Re: Isuzu amigo-anyone seen one offroad?
Just about three and a half years ago, I wheeled the Panamint Range and Death Valley with the President of the Orange County something or other (4 wheel drive club). We did some serious stuff and lots of washboard and exploring and the Amigo showed me it was real and tough and good and desirable as a four wheel machine. The driver/owner was Steve something or other. Fine rig and fine individual. I'd go anywhere with him.
Come to think of it, that was the trip I went to Charlie Manson's place in Goler Wash. Hmmmm.
We babysat a man and his six or seven year old son in a Toyota pickup who went fourwheeling in the winter with no coats and no spare. No food or water. No brains, obviously. We talked about the Darwinian theory of survival and if he hadn't had his son with him we might have just left......
Not really, but we were not kind to him in what we told him. It probably was unnecessary but maybe he will fix the problem in the future or stay at home and not be the problem.
We had another problem that trip; the TLC with us, 'bout a ' 72 model, broke the rear axle housing. Just mild wheeling and the gentleman driving was easy on the gas and it cracked in the center section area. We got him out and all the way to the fifteen where he knew some people to put him up for the night. But I've never heard of that happening before or since. Those early Cruisers are supposed to be super strong.
Point is that the Amigo proved itself to me that trip. Only the Amigo and the YJ were untouched by disaster that whole time.