2000 ISUZU RODEO

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236,200 Miles
78,273
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 236200
Color: EBONY
Body Style: SUV
Doors: 4
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 3.2L V6 24V MPFI DOHC
Drive Train: RWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Huntsville, AL
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Option & Equipment

4-wheel ABS Brakes
AM/FM stereo
Body-colored grille
Bucket front seats
Cargo area light
Cargo tie downs
Cassette player with auto-reverse
Center Console: Full with covered storage
Clock: In-dash
Cloth seat upholstery
Coil rear spring
Cruise control
Cupholder
Curb weight: 3,896 lbs.
Door reinforcement: Side-impact door beam
Double wishbone front suspension
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
Flip forward cushion/seatback rear seats
Floor mats: Carpet front and rear
Front and rear suspension stabilizer bars
Front Head Room: 38.9"
Front Hip Room: 52.2"
Front Independent Suspension
Front Leg Room: 42.1"
Front reading lights
Front Shoulder Room: 56.3"
Front Ventilated disc brakes
Fuel Capacity: 21.1 gal.
Fuel Consumption: City: 16 mpg
Fuel Consumption: Highway: 21 mpg
Fuel Type: Regular unleaded
Gross vehicle weight: 4,950 lbs.
Heated driver mirror
Heated passenger mirror
Independent front suspension classification
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Manual front air conditioning
Max cargo capacity: 81 cu.ft.
Multi-link rear suspension
Overall height: 66.5"
Overall Length: 177.5"
Overall Width: 70.4"
Passenger Airbag
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote passenger mirror adjustment
Power windows
Privacy glass: Light
Rear area cargo cover: Roll-up
Rear Head Room: 38.3"
Rear Hip Room: 52.8"
Rear Leg Room: 35.0"
Rear Shoulder Room: 56.3"
Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
Regular front stabilizer bar
Remote power door locks
Rigid axle rear suspension
Roof rack
Silver styled steel rims
Spare Tire Mount Location: Underbody
Speed-proportional power steering
Split rear bench
Steel spare wheel rim
Suspension class: Regular
Tachometer
Three 12V DC power outlets
Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
Torsion bar front spring
Total Number of Speakers: 6
Urethane shift knob trim
Urethane steering wheel trim
Variable intermittent front wipers
Vehicle Emissions: Federal
Wheel Diameter: 16
Wheel Width: 7
Wheelbase: 106.4"

Recalls & Defects

VIN 4S2CK58W4Y4300498 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information


Information about Dealer

routine maintenance

5
Malcolm Tully on 11/22/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

excellent service. pleased with the service i received at LanderMcClarty Nissan

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
3.8
  Based on 51 reviews

Too bad Isuzu stopped making the Rodeo

4.9
briantwomey on 04/05/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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 bought this new in 2000. It now has 125K miles and purs like a kitten. Feels the bumps in the road more than some other SUV's and that's because the Rodeo was built on a truck frame. I understood this when I bought it. The Rodeo came with a 10 year 100,000 mile warranty. Try to find that today. You may get a 5 year 100K mi but nobody wants to go 10 years. Other than the usual maintenance wear and tare stuff my Isuzu had been great. I think this year I'll replace the sound system and look for some new rims. It has great reaction and control and also great pick-up.

Disappointed

1.5
taylor on 08/29/2010

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

The ride is bumpy, front seat does not go back far enough from the steering wheel. My rodeo is one of the recalls for the undercarriage. Part of the frame that supports the tire underneath broke off, the vehicle started to rock as though i was in a tornado or caught in a wind storm. i lost control nearly had a wreck someone or myself could have been hurt or killed. I was told that Isuzu have gone out of business and I am responsible for the repairs. Any suggestions.

Reliable

3.9
deckards on 02/17/2010

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

With a forward thinking grill design and overall body shape, this doesn't look like a 10 year old mid-sized SUV sitting in my driveway. Bought over a year ago, I've put 30,000 miles on it...bringing the total to 161K. Major repair was a throttle body when idling issues appeared but has been running perfectly ever since. 200K shouldn't be a problem. Overall a really good purchase for a safe vehicle that me, the kids and the dog enjoy.

