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Category Archives: Isuzu

1996-2001 Isuzu Vertex: Isuzu Does Its Civic Duty


Isuzu is hardly known for their cars in America anymore. The last passenger car the company sold here was the Impulse (with a GM version re-badged as the Geo Storm). … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

1987-1988 Chevrolet Spectrum: Trying to Make Its (i)Mark


If you remember the early Eighties, you might recall one of its most enduring automotive trends, the “Pocket Rocket”. So called because manufacturers had taken what were once weak little … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · 4 Comments

1980-1991 Isuzu Piazza: Hot Italian Piazza Via Japan


Ironically, for a decade known for its garish bad taste and excesses, designer fever seemed to be rampant in the 80’s. From jeans to jewelry, superficial designer labels seemed to … Continue reading

May 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

1990-1993 Isuzu Stylus


Isuzu has a long history of developing quirky interesting cars. It made up for what it lacked in a full line of passenger cars, by making distinctive and often technically … Continue reading

November 2, 2009 · Leave a comment

1968-1981 Isuzu 117 Coupe


The 117 was a first for Japanese cars. First to use an Italian designer┬á(Giorgetto Giugiaro) and the first to use a DOHC engine in a time when most engines would … Continue reading

October 21, 2009 · 1 Comment