Even Motor Week, in its latest Retro Review, took note of that. The Amigo also came powered by an optional 3.2-liter V6 with a decent 205 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque and paired to a five-speed manual. Combined with 4WD, this engine-gearbox combo was the way to go, though the price tag was nearly $24,000. Adjusted for inflation that’s nearly $37,000. Come to think of it, that’s about what Jeep is charging for a new Wrangler today
. But the Amigo, like Isuzu, didn’t make it. One reason was a serious damage to its reputation when the Trooper SUV began tipping over because it was too top-heavy, but that’s another story for another time.