Izusu's best years...

4.6
jays cars on 01/22/2010

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

Our family has owned our Rodeo since new and as of 01/2010 it has 81400 miles and the only thing we had done was the fuel pump had to be replaced in 07 (under warranty), but it has outlasted all our cars and trucks. I love that its soo strong and reliable, I'm not sure if i will ever find a vehicle like it again or if they even make them anymore. I think the 1999- 2009 Isuzu our one of the best SUV made. So wish i could find a used one at the right price, would buy it in a minute.

10 years and still running strong

4.8
Dale Fieber on 01/08/2010

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 my Rodeo new in 2000, that was 10 years ago. It now has over 156k miles on it. Aside from normal maintenance, I have only had 400.00 repair of a leaking plug on transmission. at 150k, the brake pads still had 30% wear left - incredible. Its still spunky, and has enuf power. Cd changer went out - I hear that is common. Too bad resale at this point is not real good - at KBB prices, it will be a great deal for someone should I decide to part with it.

got knocked out of gear

3.9
Kim McGlamery on 11/18/2009

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

I love my Rodeo, but it was easily knocked out of gear by a 2 yr old while it was not running and keys were out. It went rolling with her in it as I tried to jump in and stop it I lost my grip and fell under. Crushed my left side. How could this have happened? usually have to step on brake to move gear shift.

I love this SUV

4.9
mztalker19 on 08/13/2009

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 have a family of five now and we need a van. I am going to hate to see my truck go. It has been so good to me. I have made multiple trips to Missouri from Michigan in this truck. I have not had any problems with this truck. Helpful reminders is to make sure you tighten the gas cap past three clicks and keep oil in it is about all. I have noticed that the oil tends to burn a little quicker than other vehicles BUT it doesn't leak it. Has never been a big deal. I am VERY impressed with this truck and whomever buys it from me is going to be happy! Good luck, you won't regret it.

Bad, Bad Bad.

1.4
lalas on 02/21/2009

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

This is the worst SUV anyone can have. I bought my rodeo used and after a few days I had the CHECK ENGINE light on whenever the gas tank is not full. The gas gauge keeps moving to the direction of what turn I make, and to add insult to injury, the engine sounds like you have your foot on the gas even when you have it in park.

Reliable

3.6
joe on 11/06/2008

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

I bought the used vehicle with 127,000 miles on it, and it runs great and has been very reliable. I've had no mechanical problems or anything major. The engine is strong, has no leaks, and is very clean. The only disappointment I have is that it drives like a minivan and doesn't take sharp turns smoothly. The tires were wearing unevenly till I adjusted the camber.

Still Going!

4.1
smeeks1 on 05/02/2008

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

I have 118,000 miles and weve been through a lot together! When I first purchased it (had 15k miles) it had an engine switch problem, dealer had to have it towed in to repair. At about 90,000 miles I experienced electrical issues with my AC, I have to jiggle it for it to be extra cold. This does use a lot of oil for some reason, I change it religiously 2800 miles. This is my first car, I think its very easy to handle. I whip it around quite easily and never get that "tipping" feeling. The design still looks pretty good for an 8yr old car. I plan on keeping my rodeo until it dies and I dont think thats anytime soon. I would recommend it overall. Its really fun to drive, great visibility too!

Overall

4.8
answerinstl on 04/19/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

I have put over 35K miles on my Rodeo in less than 2 years. I love this SUV. It is comfy, roomy, and economical. 95K miles currently and still going real strong with no signs of slipping. I would buy another no problems here.

Best Looking SUV

4.4
Chris on 02/17/2006

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

My wife and I decided to purchase a Rodeo after looking at several other SUVs. The major reason we decided on it was that it was the only vehicle we could agree on. In my opinion (which my wife gave me permission to have), it is the most muscular and attractive SUV ever built. The 3.2L V6 is not an astounding powerplant, but it is lively and reliable; it makes plenty of torque for light-duty towing and trips up the canyon, but it won't set any speed records. We have been very pleased with the simple and intelligent layout of the interior and the seats are supportive on long drives. Look for a Rodeo in a lighter color to really see the muscular fender flares and appreciate the design.

