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  1. #46
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    Hi Guys,

    Glad to see the new site up and running. I recently had a death in my family. , I wrecked my 1993 Twin Turbo Mazda RX-7. I don't mean to be crude on this site, but that was one unique and amazing car. The RX-7 guys have a forum using this same forum software. I lived in there. They have an amazing amount of members and a great history of cars to discuss.

    All that to say, when I wrecked my RX-7, it was time to get something with a back seat. After having a car that was so rare and unique, I wanted something that could replace it. That's what sold me on the VehiCross. If I was going to get four seats and an SUV, I wanted something to stand out. The VehiCross sure fits the bill.

    I first saw the VehiCross in 1999 when they were selling for list plus. I just ignored it and went on. When I got in the buying mood in March, I thought I'd buy a used VehiCross. Then I ran across Isuzudealers.com and found the new prices were cheaper than some of the used prices I'd seen. Ended up buying my 2001 FoxFire Red Mica for $22,000, including spoiler sunroof, roof rack and factory maintence manual. I've got 2,200 miles now and I'm leaving on a road trip to Florida tomorrow.

    Thanks to all who put this together. The new site makes me feel right at home.
    Jason White
    2001 FoxFire Red VehiCross

  2. #47
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    2001 Black, Black, and more Black
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    I first saw the VX in 1999 as well. I honestly cannot recall where or how I found out about this car. I wish I could. I took my girlfriend at the time to check out an Astral, and she didn't like the red interior either, so I waited. When I was looking in 2000, no dealer had any black/grey, so I waited still. In Dec '00 I got called by two seperate dealers about a black/grey, and I picked my MY2001 up with 10 miles on the clock, before they had even inspected it.

    Little did I know my girlfriend would dis my black/grey one too! Needless to say I still have my VX today.
    -Daver

  3. #48
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    2000 Ironman VX 0031
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    Cool

    I just wanted to post on the new site. This site rocks. I've had my VX for about 6 weeks now, and I just can't get enough of it. I think some of my friends, while envious of my kick-*** ride, have become a little tired of my obvious obsession. I just love it so much!
    Dave

  4. #49
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    Talking

    First saw a VX back in 1999. I was in the market for a new SUV, and at the time bought a Trooper because it cost less and was more practical than the VX. In April 2002 I saw an ASTRAL silver VX at CARMAX going for $18k so I took it for a test drive, and it was world's apart from the Trooper, the VX handles like a sportscar, I fell in love and bought it on the spot.
    NAVIGATOR

  5. #50
    I've been fortunate to own many nice cars in my lifetime (Jaguar XK8 Convertible, BMW, Cadillac Escalade, Lotus Esprit, Datsun 280Z to name a few). The VehiCROSS is just as fun as any Ive owned. Im in my 30s and since purchasing my VX in April 2002, I feel like Im back in high school again! I love working on it in the garage (something I havent done in a long time).

    Im a computer consultant currently hailing from Northern Virginia, although Chicago is where I call home.

    I have a "personal home page" at http://donavon.com and my VehiCROSS tribute page at http://VehiCROSS.net.
    Donavon
    Visit me at VehiCROSS.net

  6. #51
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    1999 White Ironman 0769
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    Talking

    Looking for a replacement for my Dodge Raider 2dr was disappointing until I was shown a website that reviewed the VX. After researching it more and lurking on the VX forum, I was hooked. Local dealer was uncooperative,(we dont have any/cant get any/why would you want one/lets go for a ride in a Rodeo) so I located & purchased my 99 Iron Man sight unseen from Bues Isuzu in SLC, Utah. 1500 miles away. (did I tell you I had not driven one yet?) Thanks to Tone in Austin, I got a ride in his to confirm that I made the right decision.
    Automobiles come with many attributes. Lots of them are gratifying to own in many ways. Not many have a lasting fun factor that starts to translate into value for the money spent. This is the most fun vehicle I have had in years!
    And part of the fun is the VX owners in this forum. A great group!
    Last edited by Reg Hinnant : 06/21/2002 at 03:12 PM
    VX's don't need no stinking mod's.
    But they're sure fun!

  7. #52
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    Well this is why I joined Isuzu. Any one tha can make a vehicle like this I wanted to work for. I love taking the VX out on the trails and jumping it. If you have a question on how the software works please let me know and I will let you know. Thanks for the great work Scott.
    Andy from Isuzu America

  8. #53
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    1999,Ironman White, 1446
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    Classix

    Thanks for inviting me to this place, it's cool! I have (on 06/22/02) around 81k on mine and have enjoyed every minute!

    What has been increasingly interesting about this vehicle has been the concept of driving a modern-day classic, a factor which was of course increased by discontinuation.

    Anyway, greetings!

    - n y k

    Hopefully the pic came through...

    - n y k http://www.fluidtelevision.com/VXcropped.JPG

    >>>Combined posts...WSG
    Last edited by Moncha : 06/22/2002 at 12:37 PM

  9. #54
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    ;Dp; I first saw a VX on the road about a year ago.
    It was just for a short few seconds; later that day, I
    said "I saw the neatest SUV--the extra tire was built
    into the back of the car's body." I didn't explain it
    well and my friend who works for Volvo (25+ years)
    didn't know the vehicle.

    I used my Volvo connection to get on the waiting list
    for the 2003 Volvo XC90. It has the neat "rounded" look
    of the VX, but with a much bigger price tag. I had
    this nagging feeling that I would not want to fork out
    the 45K+ when the Volvo became available...

