2002 ISUZU RODEO LS

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$6,321
$1,016
above average
108,004 Miles
11,821
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 108004
Color: WHITE
Body Style: SUV
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 6 Cyl
Drive Train: 4X4
Fuel: GAS
Location: Everett, WA
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Option & Equipment

Air Conditioning
CD / Audio Inputs
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Options
Rear Window Defrost

Notes

This model has many valuable options -Heated Mirrors -Security System -Keyless Entry -Power Windows -Cruise Control -Roof Rack Automatic Transmission On top of that, it has many safety features NHTSA 5 Star Crash Rating!Please don't hesitate to give us a call! We value you as a customer and would love the chance to get you in this great-looking 2002 Isuzu Rodeo. This superb Isuzu is one of the most sought after used vehicles on the market because it NEVER lets owners down.Rodland Real Price~ Market based pricing reviewed and updated daily to remain competitive in the marketplace. We utilize state of the art software to research market prices for all of our vehicles. You can have confidence that our prices are competitive and fair.


Recalls & Defects

VIN 4S2DM58W524320068 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information


Information about Dealer

Great experience with a new car purchase

5
Jeffw on 11/30/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Work: 5.0 Friendliness: 5.0 Pricing: 5.0 Overall Experience: 5.0

Our experience from the initial contact through purchase and delivery was exceptional. Pricing was honest and straightforward. Everyone we worked with was knowledgeable and friendly. Listened to what we wanted and very attentive throughout the entire deal. Excellent follow up even after delivery. A business that really seems focused on being part of the local community and, a place we will go back to for service, parts and future car purchases.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
  Based on 80 reviews

Great Little Rodeo!

4
LittleRodeo on 10/31/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 5

My parents bought my Isuzu Rodeo new in 2002 from the dealership. I inherited it when it hit 200,000 miles in 2010 (my mom commutes and we did a lot of road trips.) This little SUV has gone through Canyonlands National Park, back roading in Idaho, and has been an every day commuter since 2002. The 4 wheel drive has been excellent throughout the mountain west, and has been used as my vehicle to ski mountains since 2010. It currently has 262,000 miles on it, and while it's lost some power, and the check engine light is on, it seems to just keep on trucking. We treat it with a little more respect now - it doesn't go off roading as often, and I typically keep it in the Salt Lake valley. We have never had any serious maitenance- just a wheel bearing at 230,000 miles. For the cost, it has been probably the best value vehicle my husband I will ever own (and my parents for that matter). I keep saying it's time to get a new car, but it's just the little Rodeo that could... It looks like we will keep it until the end (who knows, it could have 40,000 more miles in it?!)

9 yrs old, 154K and still running strong

4.8
lynn3765 on 05/16/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this in 2002 after reading many reviews and talking to a few different owners. I've had this vehicle for 9 years and other than normal wear and tear repairs, have not had any issues. I am still getting 23 mpg on the highway; about 19 city. As long as the routine maintenance is kept up, this vehicle has been a gem.

Worth the money

4
randymarsh on 01/04/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We bought ours in 2002 new and it has been a great car for the money. Don't expect 4runner or Pathfinder comforts in these cars, but they are much cheaper. The ride is a little stiff and the interior is cheap, but positives are a fairly peppy engine and good exterior styling. These do burn oil, but if you check it regularly and top it off as needed, you should never have any problems. At 112K miles, the only issue was the ABS light coming on a couple of times around 30K miles. Make sure they are maintained (fuel filter every 30K and the previously mentioned oil burning). Transmission fluid is sealed so a lot of places can't change it, but an Amco can handle it.

Often Seen high mileage

4.8
Mountain Canuck on 10/20/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Every vehicle line has its lemons. Our Rodeo SE has been a solid and reliable all-round truck. I have been the only owner from 12 km and have beat it around in the snow and through the bush a lot. This year we picked up a 2700 lb (loaded) tent trailer for it to haul. After hauling the trailer fully loaded up a 12-15% minimum highway grade for about 40km, it didn't falter once. In fact it performed very well. Changing all fluids at the regular service intervals helps keep it going. If you are concerned about mileage, change your fuel filter. It's a $12 part and only takes 15- 20mins. Mine is changed yearly due to local delivery of poor fuel quality. Its like driving a new truck every year.

