BFG ATsOnly ever used goodrich mud tyres and while excellent off road, needed ear defenders on road. report back if you find a better, cheaper alternative
The excellent,reliable 3.0 TDi trooper engine that overnight destroyed Isuzu's reputation for building decent 4x4s?Mitsubishi L200?
Isuzu Trooper - old but reliable and cheap. 3.0 TD is an excellent engine.
The excellent,reliable 3.0 TDi trooper engine that overnight destroyed Isuzu's reputation for building decent 4x4s?
That had six recalls in the first two years to try to correct exploding engines - so bad that Isuzu looked at recalling and scrapping the lot to stem the gigantic warranty repair bill?
That has clever design features like running the brake lights and the ECU on the same fuse so if you blow a bulb the engine dies?
I've had two, but I know how to nurse them along, and I have access to a mechanic who really knows them and (extemely important) has an Isuzu Tech2 scanner to read the fault codes.
For the OP - if you're daft enough to take advice from internet experts - deploy your barge-pole on the 3.0 but the previous 3.1 Trooper was bullet-proof. Unfortunately, they're at least 20 years old now so good ones are harder to find.
People are putting 3.1 engines in 3.0 chassis and using them for serious off-roading and if you can find a sound 3.1 or 3.0/3.1 conversion, you'll get an excellent off-road vehicle with a massive boot capacity and a 3.5 tonne towing weight for not a lot of dosh.. There's an activre Isuzu Trooper owners group and a Trooper mart on facebook that are worth a look.