Great SUV

4.1
Fernando on 01/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Great mid-size SUV. No problems with the car after 5 years of owning it. Very smooth drive and very reliable. The only drawback is the fact that there's a lot of noise in the cabin and of course it consumes more fuel that I would like to but it is the price we pay for an SUV.

Excellent

4.6
catcher10us on 12/01/2005

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

Have had this Rodeo since new, now almost 90k miles. Other than normal maintenance items, brakes and an intake gasket, this truck has been great. Still runs strong and honestly, was looking at something new, but nothing runs better than this. This was my third Isuzu, 2 Troopers and the Rodeo. Sorry Isuzu has given up on the US marketplace.

Love my Rodeo

3.9
Laurie on 11/10/2005

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

Great car. Recently had a brake check at 35,000 miles and the mechanic said they were like new. Had to replace a belt at $65.00. Had a computer problem recently (car didn't know it was cold when starting and the engine would bog). That cost me $500. Other than that the car has been perfect and extremely reliable.

Very Nice

3.9
Douglas on 05/03/2005

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

This has been a pleasant purchase for me. As an owner of only small cars before I was not sure if I would like this vehicle but I have. I have had a few things repaired (all under warranty) and have no real major complaints. It's fun and comfortable to drive but not nearly as stable as a car. I never do anything abrupt for fear of losing control. Excellent in the snow and off road. Has a great stereo. even though it had to be replaced once. Have gone coast to coast with no problems.

You get what you pay for

2.9
JenniferD on 09/07/2004

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

Until November 2003, I loved my Rodeo. It ran like a dream, with just minor irritations. Upon taking it in for a regular oil change, the dealership informed me that at 38000 miles, the entire engine needed to be replaced. They admitted that it was caused by a flaw in the design. At 50K, it was towed in for an electrical short that made the car completely stop on a busy road. The dealership made the problem worse. Now, electrical problems cause cruise control to turn on randomly. The dealership will not support me, Isuzu Corporate will not support me. Time for a trade-in.

2000 Rodeo

3.3
timmy on 09/02/2004

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

This vehicle looses about one quart of oil every 500-1000 miles and all the mechanics I've talked to say this is normal. So if you don't feel like counting miles to change oil, this is not the car for you.

Do not recomend.

3
sunshinegal on 08/16/2004

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

My Isuzu has had an engine clicking noise since day one. I have used premium gas, had mechanics look at it... no fixing it. Recently have had to get the fuel pump replaced, new AC compressor and evaporator coil, back windshield wiper. All of which not covered by warranty. Go figure. The dealsership we bought from, went out of buisness- the one we went to after that, also went out of buisness so now i get services at Honda, because they have the passport. I am still having mechanical problems with the car. The car stalls intermentantly and then when re-cranked it stalls when the vehicle is put in drive or reverse. Very unreliable. Do not reccomend.

Still running strong....

4.4
Quincunx on 06/22/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this truck with about 11k miles on it, and I'm now at about 78k. Other than the fuel gauge giving up the ghost about 10k miles ago, I've had no major problems. Whether highway, city, or off-road, gas mileage stays steady at about 19.5 mpg. Compared to others in its price range (Xterra, etc.) the Rodeo seemed more solidly built. My fiancee and I have owned several Isuzus and have been quite satisfied with each one. I plan on keeping it quite a while yet! I would certainly consider buying another.

THINK ABOUT IT!!

