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1998 Isuzu Amigo

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1998 S 2.2L 4x2
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Price:   -  From $15,032
1998 S 2.2L 4x4 Price:   -  From $17,544
1998 S 3.2L 4x4 Price:   -  From $19,398


Say adios to the Amigo, amigos, because it looks very much as though this industrial strength but friendly little sport/utility is heading for its final siesta. The 1995 model is a carryover from 1994, and Isuzu has no immediate plans to replace it with a successor after this year�s offering. The problem is that the Amigo has never really decided what it really wants to be. An accomplished off-road trail master? An economical boulevard roadster for the youth in all of us? A cross between a miniature truck and a sport coupe? It hasn�t managed to be all of those things because of a few key weaknesses in the package, specifically: an awkward method of initiating the 4-wheel-drive system, high price relative to its main competitor - the Jeep Wrangler - a definite lack of engine power, and the fact that it�s not very useful as a sport/utility vehicle. It has, however, established a reputation for tackling the toughest terrain with relative ease, and it makes a good second car for weekend jaunts in the outback. The problem with this persona, though, is where it places the Amigo in the sport/utility competitive spectrum, which is, as we mentioned, squarely against the Jeep Wrangler. Let�s elaborate on that just a little bit. Although the basic engines of the Wrangler and the Amigo are about the same in terms of power ratings, the Wrangler offers the option of a much more powerful 6-cylinder. The Amigo�s base engine is also its only engine. Also, the Wrangler, though far from roomy, is bigger than the Amigo and it�s also a little more capable when it comes to playing dirty. That�s a pretty tough act to top. If you aren�t looking for fun in your driving, you should forget about this category of vehicle entirely. These miniature sport/utilities are lightweight two-door jobs, most with removable soft tops of some sort, and most with the same overall size that helps slice through city traffic but hinders interior passenger room and valuable luggage space.

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.2L I-4 / 130 HP / 144 ft.lbs.
5-spd man w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 24 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.2L I-4 / 130 HP / 144 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 24 / 22 Mpg
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
17.7 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
62.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
167.8 "
Exterior Width
70.4 "
Exterior Height
66.6 "
Front Headroom
38.9 "
Rear Headroom
37.3 "
Front Legroom
42.1 "
Rear Legroom
33.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,329 Lbs.
Wheel Base
97 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
15.0 " Silver Styled Steel / 16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual
Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Full Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan / Premium Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
4 Performance / 4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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