It's a Winner!

4.4
Texasgal on 08/27/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I bought my rodeo, it already had 100,000 miles on it. I am at 168,000 now and driving strong. No problems at all except had to replace tires and alternator. And I have crack in the radiator. But other than that, it is very dependable and handles well, especially on dirt, hilly roads. I just wish it got better gas mileage, only get about 260 miles per tank now. Use to get almost 300 when I first bought it.

88000+ and still running strong

4
FHFMA on 01/06/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought this SUV new after an issue with a used car we bought from the same dealer. While it wasn't our first choice for SUV I had owned a 1984 Isuzu PU with a diesel engine one of the first in the country and had great service with it. This is my wife's primary vehicle and while it avg 18mpg around town it will get 25mpg on hwy trips. It's heavy even for the V6 and autotrans accounts for less MPG. Only problem was the transmission had to be replaced at 60K due to a known factory defect. This was covered by the long warranty. Only other issue now will be the cost to replace the timing belt. Important to note this vehicle was supplied to HONDA and sold as the PILOT prior to them making one.

The worst

2.6
ruffneck1981 on 12/18/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I got this June 27,2009, this car leaks oil everywhere, it drinks gas 16 mpg. It will cost u 10 dollars a day in gas on your commute 46 miles. Am sorry I brought this SUV, can't wait to get rid of it.

2002 rodeo s

2.9
gizmosfriend on 02/12/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought used with low miles, plan jane suv 4 cyl and 5 speed manual with ac, it never let me down. I have taken it across country 2 times in hot weather and it ran cool and ac worked fine, I got about 27-28 mpg on the trips. The only thing I've done to it is put a battery and a k and n air filter on it in 4 years. It just runs and runs.

What next?

2.6
NY Mary on 01/23/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought my 2002 Rodeo in Dec. of 2002 and I had high hopes for it as I had previously owned a 1999 Rodeo. The first one had a defect in the paint that Isuzu never took care of but the car ran great. Unfortunately, my 2002 Rodeo had what started out as an oil leak that the dealership could never find and ended with a new engine having to be put in. My warranty covered everything but the inconvenience and aggravation of bringing it back each time was too much. As for the body, every time I look at it I see new dings and defects in the paint which I've grown accustomed to. The interior is cheap plastic which you're always finding mystery bits and pieces.

Not a reliable car in the long run

2.4
devon on 12/09/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car used and it was great, I loved it and everything was fine... and then it hit the 60,000 mile mark. EVERYTHING fell apart on the car. Head gasket, fuel pump, transmission, EVP, everything went on the car. The same thing happened to a family member with the same model of car. If you have one, get rid of it before the mileage gets too high or you'll end up with a couple thousand dollars worth of repairs. Even following the scheduled maintenance, and regular oil changes the car doesn't hold up.

2 year owner

4.4
CW on 05/06/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I was overall somewhat satisfied with this car. It was easy to load and unload since the floor of the cargo area was up higher than say a minivan. It was extremely reliable, who wouldn't love that?

I should have steered clear

3.3
Lean_Rabbit on 01/09/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

This Rodeo has more problems than any car I've ever owned! Burning oil, bad trasmission, brake replacement often, bad electronic everything, including the moonroof, the 6 CD changer and the master door panel, which we had to replace after owning the SUV for only a month. I loved driving it for the comfort, when I COULD drive it! Warranty doesn't cover half of this stuff! Very comfortable and roomy though.

No problems!!

5
raven166 on 07/23/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my black Rodeo LS for 5 years now. All I have had to do was buy new tires. And that was because after 5 years all tires need replacing. My Rodeo still looks and runs the same as when I bought it. I have never had a problem with this vehicle and I am very happy that I chose to buy it! It has been worth every penny. I am sorry they quit making them because I would buy another one. I will keep it forever. I might even buy a used one someday to have another one. They are so reliable, I never worry on the road that my Rodeo will break down on me or not start. I really do love it!!

