It IS an SUV! I knew it would happen. I'll bet that gets a lot of looks(I love the wheels!!!). Haven't seen any around town yet, but did see 4 Honda S2000s driving around this weekend, among other things.
Posts: 15796 From: N. Wilkesboro, NC, USA Registered: Nov 1999
Congratulations! It's always exciting getting a new vehicle, especially after 9 years! Love the color and the wheels. It must be quite a difference in seating position when you switch between it and the fiero!
Phil, the s2000 is pretty quick. I think 0-60 is under 6 sec, but you really have to wind it up. Change shift points to 5500, and it takes over 11 sec to hit 60. Every single one was going opposite direction from me , but I did get a thumbs up from a guy in a brand new red Diablo today .
That Izuzu sure is a radical design. Kind of like a floating buble. It looks like visibility out of it would be pretty good. What do the neigbors think of it, I'm sure they noticed it by now.
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The pic doesn’t do it justice. Everywhere you go, someone is pointing, heads turning, people hanging out their windows to get a look. People speed up to get next to it. It is not stealthy but, I LOVE IT! It is 4 wheel drive and I’m not afraid of getting it dirty. There were only 2,500 made last year and not many more will be made this year. Vision out the front is great! But you can’t see anything out the back. http://www.vehicross.com/
Congratulations on your purchase. I commend you for buying another GM product. I don't mean to sound unimpressed... but isn't it just Amigo mechanicals under the fancy body? It looks as if it is very similar in over all exterior dimensions. I must admit though I have not seen any information about suspension/driveline differences. The thing that I am most interested in is the engine. I wonder if that shares any blood with the 3.5L, DOHC, 215 bhp, 230 lb-ft Olds Shortstar. If not there is an uncanny resemblence on paper. I can't imagine that GM would do this though. I have an idea. Go out and pop the hood and see if the engine (block and all) are aluminum. If not they are just coincidentally similar. If that is the case, it is spooky.
Off of the subject... but that isn't your 300 ZX behind the Izusu is it? If so, I would like to hear about it. I have always (and still do) wanted one of those with the t-t set up. I think that I am drooling now.. so I had better go.
This is going to sound like a commercial but oh well. The VehiCross is based on the two-door Isuzu Trooper platform. It uses a 4 wheel drive “Torque-On-Demand” system that adjusts torque to the wheels that need it. Hence automatic 4 wheel drive. It has a display and I’ve noticed at a stop light it switches to two wheel drive then when you kick it, it adds some power to the front wheels while accelerating. The engine is 3.5 V6 DOHC, 24 valves, and a computer controlled variable induction system. The block and cylinder head are both aluminum alloy. So that is interesting. The Amigo has the option for a 3.2 V6 with 205 hp. The suspension and transmission are different than the VehiCross.
The 300zx is sort of mine, well I better say it is my wife‘s. It is naturally aspirated, with custom exhaust. It is fast (it seems fast) and it handles a lot like the Fiero. It has tons of midrange power and it loves the curves. It does have a few more mods that do not help the performance. If you look at it from the side it has the same lines as the Fiero GT Fastback.
Posts: 899 From: Riegelsville, PA, USA Registered: May 99
Nice ride Spyder! My neighbor has a white one. I have to say, that is a nice looking car. They havn't changed it much from the prototype show car, which is good. Isuzu makes great stuff too. Me have an '88 Isuzu Trooper II, I-4, 5speed, 4x4. It has 215,000 miles ON THE ORIGINAL CLUTCH (although it's going out) It's a great truck!