    On Tues of this past week, I saw an ad in the paper for
    a 2000 red VX. I drove to a small town in
    SC and looked at it. An older lady
    owned it and she definitely did not fit the "normal" VX
    owner profile... She had enjoyed it but needed
    something to haul hay and got an Avalanche. (Her
    other cars: MG 50s replica "kit" car, corvette, PTcruiser,
    fancy camper and the Avalanche. She also had 36
    chiwow-wows (sp). Hmm...)

    We did some wheelin' and dealin' and I picked up my
    new VehiCROSS last night! Decided to fork out some
    money for a good detail job and it will be delivered in
    a matter of hours. I just cannot wipe this smile off
    my face!

    I was looking for a "sit up high" car for about a year,
    but didn't like the enormous size of most SUVs. So I'm
    delighted by the "limited cargo capacity!" And it's
    downright fun to drive.

    I am also glad that there is a venue for talking with other
    owners of this unique vehicle. I had emailed "Dave" in
    Clemson SC before I bought mine and he gave me
    good advice. I even have a question: Should I do the
    "van eyes" thing for rear visibility?

    My profile: Love autos, (Dad owned a car dealership:
    Chrysler-Plymouth-Imperials) have owned a Prelude and
    an Infiniti. I am a 40ish college professor who also
    enjoys road biking (Trek 5000 carbon fiber beauty.)

    I debated whether or not to write this post because I
    have never done such a thing before. Hope it's not
    too silly!

  10. #55
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    Hi Guys,
    I think this is an extraordinary forum : EXCELLENT WORK.
    I remember reading a review on the VX, stating that if Darth Vader needed a vehicle to head to the beach it would be the VX. I didn't realize the truth of that until I actually saw one on the showroom floor. In any event, it was not till moving to Maryland that I purchased mine over the phone at Criswell Isuzu in Annapolis. Ask for Charlie...he'll take care of you.
    The uniqueness of the vehicle has always been a draw, as has its performance.
    Now, I'm always advocating safe driving, so I would never speed unless I had a police escort, which I had the other day. Going through the center of downtown Baltimore at 70 mph was quite a buzz heading to Shock Trauma, and finally coming to a screeching hault in the ambulance bay at around 8:30 in the morning. The police stayed around to look at the car while I dashed in to attend the emergency, but the cops still flash their headlights at me when I go past them down town.
    Safe driving everyone, and keep well !

  11. #56
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    1999 Astral Silver Vehicross 1305, Sold to Dieselburn
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    Smile

    I guess it all started back in 1968 when I was 11 and Hotwheels were introduced. I would take my $1.00 a week allowance and walk to the Milton Bradley Store and buy my 1 Hotwheel. I was the kid that never crashed them or scratched them. I'm still collecting them today at 44.
    Now my toys are BIGGER. I first saw the Vehicross at a local dealership in 1999. My job requires a 4 door so I had to pass. I was waiting for the 4 door version to come out in 2000 and when I heard that the Axion would be produced instead of the 4 door Vehicross I decided the 2-door would have to do. I looked here locally first but no one would deal so I drove 6 hours to Jacksonville, Fl and bought a new 1999 in July 2000. I've got 41K miles on it now and loving every minute that I'm in it. I even sold my 1972 Corvette convertible when I got this as the vette just sat in the garage.
    I guess I love the Vehicross because it makes me stand out in the crowd!!!!!!
    Coop

    '02 Isuzu Trooper 4WD
    '01 Pontiac Aztek AWD
    '99 Jeep Wrangler Sport

  12. #57
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    Smile the new deal

    Hello all,

    About a year ago I started seeing VXs around the Boston area. Before that, I had only seen them in car shows. Last November, I saw a Proton VX at a show at the Bayside Arena, in fact that was my main motivation for going. The Isuzu people wouldn't let us inside the car because a dealer was lending it to the show just to gather interest, not to have people climb all over it. Around the same time, my girlfriend of four years was starting to turn up the heat on the marriage issue. I told her, when I get my VX, you get your ring.
    About three weeks later I was driving thru Watertown and I saw a Proton in front of a Mitsubishi dealer so I went in and asked about it. They said it was for sale, and hooked me up w/ the salesman. After running the numbers we were quoted $488/mo. for 6 YEARS!!! I said "too much" and found a used one on Ebay. I brought this info to the saleman and between the manager and the dealership owner they were able to "find" some extra money and dropped the payment to $432/mo. for 5 years. Now, I'm not a rocket scientist but Mr. Calculator told me thats around $9000! I wish I could "find" that kind of money lying around. We signed the papers.
    During the paper signing, trade-in, financing, etc. the salesman mentioned that the VX was at the car show the month before!!!

    Glad to be part of the group,
    Great site, Scott,

    Brian

    P.S. Vicky got her ring for X-mas. We got married in Vegas in Feb.
    '01 Proton 1416

  13. #58
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    Saw the VX while shopping for my other car, my 99 Trooper. Couldn't afford it then but always wanted one. Purchased a 2001 Foxfire Red VX last week. It really is unbelievable. . .
    Craigalan
    2001 Foxfire Red VX #1386
    SF Bay Area

  14. #59
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    2000 Dragon Green VX #0098
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    Smile

    Bought my 2000 Dragon Green VX a little over a year ago - traded my 2000 Celica GT-S to get it. Decided I needed a better winter vehicle and more room for my Newfoundland dog, Whaler. Had been interested in the VX for a while when I finally got around to taking one for a test drive. Drove the Dragon home the same day! My 15 year old son calls the VX the "biggest pimpmobile". My wife still hates it. Hey, at least she doesn't ask me to drive it, so I don't have to share!

    Anyway, it's nice to finally be on the new site. Great job, Scott!
    Bob

  15. #60
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    2001,Proton Yellow,1041
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    Bought my VX in December been wanting one since I saw it in an auto show 3 years ago. Just joined the forum, site looks great.

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