Too many little things, one big problem

2.8
nateasu on 03/03/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Bought the car, was happy. Turns out the headrest was broken and wouldn't stay up. Dealership told me they'd have to unstitch the seat to get to the problem and I'd be without a car for a week. Hood had dimples in it like someone sat on it with quarters in their back pocket. 100 miles after the warranty, the CD player broke and ruined my CDs. Parking brake never really worked. Probably caused by the dealership drove around with the parking brake on because the rear brakes needed to be replaced the first time I had them inspected. Oh yeah, 4 years into owning the car, it wouldn't shift out of 1st gear. I had an emergency repair done then the manufacturer wouldn't honor the warranty. Cost me $4k.

Big Mistake!

1
Remorsed on 01/14/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Overpriced for little value. Bad resale value. Rattles and air noise is awful. Moonroof very cheap, dealer says not worth fixing. Passenger door needed fixing 3 times. Plastic parts all over the place. Car will nickel and dime you. Gas guzzler. Oh, most important, the car surges forward on its own in snowy cold weather! Dealer can't find problem, so they blew me off, 3 times! Very dangerous. Can't wait to get rid of it, but I'm upside down, big time. My daughter bought a used 2001 in 2003 and it didn't even last a year before it dropped its engine from a broken bolt, fixed that, then it blew a gasket, threw out oil, and blew the engine. We put in another engine just to unload it.

So Far So Good

4.8
bougt it used on 08/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this vehicle used with 50K on it, and it feels/runs like it's brand new. I love the exterior, and the leather interior/sunroof/all power windows, seats, etc. Handles great, when you drive it like a truck instead of a sedan. This is my first SUV, and I have to say I am very happy. Gas mileage is poor, but I expected that with the purchase. Lots of cargo room, however, people in the back seat do not have much leg room. Sound system is great, love the 6 disc changer. No problems so far (mechanically). V6 engine has good get up and go! Very quiet ride, but a little bouncy...though I have found almost all SUV's I test drove to be like that.

2002 Rodeo

4
jbauman on 07/17/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I like it a lot - and it tows 5000 pounds on level ground with no trouble at all. Hills can be a challenge, but then again, I'm at max towing capacity. Except for two nagging problems, it's been very reliable. One problem is a persisten check engine light (PO440 code, a known problem), and two failures of the accumulator piston seal on the transmission (another common problem). Both fixed under warranty.

My Experience

4.3
Kerrie Cornett on 02/17/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I love my Rodeo, but it doesn't love me. I have had it in the shop for warranty work 7 times since I bought it on November 28, 2003. It is going in this week for its eighth trip. I have had sensors go bad, the catalytic converter replaced, the transmission rebuilt, the exhaust manifold replaced, and this week its getting a new fuel pump. The clutch is tricky and there is still a knock in the rear end, but I've gotten used to that noise and learned the secrets of the clutch. I may have just gotten a lemon, but based on the amount of time that I've spent in the service lounge I wouldn't buy another Isuzu Rodeo.

I am Happy I Bought it

4.4
Happyone on 07/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Rodeo in August 2002. I must say I am really happy with it. Aside from the poor gas mileage (city), I am happy I bought it. The interior of the vehichle is cheaply built, but the power is awesome. It is really dependable and affordable.

A Very Happy New/Used Owner

5
VAV on 06/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I shopped for over six months, just looking and test-driving various SUVs, in all price ranges. My daughter and I really enjoy this classy and responsive vehicle. Go ahead and buy one. You'll be pleased.

Bullet proof

4.8
Ed Dennis on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

One of the tighest vehicles I have ever experienced. No rattles ever. This is a true 4 wheel drive vehicle, it is built on a truck frame and will go anywhere. All of the new SUV's are compromises trying to make a vehicle ride and handle like a car while it looks like a 4 WD SUV. The newer models are really cars not trucks and if you get them in to rough terrain they will leave you there. The rodeo will bring you home and in style. Absolutely no problems in 18 months.

LUV IT

4.3
beautifulj on 04/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased this vehicle 11/2003 and so far so good. I was a little apprehensive about purchasing this vehicle because of reviews that I've seen. I love the exterior look and the interior look except for a few minor things. Rides smooth & makes me enjoy being in my ride.

