After some success deployment General Motors with small Faster pickups marked as Chevrolet LUVs in North America (plus some Chevette-related twins labeled “Buick/Opel by Isuzu” which confused everyone) isozu started selling vehicles under its own name here in the early 1980s. At first we just got I-Mark small car and P’up pickups. then the Trooper SUV appeared in 1984 and Isuzu joined the suburban commuter truck Game on a grand scale. For the 1989 model year, the little one friend three-door convertible SUV landed on our shores. Here’s one of those early trucks found in Still-wheel Condition in a self-service yard in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Once Isuzu made and gave a version with five doors and a fixed roof rodeo In the process, the Amigo became more of an afterthought in the North American Isuzu world. Amigo sales ceased here after 1995 and then resumed for 1998-2000 (after that the three-door the sport of rodeo before he disappeared in 2003).
Starting in 1996, Isuzu replaced its Amigo platform-related pickup with a rebadged one Chevrolet S-10 known as the homo. That meant Spanish-speaking Isuzu buyers might be bothered by the prospect of buying one friend or a man. The Isuzu company itself was named after her a river in Mie Prefecture.
the Suzuki samurai started the “cute-ute” craze for the 1986 model year the Suzuki sidekick/geo tracker appeared in 1989. Around the same time irritating pastel colors and ornate graphics became trendy. This – and other unfortunate fashions of the 1980s – lasted well into the 1990s (One’s “irritating” and “unfortunate” is another’s “lovely” – Ed).
That odometer tip To be right! I suspect a defective speedo cable.
The engine is a 2.6-liter inline four with 119 hp.
The only gearbox in the Amigo for the first couple of years was a five-speed manual that comes with this truck. This three-pedal setup kept the Amigo’s appeal limited to the small band of American drivers willing to flick a clutch. The optional automatic became available in 1992. You could get the Amigo with all-wheel drive, but this is the cheaper rear-wheel drive version.
This interior looks so beautiful that maybe this amigo really did to be scrapped with 57,000+ on the odometer. California BAR vehicle inspection Smog check history (by plugging in the VIN) I see it last needed a smog check in 2010 – and passed. Maybe around the age of 18 something broke and it sat in a garage until its last owner finally gave it up.
Which is a shame because that little truck would have been a hit at Radwood.
This commercial is for the second generation Amigo, but due to the homage it pays to him, it’s a must-see the old slinky ads.
Because pretty much every Isuzu (and daewoo and Suzukifor that matter) was sold under other names elsewhere in the spread GM Empire of the 1990s, here a commercial for the German market Opel Frontera.