Low Mile Off Roader: 1995 Isuzu Trooper – SOLD!

Jul 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

July 19, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this Isuzu “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

It wasn’t that long ago that Isuzu Troopers were among the cheaper adventure rigs you could buy, but then collectors realized there are very few decent ones left. The ones with the highest values tend to be the first generation models, but the second generation trucks are catching up. This 1995 Isuzu Trooper was listed recently here on Craigslist in Orlando, Florida with under 100,000 miles and some desirable modifications for $6,000.  Comparing this price against the NADA Price Guide doesn’t tell us much, as the valuations haven’t caught up with recent sales – but according to NADA, the “High Retail” price is $3,450.  If you are serious about buying this clean, adventure-ready Trooper, you can start the conversation by either calling or texting Mike at (352) 483-9081.  When you do, please remember to mention you saw his Trooper featured here on GuysWithRides.com.

The first iteration of the Trooper became an instant darling of the suburban family set, along with folks who liked the outdoors but didn’t want to own a Jeep product. Despite Isuzu’s departure from the U.S. market, the company really was way ahead of the curve in terms of offering a four-door sports utility vehicle that could swallow all the gear in the world while still taking its rugged body-on-frame construction anywhere the sun didn’t shine. The second-generation model, like every other younger sibling, put on some weight and added comfort features where there previously were none but was still a robust off-roader that could handle commuting duties without issue. The newer Trooper did have a fairly large quality control issue, which was that of the GM-designed automatic transmission, otherwise known as the 4L-30E.

The seller’s truck does have the less desirable slushbox, but the fact that it’s still running and driving would indicate it’s either been exceedingly well maintained or previously rebuilt or replaced. Either scenario is good news for the next owner, and if it hasn’t been addressed, an area of potential concern if any slippage is noted. The Trooper has several desirable and time-tested modifications made, including an ARB brush guard and roof rack; Old Man Emu lift kit; Superwinch manual locking hubs; and larger 33-inch tires. More significant is that the seller has receipts for all of the maintenance work conducted while in his care, a rarity among the third- or fourth-owners of trucks like these. The Trooper is a cheap entry into the off-road world and will help you access that remote campsite the owner of the latest crossover vehicle with big tires has no chance of reaching. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Up for sale is a 1995 Isuzu Trooper 4×4 in great condition. Automatic transmission, 3.2L engine.

The Good:
-98,xxx Miles
-Aftermarket Old Man Emu lift
-33inch Nitto Tires
-ARB Winch-ready Bumper
-ARB Roof Rack
-Superwinch manual locking hubs
-Receipts of most of the maintenance work

The bad:
-ABS Light goes on and off due to Superwinch hubs
-Passenger rear window doesn’t go down
-Has a slow power steering leak

Contact me with any questions, picture requests, etc.
I am able to deliver in the Southeast for a fee..

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