Mixed Feelings

3.9
Brobas on 03/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

My first Rodeo, 2000 model was taken back in a NY State Lemon Law Dispute. I received this one in trade. Overall I like the truck. Very stylish, awesome off-road ability. The dealership I bought it from has been great.

Buyer Beware

2.3
Buyerbeware on 02/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I've had my Rodeo in the shop a dozen times. The drive shaft and airbag had to be repaired 4 times each. It had begun to rattle and squeak badly. This, by the way, is not a warranty item after a year the dealer tells me. Unfortunatly, what started out as a great bargain has turned out to be a bad deal on my part. No wonder Isuzu's sales slipped over 40% last year.badly. Which, by the way, is not a warranty item after a year the dealer tells me. Unfortunalty, what started out as a great bargain has turned out to be a bad deal on my part. No wonder Isuzu's sales slipped over 40% last year.

So Far So Good...

3.9
lrdvader64 on 01/31/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Had early problems with gas mileage and computer chip programming errors. Other wise has performed well. Disappointed with the extremely soft ride and dealership where I purchased it. They have been extremely unhelpful, and have switched to a more local dealership.

2nd Rodeo I've Owned

4.4
Ron Webster on 01/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I got 300,000 miles from my '93 Rodeo. The '02 I've got has done well with not mechanical problems. Daily avergage mileage is 350 miles of city and over the highway.

The things I don't like

3.8
Auto mechanic on 11/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought a 2002 Isuzu used with about 8500 miles on it. I've had to take it to the dealership for a faulty turn signal light which turned out to be a short in the wiring, the 6 disc CD player had to be replaced( it skipped whenever it felt like it). If you like changing your own oil, the 4X4 V6 is quit challenging getting to the oil plug and filter. You will be removing a skid plate to make access to the oil plug drain possible. If you are looking for a gas saver, this ain't it. Then again which 4X4 really is? Don't forget to make sure the gas cap is all the way on, the check engine light will come on. Same for Honda Accords.

Got SUV, have snow, will ski !

4.8
Beta Carver on 11/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this SUV for a year now and I only have good things to say about it. 4WD worked well during blizzard conditions in Vermont. Suspension control is excellent when you toggle on- the-fly between sport and normal mode to adjust to road conditions (highways and dirt roads or potholes). Power button worked well in crazy North Jersey traffic. Length is short enough for getting into tight parking spots in NYC. One final note: if you drive SUVs like trucks (not like sports cars), they are very safe.

Wallow ride

4
DONNABAC on 11/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have loved this truck style for years. Have loved Isuzu forever. Have owned trucks/suv's (including Isuzu) for a long time. The ride is beyond any truck experience I've ever had. I am absolutely bounced out of the seat on less than smooth roads. the sensation is front end wallowing...not just rough.

Lemon

1.4
parkert on 10/21/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

In the shop twice for 10 days each in the first 10500 miles. Isuzu wiggled out of its warranty with the greatest of sleaze.

RODEO

4.9
JUDE on 09/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I REALLY DO LOVE THIS VEHICLE. IT IS GREAT FOR GOING OFF ROAD IN SNOW OR MUD. LAST WINTER WAS ONE OF THE SNOWIER ONES IN CT AND NOT ONCE DID I HAVE TO STAY HOME. INSTEAD WE WENT 4 WHEELING FOR CHRISTMAS AND MOUNTAIN CLIMBING ON NEW YEARS. IF IT WASN'T FOR MY RODEO WE WOULD HAVE BEEN SNOWED IN. I ALSO HAVE ROOM FOR 3 TEENAGERS,2 ADULTS, SKIIS, SNOW BOARDS AND CLOTHES. WHAT A WONDERFUL WEEKEND IN VERMONT!! THE INTERGRATED SUSPENSION CONTROL SYSTEM IS UNBELIEVABLE, THIS IS WHY I BOUGHT IT. IT FEELS LIKE A CAR BUT HANDLES ALL THE VARRIED TERRAIN. ANOTHER FEATURE I LIKE IS THE POWER BUTTON. NOT THAT THIS SUV NEEDS EXTRA POWER BUT IT HELPS IN NJ TRAFFIC.

