After ten years of ownership, I still
look forward to driving my Rodeo. It
still runs great and looks like new. I
used the 4WD on many occasions in the
NM desert and mountains and it peformed
very well. I had only a couple problems
early on, but warranty took care of
them. It performs well on the highway,
I like the high seating position and
great visibility. I wish everything
worked as reliably as my Isuzu. I have
seen nothing on the market that would
tempt me to trade it off.
Comfortable, form-fitting seats.
Strong throttle tip-in. Plush
upholstery for a SUV. Lots of cargo
Relocate radio control higher on the
stack. Add cup holders.
I bought this vehicle new. So far I've
only had to replace the clutch in over
180,000 miles. Besides the usual
(tuneups, brakes, etc.)it has performed
flawlessly. I've had it in places that
are like the surface of the moon with
out incident. Very reliable and tough.
I bought my Rodeo new in 1993 and have
200,000 miles on her. She has run like
a dream with only one new clutch and
routine maintenance. The large cargo
area with a drop-down rear allow
hauling I never thought I could do
without a pickup truck.
One drawback is the 1993 model seemed
to have terrible paint jobs. Every '93
Rodeo has the paint worn away on the
hood and roof.
My favorite feature is the drop down
back for hauling large items. They
should all be made that way. 5-speed
I've read the new Rodeos don't have the
drop-down back end. I wanted to buy a
new Rodeo, but this design change is
causing me to have second thoughts.
Also, it's difficult finding the 5-
speeds and they aren't made in the LS