3.4
CAP on 06/19/2004

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

I PURCHASE MY ISUZU IN 2000 BRAND NEW IT HAS BEEN A DEPENDABLE TRUCK UNTIL MY FUEL SYSTEM NEEDED REPLACE. WARRANTY DID NOT WANT TO COVER IT. SO PLEASE DON'T PURCHASE EXTENDED WARRANTY. THE RADDLE NOISE FROM ENGINE, CD PLAYER HAS BEEN REPLACE 3X . NOW THE CD PLAYER DOESN'T WORK (EXT WARRTY DIDN'T COVER IT). BRAKES BADDDDDD!!,BACK WINDSHELD SHATTER ON IT'S OWN THE 3RD YEAR (WARRTY DIDN'T COVER BECAUSE THE WINDOW WAS TINTED) KEYLESS ENTRY FOB WORK SOME TIME MOSTLY WHEN UP VERYYYYY CLOSE TO TRUCK (REPLACE BATTERIES SEVERAL TIMES ) SO PLASE THINK ABOUT IT!!!

2000 Rodeo LS v6

3.9
LBaquiran20 on 05/31/2004

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

Bought this Rodeo brand new and I have to agree about the depreciation value. But overall the Rodeo has been very reliable and fun to drive. My wife wanted an SUV and looked at 4runners and Explorers. For the most bang for the buck we chose then Rodeo. Had the same or more options then the other vehicles for thousands less. Plus warranty can't be beat. I would recommend to anyone wanting an SUV for little money. I plan to keep for awhile so depreciation is not a real concern to me.

What a shame

1.8
Rodeo on 05/03/2004

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

I've had this truck for 4 long years. Only 70,000 miles. Problems: Trans Slip, Fuel Gauge Broke, Engine Light ALWAYS on - Dealer has no clue - ABS Light - Always on - Nobody can seem to figure out how to align my steering - Electrical system completed shorted out - hmmm is that dangerous? YES!! The only reason I keep the car is because I can't decide which is worse keep - roll the dice and keep the car for another year or take on another 5 year payment. I rate it a 2 since it still starts.

What Quality Improvement?

3
jayhawkboy on 02/13/2004

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

Honda supposedly improved Isuzu's quality issues in the late 90's. Either Honda didn't teach well, or Isuzu didn't listen. Incredible number of little things started going wrong after one year. Hood latch broke. Rear glass loose. Body panels rattling. EGR vale, fuel filter, replaced twice. Engine stall. Door hinges replaced. On and on. Some warranty items, most not. Never buy an Isuzu.

first rodeo experience

3.5
tenis_guy on 01/17/2004

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

purchased a new isuzu rodeo LS 2WD in 2000. up to recently the car has been very reliable. around 30,000 miles had problems with transmission, eventhough i have performed a transmission fluid flush, granted it was not done at the dealership as they ususally charge quite a premium. perhaps that was my fault for not taking it there in the first place. luckily, the warranty covered the repair. besides other minor problems (usual wear and tear) the car has been very reliable. the only suggested improvments consist of improved suspension (very stiff), and improved noise control. otherwise good vehicle for its price.

Leased

4
Dirk Sorkin on 01/15/2004

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

Leased for 4 years. With in this time onlu had a sensor for the chech engine go bad. The paint on the rims pealed off. Other than that it has been a good reliable vehicle.

Rodeo's rule

4.6
luckydpj on 10/25/2003

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

I have always had an Isuzu, I find the to be very long lasting and quite reliable. The Rodeo is the mid size one and it offers a lot of SUV for the dollar.

Personal Expereince w. 2000 Isuzu.

3.8
rwolfhaus on 08/16/2003

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

Overall pleased w/vechicle. Problems with transmission module and wiper modulation problem. Corrected under warranty. Unfortunately there was a wiring short somewhere passed the distributor that immediately stranded the unit. If on a major interstate it would have been a real safety issue. 5 year free towing got it to the dealer where repair bill was $600 - just out of warranty. Good national customer service. Local dealer service leaves something to be desired.

had alot of suv's this ones been best

4.6
chipface on 06/21/2003

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

Bought new after my '99 durango was totaled. Never had it back to dealer for anything. Oil changes and a new battery have been it. No squeaks, rattles nothing. Very smooth power, added a flowmaster muffler and k&n filter, no problems. Gas mileage is typical, even better then most. Durango was 11 at best mpg. Ford explorer 4.o was at 14. Isuzu is at 16-19 mpg. Depreciation is only setback. Shouldn't be considering they built the rodeo for honda as a passport. Best vehicle I'vve owned for no problems in 20 years.