THIS IS A GREAT SUV!

4.8
apurplesquirrel on 07/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I couldn't find a better deal than this and it has been a great choice so far! I have the '02 Rodeo LS 4WD and it looks and rides excellent! I have the factory stereo and think it is just fine, despite others poor reviews of it. The sliding sunrood and side tubes were a nice addition too. Highly recommend this one!!

Mama's Rodeo

5
Psyclingnut on 05/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

One of five dealer closeouts left on the lot, our Rodeo had 11 miles on it, and now has 2,000. GREAT family vehicle! We kayak and bike, so with the roof rack and the tow hitch, we can carry everything when we go on vacation. My wife's Rodeo is the LS with 3.2 V6, auto, Tilt Wheel, Power Windows/Locks/Mirrors, Remote Security Alarm/Door Locks, AM/FM/Cassette/6-CD In-Dash 140 watt stereo with 8 speakers, & 16" 245 tires with sharp looking alloy rims.

sporty economic import fun

4.5
Jeff Samples on 03/03/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very suprised. I have been looking for a mid-size SUV for my wife for some time now and we have had our Isuzu for a week now and our very excited. I sale pre-owned vehicles for a living and have never been in a vehicle that rode as efficient as this one. It's not the biggest and the best. But it's the best value for the $.

Sporty & Fun

4.3
TBird on 02/13/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I, like most others, checked my options before deciding on the Rodeo. Though I haven't had it long - I love it so far. It is a great size for me (however, my husband seems a bit cramped when he rides or drives it.) My only concern is that, when parking on a hill, after releasing my foot from the brake....it doesn't sound quite right. I am not sure exactly what it is, but it makes a groaning noise and rolls back a little. Having never owned an SUV, maybe that is common. I have thoroughly enjoyed my sporty mid- size and would definately recommend it to others. Great price (in comparison to others) and GREAT warranty!

Not made for bumpy roads!

2.9
golfbald70 on 01/22/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I love the way it looks after it's cleaned and the 6-Disc In dash CD is great. That's where my admiration for this 'SUV' ends. The suspension BITES! I had a persistent problem with the slip yoke. Isuzu knows admits its an engineering flaw but will not do much to fix it. No recall. The worse thing about this beautiful looking car is that it drinks gas like no bodies business. How about 12-16 mph HIGHWAY for a small V6! And I may be giving it too much credit with those estimates. My next car is going to be a Honda Civic or some hybrid. That's what this beast has done to me.

Isuzu has TERRIBLE customer service

1
nomoreisuzu on 01/10/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Called Isuzu owner relations 3 times. They are no help. Car brike down twice where we had to wait almost a week for parts. WILL NEVER BUY ONE AGAIN..

2002 Rodeo

4.3
maxell27 on 12/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 2001 Rodeo S V6 4wd and love it. It handles great and it is a true SUV, not like a car with SUV features. I loved it so much that my folks just bought a 2002 Rodeo LS 4wd. You can not beat the warranty, features and price. I wanted a SUV not a car and I am very pleased with my Rodeo. In fact so are my folks.

Better than I Expected

4.1
JPQuick on 11/17/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Pros- Build quality (rattle free!) Comfort (compliant suspension) Off road capability (4WD, limited slip) Warranty (10 years, 120k on powertrain) Financing (1.9% for 84 months!) Cons- Price / value Cloth upholstery (cheap fabric) Handling Notes- This vehicle provides a tremendous amount of feature content, but at a price. Invoice is about $4k too high. Steering response is probably a little below average for this class, but traction on the mud/snow tires is excellent. Build quality was unexpectedly good. More tightly constructed than my G35. Edmunds needs to re-evaluate this vehicle.

2000 LS-V6

3.9
olaktal on 11/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Maybe my comments will help some people with their purchase. I have a 2000 Rodeo V-6 LS. My main complaints would be rattles and ride quality. I changed the stock shocks to Monroe Sensi Tracs, huge improvement to ride and handling. I can deal with a few rattles for the excellent reliability and warranty. I do 20k miles a year and have only done oil changes. Powerful engine that goes with the fuel economy 18-21 is all I get. The Rodeo pulls trailers well and drives excellent on the highway. Factory stereo is crap, changed that immediately.

