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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 2, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas A a Friday June 19 Wheels Isuzu pickup X This solid wellbuilt truck offers excellent value with few frills David Sullens Isuzus standard bed pickup is an outstanding automotive value The little truck we test ed had few bells and Its windows cranked up and down the old fashioned way and to lock its doors you pushed the locks down by hand one at a time But the little truck seemed during the week we spent with it very solid and well built And it was surprisingly comfortable and well mannered It occurred to me that if I were commuting to a job in Austin or San Antonio day in and day out the Isuzu with its combination of 25 mile per gallon fuel economy low initial cost comfort and driveability and its utility as a light hauler would be a serious contender when it came time to pick transportation Isuzu has produced more than million of the little trucks worldwide so the vehicle has a strong track record for durability and dependability The most popular version of the Isuzu pick up was the one we tested the twowheel dri ve standard bed truck powered by Isuzus powerplant mated with a 5speed manual transmission The proven engine has been given multi point fuel injection for 95 and as a result has gained slightly increased horsepower and fuel economy The engine generates 100 horse power at rpm and 125 footpounds or torque at rpm The engine uses an efficient crossflow cylinder head made of aluminum alloy and has five main bearings to ensure long life and low vibration Valve lifters are mechan The 1995 Isuzu pickup ical A single overhead cam is used At the front the 4X2 rides on an indepen dent double wishbone suspension sprung by torsion bars and damped by double acting telescopic shocks A stabilizer bar helps keep the truck flat during cornering At the rear the Isuzu pickup uses a banjo type rear axle riding on fourleaf semiellip tical steel springs and damped by direct dou bleacting shocks Rear axle capacity on the 4X2 is pounds A long wheelbase model is also available with the same suspension engine and trans mission The test truck rode on a wheel base The wheelbase of the long bed version of the truck is inches Overall length of the SWB version is inches and of the long bed is inches Or the truck can be had with fourwheel dri ve The 4X4 is equipped with a pow erplant that generates 120 horsepower at rpm and 150 footpounds of torque at rpm The 4X4 drivetrain moves power to the wheels through a 5speed manual transmission and a 2speed transfer case The 4X4 is equipped with manual locking hubs and underbody skid plates as well as powerassist ed engine speed sensitive steering All Isuzu pickups have box section ladder frames with six crossmembers a payload rat ing up to pounds and a towing capaci ty of pounds A doublewall cargo bed with center pull tailgate accommodates 42 cubic feet of cargo volume in the standard bed and cubic feet in the long bed Brakes on the Isuzu pickup are power assisted The 4X4 gets front and rear discs vented at the front and solid at the rear and the 4X2 like our test truck has discs at the front and drums at the rear The standard wheels on twowheel drive Isuzu pickups are styled steel units wearing radial tires Fourby trucks get 15inch wheels bright hub caps mudandsnow radials Optional in most states and standard on f the 4X4 and Massachusetts is tircandwheel package that includes mudandsnow rated tires mounted on 15X7 inch aluminum wheels To maintain pulling ability the package includes front and rear axle ratios Standard interior appointments include toured seats thrccspokc steering wheel sec through headrests lockablc glove box and v floor mats The Isuzu pickup is covered by a comprcV hensivc limited ranty powcrtrain wari ranty and a rust foration warranty accompanied by nationJ wide roadside assistance The base price of the test truck was That price included dual outside rcarvicw mirrors antilock on the rear wheels tinted glass upholstery molded door trim with 1 armrests carpet passenger assist grip and a 14gallon fuel tank the long bed version of the truck has a standard fuel Options on the test vehicle included er steering bed liner air condi tioning sound system with clock sliding rear window 100 wheel trim rings carpeted floor mats black rear bumper and paint stripr1 ing With destination charges totaling the bottom line on the pickups window sticker David Sullens editor and publisher of the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung has written an automotive column for the past 11 Get your local news while its fresh Read the HeraldZeitung Marketplace 100 Automobiles 100 Automobiles 100 Automobiles 100 Automobiles HURRY SALE ENDS4 Hot Deals on Wheels kOVER CARS 4 TRUCKS IN STOCK Shown are the CHS Business Professionals of America winners from their national leadership confer ence LR Kimberly Hall second in the nation in Extemporaneous Speaking Elizabeth Weisman eighth in the nation in Entrepreneurship and the National Championship Small Business Management Team of Travis Wuest Rugger Gottsacker Kari Kastner and Greg Gitcho CHS Business Professionals of America students win National Championship The CHS Business Professionals of America students were winners at their national leadership conference held in Nashville Tennessee May 4 7 1995 The Small Business Management team of Travis Wuest Rugger Gottsacker Kari Kastner and Greg Gitcho won the national champi onship They eliminated thirtytwo other teams to obtain their first place trophies The small business management competition is designed to test stu dents abilities to negotiate solutions think creatively make decisions and work as a team to solve business prob lems The team was required to provide solutions to a business case problem and make their presentation to a panel of three judges Each student was responsible for a portion of the presentation and was evaluated on their ability to communi cate their ideas Students were required to demon strate a working knowledge of busi ness management concepts including equipment requirements merchandis ing business ethics personnel market research advertising bankruptcy international business and legal issues The panel of judges also questions team members at the end of the pre sentation Kimberly Hall won second place in the nation in Extemporaneous Speaking competing against over 30 other students The Extemporaneous Speaking con test requires the student to demon strate communication skills in arrang ing organizing and presenting infor mation Students have no prior knowl edge of the subject and are not allowed to take reference materials to the contest room Elizabeth Weisman placed eighth in the nation in Entrepreneurship com peting against fortytwo other stu dents The Entrepreneurship contest requires the student to develop an organizational structure and operating plan to initiate a small business To be successful a student must develop a business plan and assess staffing capital inventory and other requirements They must identi fy the best organizational structure develop a marketing strategy and address appropriate business regula tions and taxation The student then makes a presentation to a panel of three judges 93 Mercury Tracer SALE PRICE WAGON 9K MILES AUTO QUALITY CARS 93 GMC Safari QUALITY CARS WAS NOW 1982 Ford Fairmont QQP Auto 1987 Mazda 626 LX 1988 Plymouth Caravelle 4 1991 Ford Taurus Auto Tilt 1990 Dodge Dynasty AAR 4 Dr 1993 Ford Tempo Tilt 1989 Oldsmoblle Calais 4 Auto 1992 Ford Taurus PW PL 1992 Mercury Sable to AAC 4 Dr Auto yVjtW 1994 Pontlac Grand Am fiOC 11K Miles Nw IX OPfcN Muii Fn until 9 Sal WAS NOW 1990 Mazda RX7 Convertible 1992 Nissan 240 SX Loaded Leather Sun Roof QUALITY TRUCKS 1986 Mazda Pickup Reg Cab 1990 Mazda B2200 Super Cab 4 Manual 1990 Ford Aerostar Van 6 Auto Fully 1991 Ford F150 Supercab Auto 1989 GMC 1500 Reg Cab 8 Call Now 6061001 110 Hwy 81 East 30 Next to Biockbubtei
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