Just eh...

2.9
Eric V on 06/20/2003

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

This is one of the more attractive SUV's and I am pleased with it's performance though it does have some issues. One happens to be the wind noise when driving on the highway. Another issue is the climate controls, they seem as though they belong in my old GEO. On an overall scale of 1 to 10, it gets a 5.

Humm...somebody is oicking on Isuzu

5
dyma82 on 06/04/2003

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

I have had my Isuzu for three years already, and I am really please with it performance so far. I have never had a serious problem with it. The most terrible problem I had was my rear wiper stopped working after three years of use. I found that acceptable. I found my Isuzu Rodeo really reliable and some friends of mine who own Rodeos also speak hight of it. I don't think there is any SUV out there other than Isuzu Rodeo from which you can get so much power out of a 3.2 6 cylinder engine.

This SUV has been trouble-free for me

4.5
Bob R. on 05/23/2003

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

Even though the Rodeo gets an overall bad rap by reviewers, it's given me little trouble after 39,000 miles and almost 34 months of driving. I had to have my noisy front door hinges repaired (service bulletin and quickly fixed) and I've just noticed a little tear in the front driver's cloth seat with a metal pin in view. That's it!

Nice SUV for the price

4.5
Shar on 05/12/2003

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

I think the rodeo is very good for its price, even though it has a few drawbacks, every vehicle does. The seatback latch cover fell off, the plastic peice that covers the door light came off, I do get a squeak somewhere (don't know where). The ride is a little rough, but compared to an expedition where my head hit the ceiling when i went over a pothole...its not too bad. The power is good, but not excellent. Kinda sluggish on the highway. The breaks are efficient enough, even though I get the anti lock shake, as i call it every now and again. The handling is a little on the looser side, but not enough to really make a difference.

It's just o.k.

2.6
kalex on 03/13/2003

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

I bought it because I really liked the design ( still do! ) and the 100,000 mile warranty. unfortunately, when I did have a problem with the fuel pump the warranty had just expired. Cost me $1,200. It also is burning a quart of oil every three thousand miles. Not good, considering I baby this thing.

Reliable and low operation cost

4.9
CTMIAMI on 12/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

This vehicle now has 30K miles and I have not have any problens that required repairs. It is fast and easy to drive. It is now getting a little bouncy.

I Like It

4.6
Christophe on 11/14/2002

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

I've had no problems so far, the vehicle has good power and acceleration, just plain fun to drive (especially off-road)

Excellent Mid-Range SUV

4.8
Pcolaboy on 11/03/2002

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've had my Rodeo for nearly two years now and I'm still enjoying it. It combines great looks, practical features, and SUV functions. Aside from initial dealership headaches while trying to have additonal options installed, I have had ZERO problems.

Not a bad SUV, but awful resale value

3.5
Firejay on 10/27/2002

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

Fun drive, gd pwr. 19 mpg city instlld K&N air filter, 3 mpg imprvmnt. Seats are bad for pssngrs. Drvng position bad. Premium sound system gd. Engine gd pwr, hve had engine knck frm day 1, told to use prm gas, did, knck still there. Int cabin noisy on frwy, road/wind noise. Resale value bad. $27000 new, 2 years later value $13900. Worst resale value in class. Have Explorer a year older blue booked $6000 more than Rodeo. If you dont plan on keeping Rodeo long dont buy new, buy used let someone else take huge depreciation hit. Have researched used Rodeos, market filled with low mile Rodeos cheap. Does this say something about realiability of Rodeo?