Good SUV

5
Diane C. on 10/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I test drove it, I knew that I really wanted this SUV. I love the confort, the smooth drive, I don't think it looks cheap inside...Xtera looks cheap inside. The warrinties are the best, price is good too.

honesty is the best...

4.3
Gancha on 10/23/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Vehicle is simple and strait forward. I like the controls that take the mystery out of running a vehicle. Drives well but is a little truck-like in ride. One major problem that took 2 weeks to fix centered around the ABS system. The part was on factory order... The front seats limit the back passengers leg room. Power is weak so get the bigger engine. The front seats need to go back further, so if your over 6 feet tall... Also the steering wheel should be angled higher. Beautiful to look at though. Not a bad price considering the other SUV's on the market.

my redeo

5
harleygirl on 10/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After test driving all the other suv there really was no difference in them except for the price and the warranty. The other mauf. should take lesson in standing behind there products like Isuzu offers. Maybe then the dealers would not have to pressure people into buying. There was no pressure from my dealer at all.

Solid Truck

3.9
Jeffk on 10/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Good solid truck. Interior features a little hoakie. No climate control option. No Mechanical issues.

Perfect SUV for us!

5
Emily on 10/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What are the folks at Edmunds.com talking about?! My husband and I went SUV shopping months ago, and the Rodeo by far is still a great bargain, costing thousands less than competitors. I absolutely love my SUV, and although we don't have kids yet, we still use the versatility of this SUV. I wanted a 4Runner initially, but it was a ripoff, and cramped. THIS is the SUV to buy!

Have found the love ONE

4.9
Deux on 10/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought it couple weeks ago after taking a while to do the research and compare between its class and I had come up with the final excellent decision is this SUV. You can't get the same SUV with all the standard features at this price. If you decide to buy one try to get the LSE trim, spend a little more but it worth it. The perfomance is excellent. I've try on the I-5, it came up to 110mph easily, no problem. Very comfotable drive in the leather seat. I love it!!!

Rodeo

3.3
eyesguy on 09/26/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Good driving machine a little rocky and seats are not comfortable. Cheap looking interior.

I'm Happy Now

5
MiMi on 09/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like my Rodeo. I had a '99 Camry and wanted to upgrade to a suv. Went in to look at a Trooper and drove it, then the Rodeo caught my eye cause it had a sporty look and it was loaded, so I jumped in and went for a spin and I knew it was the one.It drove like my car did,with more power, but definately a comfortable ride.

Love my Rodeo

5
Chrissy2002 on 09/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I read a lot of reviews, did test drives and comparison shoped for my truck. I finnaly decided on the RODEO. I have to tell you even when I see my friends with the Chevys and Fords with all the Bells and Whistles I still think I made a better choice. My Rodeo will far outlast and of those SUV's . Its rugged its fun to drive its dependable (Best Warranty out there) and it says a lot when you a chic like me driving one. It is an SUV that makes you enjoy driving and trying new things with it. And lets face it, the sound system is Great.....

Rodeo an excellent choice

4.9
Mervin on 09/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Owned for four months. Used mainly as an urban family hauler. Excellent reliability. Except for oil changes, no servicing required.

Nice SUV

4.8
Nowski on 09/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't believe how much power the 3.2 engine has. A recent trip to Yosemite, fully loaded down with 5 backpackers + gear, we were passing cars going uphill from Yosemite Valley up to Tuolomne Meadows at an elevation of 8400'. Air conditioner full blast, 95 degrees outdoors, sunny, smoke-filled air from forest fires, this Rodeo just took the corners and muscled up the hill faster than other Explorers, Blazers, 4Runners, Tahoes, etc. (I still got 20 mpg for the trip...not bad at all for an SUV) I'd prefer more leg room in the back, but...I guess you can't have everything.

no prolems here

4.5
k9fto on 08/22/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted another SUV and looked at a whole lot and decided on the Rodeo. I like the ride and power it has. It is bumpy like a small truck but very robust. I tow trailers with it and have had no problems. It runs flawlessly and looks good.

