This Newsletter is not about the Three Amigos to the Right.
The Generation 1 Amigo was introduced in the spring of 1989. Isuzu’s Japanese-built compact sport-utility vehicle focused more on sport than on the utility end. The Amigo came with a 2-wheel or on demand 4-wheel drive and a choice of engines. All versions had two side doors and a side-opening tailgate, which held a full size tire. Production ended with the 1994 model year.
Isuzu revived the Amigo, in fresh form for the 1998 model year. The Generation 2 Amigo, had a semi convertible body, with a folding soft top over the back seat, as well as a pop-up sunroof. There is also a glasswindow hardtop model for those who want more weather protection than the soft top affords. (This nonremovable hardtop, is not meant to be removed).
In 2001, this spunky little two-door sport-utility got a name change to Rodeo Sport. It remained in production until 2003, when production ended.
Looking for hardtops for Generation 2 Amigos? Donʼt go to the dealer!
Izusu makes two different models for the Amigo. A hardtop model and the soft top model. If you go to a Izusu dealer to buy a hardtop. They will sell you one pictured below. It’s the hardtop for their hardtop model. It’s not what you want. Look at the picture below. The rear window is attached to the tail gate. You will have to buy the hardtop, the rear window and the supports that hold it up. We sell everything you need for $895, plus shipping.