2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4WD - Ironman

4.3
twistlock on 10/08/2002

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

I checked-out the Nissan X-Terra, Jeep Cherokee and Isuzu Rodeo. Surprisingly the Rodeo was the best blend of off- road and asphalt performance. No problems in almost 3 yrs of ownership. I believe only 2 safety 'advisories (not 100% recalls)' for the 2000 model yr. Great value and low-maintenance (so far)!

Rodeo

4.3
pilot781 on 09/09/2002

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

Tires wear unevenly even after all wheel alignment. Orginal stereo needs upgraded. Rubber gas pedal fell off, but was replaced under bumper to bumper warranty.

My second Rodeo

4.4
Lane on 08/16/2002

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

I did a ton of research before I bought my latest Rodeo. My wife and I had to replace our '91 Rodeo after having driven it over 100k miles. I read consumer reports and did a lot of research on this site as well. For the money the Rodeo came out on top again. So we test drove it. Compared to everything in it's class it was the hands down winner. Best things are the great seats and the great stereo we got w/ the 6 CD changer. Worst thing is the gas milage. Doesn't get 20+ MPG at 80 MPH (DUH!).

Rodeo LS

4.9
CWS on 07/13/2002

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

A fun to drive, dependable SUV. Enjoy driving, very comfortable and a great CD system. Very good exterior and interior finish. Same quality as the Honda that we traded in on the Rodeo. Very little maintenance has kept the operating cost low.

Nhubu

5
gdf56 on 07/12/2002

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

a very good reliable car that is very attractive in price style not to mention safety because it protected me completly in a head-on

Former Rodeo Owner

1.6
dimitrisyaakov on 06/16/2002

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

The Rodeo is small( sholder room ), top heavy, has poorly thoughtout interior and exterior design. Windshield moldings had to be removed and re-glued due to excessive wind noise. The front suspension was factory bad and had to be modified to level the vehicle out. The brakes stick when a hard stop is required. The rear axle yoke had to have special grease and parts to make it function properly. There were spot weld rust through around the rear lift gate from the factory. The ride was rough. Wind, Rain and Road noise were horrable. Traveling down the road while raining you hear every drop.

Rodeo not so nice

1.9
erb on 05/29/2002

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

The ride is terrible and the transmission too.

love the rodeo

4.9
Connman27 on 04/15/2002

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 really enjoy the isuzu rodeo

2000 Rodeo

4.4
Sharon Lewis on 04/09/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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 love my Rodeo! In fact, I will buy another when I need a new vehicle.

Rodeo-4Play

4.3
4Play on 03/29/2002

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

Great SUV if you like to off-road. Very capable off the showroom, fun, sporty, and very quick!

It's Cheap & You get what you pay for

2
Dan on 03/20/2002

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

I have about 52,000 miles on my 2000 Rodeo. The ride has grown increasingly bouncy; it's now feels similar to a carnival ride. This is particularly bad, because it aggravates this vehicles rattle quotient - everything rattles. Isuzu dealers are few and far between and they act like it. My dealer was never able to identify problems (or even agree there was a problem) on the first visit making each repair a multi visit battle (I did eventually win many, but not all of the battles). Unless you absolutely can’t afford something else – I’d look elsewhere. Most any other vehicle out there is superior to this one. Run; don't walk, out of your Isuzu dealer.

It's Cheap & You get what you pay for

2
dan on 03/20/2002

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

I have about 52,000 miles on my 2000 Rodeo. The ride has grown increasingly bouncy; it's now feels similar to a carnival ride. This is particularly bad, because it aggravates this vehicles rattle quotient - everything rattles. Isuzu dealers are few and far between and they act like it. My dealer was never able to identify problems (or even agree there was a problem) on the first visit making each repair a multi visit battle (I did eventually win many, but not all of the battles). Unless you absolutely can’t afford something else – I’d look elsewhere. Most any other vehicle out there is superior to this one. Run; don't walk, out of your Isuzu dealer.

Its Better Than you Think

4.6
Steve MB on 02/27/2002

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

Izuzu gets a rap but this is a great vehicle, thouroughly enjoyable, super performance, I don't disagree with the steering comments but my explorer was far worse. Over all a great ride.



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