are welcome.
Thank you all for your answers. I feel so much better now. When you
spend 20 grand on a vehicle, peace of mind is priceless!
The so-so resale on the Isuzus doesn't bother me hardly a bit, as we
buy new and keep 'till the wheels fall off.
Surprised their vehicles aren't more popular, we were impressed with
the quality, styling and especially the value of our Rodeo.
Can I ask one more question: If I buy the fog-light kit from the
dealer, is the truck already pre-wired to hook them up real easy?
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