The 2008 Isuzu i-370 is the larger version of the trucks that Isuzu sells. In fact it is one of only three models of vehicle that this company still sells stateside, period. The truck is a compact-midsize vehicle that would be comparable to the GMC Canyon or the Chevy Colorado. This probably shouldn't come as a surprise, because the i-370 was developed jointly with GMC.
The i-370 is the more powerful of the two trucks that Isuzu manufactures and can be purchased in extended or crew cab configurations, and also has an optional Insta-Trac 4wd system. These options play heavily in its favor. The smaller a truck is, the worse it has been selling in recent years, with true compact models sales dipping significantly. They just don't have enough work capability to be a viable truck for most people. However, the option of getting an extended or crew cab, and being able to have four wheel drive make the i-370 more useful on the jobsite.
While this is a lower priced truck and is obviously not a luxury model, you can still get most of the creature comforts you have come to expect in a vehicle for 2008. Air, MP3 stereo, keyless entry, tilt, cruise, and power windows, doors, and mirrors all come standard on the truck. You can also purchase the comfort package which will bring in such items as heated seats and leather. Unfortunately, many are looking to have the interior of their trucks as luxurious as the interior of their SUVs these days, and that just isn't going to happen on this model.
The engine is okay for a midsize truck. With its inline five, it delivers around 242 hp. For those buying a midsize rather than a full size truck, it is possible that they realize they aren't going to need the extra power, and that's fine. The obvious trade off is that you are going to get better gas mileage in this vehicle than you would in most V6 trucks, and better than the V8 trucks that are out there. However, if you are looking for a smaller truck that can still be a powerful work vehicle at the same time, there are other models out there that can fulfill that role better. Many foreign automakers can make quite viable trucks for a number of purposes, but the American truck still remains supreme for a sturdy work vehicle.
A large part of making the decision on what truck to purchase comes down to what you're going to use it for. If you want it because you occasionally need to haul larger items around in a truck bed, but still want a vehicle small enough and efficient enough on gas to drive around the city, then the 2008 Isuzu i-370 could be a very good selection for you. On the other hand, if you need a powerful work vehicle in a small package, there are other options that may suit your needs better. Just decide exactly what you are looking for in your vehicle before you buy, and you should be fine.