Nice SUV

4.3
Land on 08/07/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned a Ford Explorer prior to my Rodeo. I would rate the overall performance and ride equally, despite the much higher price tag on the Explorer. What the Rodeo gives up in space, it more than makes up for in looks, performance, pricing and warranty coveage.

Great Vehicle!

4.8
free4all on 07/30/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the 4 cylinder stick and in a flat environment it works fine. I took it in the mountains and it is way under powered. The is great looking and extemely comfortable. My next Rodeo will be a 6 cylinder.

Solid and capable

4.6
RodeoMike on 07/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I find the build quality to be fine. Not a problem yet. Very capable off road. The interior has been solid. Nothing is made cheaply. Not sure what the editors tested.

Great Vehicle for the Money

4.9
BSCox on 07/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I previously owened a 2001 Rodeo Sport and got fed up with the rattles and uncomfortable seating. Finally invested in the LS full-size model. I absolutely love it. The styling of the interior and exterior are very eye- catching and sophisicated. Smooth ride, with no rattles. I should have bought this last year. The "LS" makes a huge difference in comfort.

Isuzu Rodeo

3.5
justme30 on 07/13/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

I had this Rodeo 2000 LS 4x4 V6 3.2L manual since three years now, and 76,000 miles (mainly long rides on the hiways). They had to change some kind of bearings in the lower part of the engine, and I had to have the alternator replaced. Nothing else. But if you have this SUV, make sure you change the 4 original shocks for the Edelbrock hi-performer shocks. And make sure to verify the engine oil level frequently. It has been mostly reliable (for the price). Actually, for the price, it is a cute (exterior), roomy, and overall good SUV. But I didn't appreciate the cheap interior, especially the dash board material and the front seats confort.

RETIAL

4.9
ROSENDO DIMAS on 07/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

LOVE IT ,BEST BUY FOR MY MONEY

Best there is

5
Glenn Lin on 07/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Isuzu offers 10 years and 120,000 miles warrenty, who can beat that?

I love it!

4.9
harmsfarms on 06/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased a 02' w/ the SE package, what an attractive vehicle! Isuzu should market this line with an equal push with the LS model. Drives great, stops great and looks like a million bucks!

Rodeo

4.8
tim237 on 06/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the SUV

I'm in the blue one

4.6
jenningsm on 06/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My experiences are all good... Im slightly disappointed in the fuel economy, although it is in line with the EPA estimates (im getting 18 in town and 23 hiway) Spring for the LS... the extra features are small stuff, but they are an improvement (I didnt and wish that I did... i ended up buying some of the amenities for the cargo area and ended up spending 300 there alone)

Best Value & Warranty

3.9
TampaMike on 06/11/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my second Rodeo. Lease ended on my 98 LS, and I went shopping. Everything I liked as much or more than the Rodeo cost 10K more, comparably equipped to the LSE. My 98 LS had several recalls and bugs, but they seem to be addressed in the 02 model. I decided to purchase the 02 LSE for less cost than my 98 LS.

Happy owner

4.6
Chrome on 05/30/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Never owned an Isuzu before and was cautious before I drove one. Other than lacking in legroom (I'm 6'-3") and somewhat easily scratched interior plastic parts the car has kicked *ss. I bought the 4 cyl. manual tranny model and 99% of the time I have more than enough power and torque to do anything that needs doing. There's some windnoise at highway speeds but acceptable. Seats are the most comfortable in any of the cars I've owned. Sporty feel.

Good Value

4.6
henry on 05/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great little SUV. Lots of power and best value for the money. No need to spend $30K+ for an SUV when you can buy a Rodeo. This is my third Isuzu. My 1988 Trooper had over 212000 miles when I sold it. My 1993 Rodeo has 114,000 miles and I still love it.

Great Value for the Money

4.8
Henry on 04/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive and it has a lot of power, especially if you press the "Power" button. Appears to be a bit smaller than my 1994 Rodeo, especially in the back.

Great Value for the Money

4.8
HENRY on 04/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive and it has a lot of power, especially if you press the "Power" button. Appears to be a bit smaller than my 1994 Rodeo, especially in the back.

