• Apr 7, 2008
Aggressive dealer cash incentives ranging from $4,000 to $8,000 on vehicles has helped Isuzu record its first quarterly sales increase in nearly eight years. The news of 2,007 new units out the door follows the not-so-shocking report earlier this year that Isuzu is abandoning the U.S. market -- ergo the fire sale.

There are 201 Isuzu dealers in the U.S. right now, and all are tasked with clearing the balance of their inventory by Jan. 31, 2009. If you've got the hots for an Ascender SUV or an i-290 / i-370 pickup, now would be a great time to take a stroll over to your Isuzu dealer (and don't forget to let them know Autoblog told you about the rebates).

[Source: Automotive News, subs. req'd]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm gonna miss isuzu, they made some great cars and trucks. Mmmm I love my trooper
      • 6 Years Ago
      if they had a vehicross with no miles... I am in!
        • 6 Years Ago
        im sure someone has one somewhere.. those were cool but i didnt see too many on the street given the $34k price tag..
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sorry to see Izuzu go.
      Not what the brand has become, but for what they were.

      The Trooper, Rodeo, Amigo, and the first gen Impulse were all so neat.
      Even the other real Izuzu's were different and cool in their own ways.
      • 6 Years Ago
      $21,638 for Ascender 2WD, pref. pkg. Not bad price for a Chevy Trailblazer 6-Cyl.
      • 6 Years Ago
      hmmmm.... so when is Porsche going out of business?....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Get a great deal on a car, just no warranty? I assume the places will be closed, since they are leaving the USA, they have no incentive to honor the warranty, trained techs will go elsewhere and so on. Too scary for me. If you saved 4-8k on a car in that price range, hope you saved it for any problems.
        • 6 Years Ago
        David beat me too it... but you'd still have to be self-savy. Take it to ... well, just about ANYWHERE and they'll claim its super-expensive and exotic. Pickup a 20$ Haynes manual and you can probably do 90% of the work yourself.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They're just GM products anyway. I imagine you can take it to your local Chevy dealer for service.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They should have been mking cars too still,not just trucks.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They used to but they were junk so they quit importing them in '93.
      • 6 Years Ago
      let me know when they're giving these away for free.99
      • 6 Years Ago
      My local Isuzu dealer still has two new Colorados, I mean I-series, at 10K under MSRP.

      Too bad they're 06s with the 3.5L.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anyone know if the i series comes with limited slip?
        • 6 Years Ago
        If it's the same as the Colorado, there is no limited slip.

        The G80 auto locker is an option, and is night and day better than limited slip.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Only available on the 5 cylinder, not the 4 cylinder. Ugh.

        http://www.isuzu.com/i290_comparison_trim.jsp

        Ford does the same thing with the Ranger. Anybody know why??

        My 4 cyl Miata has LSD. Why shouldnt a 4 cyl compact pickup?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would feel bad for Isuzu leaving but then again it's like the demise of Oldsmobile with a Japanese name. Not to mention my strong disgust for GM will continue for many years which has added Isuzu to that list.

      Isuzu has truly lost their way since partnering up with the General. We don't
        • 6 Years Ago
        We don't need another set of rebadged vehicles.
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