"CAVALRYMAN" FROM FAMILY ISUZU
Nine-year jeep Trooper still will serve
The family of these off-road cars conducts the family tree since 1983. And offsprings of "the Japanese cavalrymen" ("trooper" "cavalryman" means) safely and regularly are born till now. On the test the transitive model which let out in November, 1990 and has just arrived from Germany has been offered us.
Despite the angularity, purely outwardly Isuzu Trooper looks pretty well. However hardly we have got into salon as have noted Spartan style of the car: a minimum of conveniences and reliability maximum. No, for example, adjustments of an inclination of a back of a seat (its only longitudinal moving is provided), the back leans back only forward for access to a back row. Thus the trouble of all three-door cars – inconvenience of landing – is aggravated with absence of a footboard and a decent road clearance of the car.
However, true джиппера it hardly probable will confuse. It, undoubtedly, will estimate quite good lateral support of a seat, good visibility, including thanks to the big rear-view mirrors, manoeuvrability and ease of management (the wheel is equipped by the hydraulic booster). And, probably, will not give value to an out-of-date arrangement of the lever of a drive of a manual brake (as on old ГАЗ-24), to unusually long lever of a check point and lever of connection of the forward bridge obviously offended in sizes. And as a whole Trooper very much reminds other jeeps which were issued about ten years ago, for example, Mitsubishi Pajero. At transfer inclusion we are surprised to the big course of the lever that, quite probably, it is caused by deterioration of the mechanism of switching: on одометре – 146 000 km. The sharp dispersal, the second, the third... The Car is accelerated quickly enough. Under a cowl – the engine capacity of 115 h.p. in volume of 2,6 litres with multidot injection. It seems that knowingly the speedometer is marked to 180 km/h though on nameplate data the maximum speed and makes 153 km/h.
Despite the considerable run, we have not noted any extraneous irritating noise. According to general director ДЭКС Andrey Lemigova who has made detailed examination of a jeep, running in very good condition. The engine resource – about 300 000 km, deterioration of sajlent-blocks, for example, makes 30 %, plugs of stabilizers of cross-section stability – 50 %. Belt ГРМ which suffices on 100 thousand in km of run has been replaced. So, according to the expert, on this jeep without serious repair it is quite possible to do a bit of travelling two more – three years.
At the same time, warns A.Lemigov, purchase of a second-hand jeep is always risk, as in it much more special details and devices. So is better to examine before off-road car acquisition.
The car perfectly and how stops is dispersed? Back brakes are equipped АБС, and at sharp braking the system operates irreproachably, the car is kept from drift. By the way, brake mechanisms of both axes the disk.
Having decided to try off-road properties, we leave on a grassy slope. We switch the lever, on the panel the badge of inclusion of a full drive lights up, but... Occurs nothing. Back wheels, the car from a place slip. Only now have recollected necessity to include муфты on naves of forward wheels. It was necessary to leave the car and to turn an internal holder from position FREE in position LOCK. To do this operation simply, but on any dirty проселке during a bad weather all the same – employment not palatable. But now there is a coupling of semiaxes of the forward bridge with naves of wheels, and the twisting moment is transferred to them from a box through differential. It it has appeared enough that it is easy to overcome slippery lifting. But if absolutely hardly, it is possible to include the lowered number in a check point.
After overcoming of a difficult site муфты on naves of forward wheels it is necessary not to forget to switch off yet. Otherwise wheels remain connected in the differential of the forward bridge that is not harmless to the car. In a word, there is an inconvenience. Though in this case inclusion муфт is made by a hand, and by other similar cars for this purpose it is required баллонный a key (for example, on some models Nissan).
In our opinion, the car has, as in the people speak, "an oak" suspension bracket. Also copes with cargo in 750 kg. A suspension bracket in front – independent торсионная (with adjustable rigidity торсионов). Behind – dependent spring with not cutting bridge. At the same time "cavalryman" successfully enough "swallows" hollows, providing comfort, let and not such, as in modern off-road cars.
Six-eight-year Isuzu Trooper are offered in Moscow at the price from $10 000 to $15 000. As shows experiment, after operation couple of years these cars practically do not lose in the price. They can be interesting to fans of productive leisure, summer residents, farmers, probably, as the second car in a family. As to availability of spare parts in them in Moscow while some firms trade. With service of problems is not present: it is possible to go safely to any опелевский a technical centre as jeeps Opel is, on a being, copy Isuzu. Repair are ready to make, and is cheaper, and in ДЭКС.