Best ride i've ever had

5
dexman on 04/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I picked the S model because it fit my budget. Little did I know that the S model I chose came with all of the features of the LS model, 3.2 V6 DOHC, roof rack, CD player, power window's, locks, ABS, Intelligent Suspension Control, high performance stereo, great sound system, etc..The asking price was 25k, I got it for 23k. I love it, i'd buy another. I checked all the other's in this class, glad I made this choice!!

Most bang for the buck

4.5
eskimo on 04/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had the SUV since 11/01. Has all the bells and whistles. Not a bit of trouble with 8,000 miles on it. Fun to drive, has classic SUV look that I like.

Great SUV

4.8
Lou Lou on 04/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently purchased a new 2002 LSE Rodeo! I actually went to the dealership dead set on the Axiom, but after driving the Axiom, I didn't feel it was very comfortable. I tried the Rodeo and fell in love with it! It is absolutely the most comfortable vehicle I have ever owned. I traded in a loaded 1999 Honda Accord and I like the Rodeo 10x better! It drives much smoother than the Honda did; it feels more like the ride/drive of the Toyota Camry. My mom owns the LEXUS SUV, and I actually think the ride of the Rodeo is more comfortable!

Get the Trooper

3
rlfuzz on 04/02/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I traded a completely reliable 1994 Trooper for a 1999 LS 4WD Rodeo. BIG Mistake. This thing has a problem every other month. Brakes, ABS Unit, Transmission, more squeaks and rattles than a covered wagon. I will be happy to give it back to Isuzu when my lease is up. I hate that the Trooper replacement is on a GM platform!

My 2002 Rodeo S 4X2

4.8
Brian355 on 03/30/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the car. I find it to be fun and igile to drive. Great handling on wet/snowy roads for a 2WD. It is a roomy family vehicle with plenty of cargo space. The MPG is about what I expected. I do disagree with reports of a noisy/busy ride. The ride is smooth and pretty quiet in my opinion. The light steering and tight turning radius allows easy manuvering in parking lots.

Nice Vehicle

4.5
bigbad2001 on 03/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I got the Special Edition and I love it. I have not had any big problems, except a few annoying things that the dealership fixed right away. The drive is nice, it is not like a car, but then again, I didn't buy a lexus. The engine is quiet and drive is smooth, especially with the Intelligent Suspension Control. I would have liked the interior to be a little more spacious, My friends who are 6 feet or taller have some space issues - also the moonroof takes away about 1-2 inches of headroom. The looks are definitely nice, it is black with grey lowers and grey aluminum wheels. It gets attention wherever I go.

More Bang for the Buck

4.6
Eskimo on 03/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great SUV for the price. Comparable SUVs would cost thousands more. Six months and 7,000 miles and no problems.

My Rodeo

4.9
tennisram21 on 03/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Though i have had the truck only a short while, i am totally pleased with the look and feel of it. The exterior is very rugged looking, and the interior is VERY roomy upfront. The 3.2 engine rides great on the highway, feeling very smooth at speeds 85+. Acceleration at those speeds for passing is also impressive.

Buy something else

2.4
MacGeek on 03/19/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Engine pings on all gas except 93 octane. Rear Brakes began sticking (early grab, late release) after 3000 miles. Replaced by dealer at 9300 miles because of "glazing". One week after fix symptom returned. Truck-like ride which is more harsh than it should be (I hate torsion bars). Overpriced for what it is. Uncomfortable seats although I like the my custom Classic Soft Trim two tone/perferated leather interior ordered at delivery time. I like the extra power outlets (center console and cargo area) but they are available only with key on. Should'a bought a Highlander.

Isuzu Rodeo Review

5
Robbie Sickel on 03/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is the best SUV I've ever driven. The seats are as comfortable as an old pair of shoes. The price makes it the best value in the business and the styling is superb. I Love It!!!

Great value/Great price

5
Paul Favorite on 03/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great truck

nice suv

4.4
hoy on 03/07/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

i enjoy driving it and taking freeway turns

luv my rodeo

4.6
haroldg48 on 03/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It rides a little Truck-like, but compared to other similar sized SUV's we drove, it was the best (Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, Montero). Since buying it, love it!



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