1996-99 Acura SLX

Yes, it’s exactly what it looks like. A re-badged Trooper. It’s fascinating to read about which manufacturers have been in bed with which other manufacturers and I think is one of the weirder ones.

I just wonder why Honda never used this method of engineering to put out a small pickup truck. It always seemed strange that a company as big as Honda never had one. I could totally imagine an Isuzu Faster with Honda emblems on it though.

Of course, by 1996, a Honda pickup based on an Isuzu would have actually been an S10, and there is no way Honda would have put their name on that. I can’t blame them, honestly. Honda has a reputation for reliability, and having owned a couple S10s, I feel entitled to tell you that is not exactly their strong suit.

But anyways, the SLX was basically an expensive Trooper with no manual available. They must be pretty rare, since I’ve only seen two of them in my life. Both of them were within a mile of 19th and Northern too. (Different colors though, and years apart).

If you’re in the market for an SLX, give the number on the sign a call. I don’t know the owner, and never talked to them, so I don’t know the price, but who knows? Maybe they don’t know what they have and you can pick it up cheap. Troopers were pretty decent SUVs and I’d imagine this would be about the nicest one you’d have the chance to own.

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I love anything you can drive. But I love it even more if it has a small block Chevy or Ford motor, a turbo, four wheel drive, is a hatchback, or was made in the 80s. My ideal car would be a combination of all of these things, and I'm working on building a time machine so I can go back to the 80's and convince Chevy and Ford to collaborate on a twin-engine, single turbo 4x4 XR4Ti/Fox Mustang/Third Gen F-body and hide one in a mineshaft for me to recover in brand new condition. Look for a blog post about it just as soon as it happens. Or maybe it already did, and I've already posted about it in the future and the internet just needs to catch up with it. Okay, my head hurts, never mind.

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  1. they did the same thing with the honda passport – it was just a rebadged isuzu rodeo… my guess as to why this was done was because honda didn’t know how to even build a truck/suv back then, but needed something to compete in that market? i’ve no fucking clue.

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