2000 Amigo New Car Test Drive
Isuzu's Amigo two-door sport-utility is designed to be fun. Its short, stout body and semi-convertible soft top give it a funky appearance, while the availability of four-wheel drive and a V6 engine provide serious off-road capability. A hard top model is available for mountain travelers. And it boasts room for five.
One of the appeals of the Amigo is the variety of configurations available. All are available with either soft or hard tops. Amigo is available with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Two engines are available, a 130-horsepower cast-iron 2.2-liter inline four-cylinder and a 205-horsepower 3.2-liter aluminum-alloy V6. Most (if not all) four-cylinder models come with five-speed manual transmissions. Most four-cylinder models come with two-wheel drive. Most V6 models come with an automatic, but a five-speed manual is available.
Amigo models range in price from the $15,730 Amigo 2WD with four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual to the $20,495 Amigo 4WD V6 automatic. Hardtop and soft-top versions cost the same. Four-wheel drive adds nearly $2,300 to the cost of an Amigo. Air conditioning is a $950 option. All Amigos are S models.