by kristen0quick on Sep 12, 2010 Vehicle: 1992 Isuzu Rodeo
My Rodeo never backs down whether its 100+ degree weather in the downtown gridlocked traffic, or up in the hills four-wheeling. This is by far the most fun and most reliable vehicle I have ever owned - although Ken's comment about the lug nuts is 100% accurate - I recently replaced all of my lug nuts after putting new tires on. The tire guy had to cut 3 of the studs to remove one tire. Only other thing that we had trouble with was a bad fuel injector. $65, a couple hours and one very hot parking lot later, he was up and running like the champ he is! This truck will be passed on to my kids for sure!
by florida on May 12, 2009 Vehicle: 1992 Isuzu Rodeo
let's see -4 cyl, 5 speed - drove across the US 4 times (east/west) 4 times north/south, and used as a daily vehicle from early '93-2000. Had 150k miles when moved to central america with it. Abused this perfect truck for 4 years on rock roads and pure dust. SOld it in '04 w/ over 250k miles to a friend who gave it some needed care on suspension and it is still going today! NEVER failed - can't say enough - only one flaw was the funky wheels - lugs with springs (which one tire shop in florida left off causing tires to nearly come off on highway) - getting flats in central america was no fun having to find those springs/lock washers at night in the dirt !
by TwoNames on Feb 19, 2009 Vehicle: 1992 Isuzu Rodeo
Once I had it aligned with new off road tires all around, this 5 speed manual shift wagon has really been the best of all vehicles. I photograph all the time and being able to drive in deserts and snow country, lived in both all across the U.S., has been easy. I had a 1950s Land Rover 109 that was a beast compared to this Rodeo. For all around daily use, short trips and cross country it's been above the others.
by BENNELAU on Jul 14, 2005 Vehicle: 1992 Isuzu Rodeo
This was the most fun, reliable vehicle I have owned. We had it for 8 years and took it everywhere! It was very capable in 4WD! We had many a Moab, Utah trip in it. Sorry to see Isuzu discontinued them in 04!
by good rodeo on Dec 27, 2003 Vehicle: 1992 Isuzu Rodeo
When i first bought this car i loved
it and i still love it now. It is
definatly one of the best SUV's of its
time. Very minor problems over the
years, one of them was the freeze
plugs rusted but my son fixed it in
his autoshop class, it only costed him
$5. the engine now has 176k miles on
it and it still runs like it did when
i drove it off the lot.
by bptravler on Nov 12, 2003 Vehicle: 1992 Isuzu Rodeo
I have over 200,000 miles on this truck
with almost no major repairs. At
160,000 it did finally need a new
clutch. Motor is all original (minus
spark plugs and oil). Never been
rebuilt. Body is rust free, original
paint. This has been the most reliable
vehicle I have ever owned and also the
longest (10 years). I wish it had a
little more power but otherwise love
this truck. It has never left me
stranded, I have towed quite a bit with
it and it always gets us home.
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