Isuzu Truck Questions

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Isuzu Truck Rep, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Isuzu Truck Rep

    Isuzu Truck Rep New Member

    I am an Isuzu Truck rep for Summit Truck Group. We have Isuzu dealerships in the the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee.

    I'd like to use this thread to answer any questions you may have no matter where you are located.

    I may be able to answer questions on other brands of trucks as well. I look forward to helping out.
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Ohhhh. This is gonna be good. I don't know of one person who drives or works on the Isuzu's who likes them. Good luck with this.
     
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  3. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Not a question, just a comment. I vastly preferred your NPR (GMC/Chevy W4) over the Mitsu Fuso.
     
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    How come the turning radius is so ridiculously long

    How come they have less power than a 1964 Volkswagen

    How come they have no discernible suspension

    How come the plastic side panels get dinged and pitted after just a few weeks on rock roads

    On the plus they do have a low step and power steering
     
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  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    How come they're crap?
     
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  6. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    I was taking your lead and trying to be nice


    Won't ever happen again
     
  7. Isuzu Truck Rep

    Isuzu Truck Rep New Member

    The turning radius is long compared to what? I not sure there is a truck with a better turning radius then the Isuzu.

    You running gas of Diesel? Low horse power in the diesel offers better mpg.

    The suspension is actually heavier than the GVWR on most models.

    Plastics side panels. Are you referencing the trim piece at the bottom of the door above the wheel?

    I deal in many commercial brands other than Isuzu and (ford, international, Mack, Volvo, kenworth) and I have to say Isuzu is the most reliable commercial truck we sell.
     
  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    And you were doing a fine job too. Lol.
     
  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    And according to our mechanics, the least reliable vehicle in my building out of 5 different kinds.
     
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  10. Isuzu Truck Rep

    Isuzu Truck Rep New Member

    What else are you running? Gas or diesel Isuzu?
     
  11. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    if Fedex is anything like UPS just make it the cheapest and they will buy them. doesn't matter how reliable
     
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  12. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Bingo! FedEx is JUST like UPS.
     
  13. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Most members of this forum will be referring to the Isuzu Reach Step Van. Never drove one myself. Became rather partial to the Workhorse/gas motor myself (can't remember the body mfg, maybe MorganOlsen?).

    (In before the lock):yesssmileyf:
     
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  14. Isuzu Truck Rep

    Isuzu Truck Rep New Member

    Thank you. I am not as familiar with the Reach product. I am more familiar with the LCF. In our market we have not sold one Reach van.
     
  15. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    That's the Isuzu truck that FedEx uses most. I don't have any issues with the turning radius (much better than a Sprinter) but it is pretty much a piece of crap. It only holds like 16 gallons, have to refuel pretty much every day. Going over any size bump over 5 mph and your ass is getting air off the seat. The bulkhead door sucks, it gets to be real hard to open and close so you pretty much have to leave the truck running all day which is difficult to do because if you idle in park or neutral for more than a couple minutes the engine shuts off. The doors don't do much to keep the cold outside air out of the cab, especially when you're on the highway. The A/C often blows hot air instead of cold. The backup camera can get fogged up from condensation, rendering it nearly useless. The high beam headlights aren't much brighter than the low beams, and can not be on at the same time. That's all I can think of right now, but I know there's more...
     
  16. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Haven't sold any because they are overpriced.

    Being an Isuzu dealer.. Can you get your hands on a 4JG2T motor?
     
  17. fdxsux

    fdxsux Member

    Well, except for that whole compensation thing.
     
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  18. Star B

    Star B White Lightning

    The only complaint I have about the LCF is the suspension. Any bumps turn the cab into a springy mess, even with some weight in the back. God help you if you go over any speed bump faster than 1 mile a decade.

    The reach... whoo boy. I like the fact it's a low step, tighter turning radius than the sprinter, and the cargo area is accessible using the rfid... but that's it. The engine is under powered and loud, the lack of an air seat keeps my chiro in business, the climate control only helps a little, traction is non-existent in winter, and the fact that everything rattles, no matter the speed. I had to wear earplugs the second day I had to use it for the shuttle.

    I do get the point of them. They are designed to be a 11+ SPH truck deployed where the avg speed limit is 30 with 50-70f weather and smooth city streets. Get outside of those parameters and the flaws are apparent and in your face.
     
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  19. Isuzu Truck Rep

    Isuzu Truck Rep New Member

    You are right about them being an expensive truck. I could check on that motor.
     
  20. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Express had one out where I worked for a couple of days. Absolutely could not keep the thing in brake seals. Undercarriage too light. Engine badly under powered. Might work in Toyko but not Timbuktu. If Express wants something that will work out in the jing weeds go a some old U.S. Army deuce and a halves.