Truck based SUV
By Tommy on
2002 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 Hard Top 2WD 2dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)
I have driven this for 3 years now and I absolutely love it. In FL we have lots of summer rain storms where having a truck-based SUV comes in handy. It accelerates like no other SUV I have ever driven (Power speed button at your finger tip). The HP is amazing. The removable sunroofs are the best feature. Don't buy a girly car based SUV like a CR-V. Buy an Isuzu Rodeo Sport. I have driven my in laws CR-V several dozen times and it simply does not compare. I have have done nothing but routine maint. in 3 years of ownership.
Dual, removable sunroofs. Rear-wheel drive for driving in monsoon Florida rainstorms. Overall simplicity of the vehicle and the engine. This is a truck like none other on the road. Assembled in the USA in Indiana by real Americans.
The gas tank could be bigger. I get around 21 mpg, but with the super-small gas tank it feels like I take way too many trips to the gas station.