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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Isuzu Rodeo Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 120 hp @ 4600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Isuzu Rodeo

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Rear leg room, rugged styling, dual airbags

  • Cons

    Dated structure, ABS is not standard, anemic 4-cylinder engine

  • What's New for 1997

    All 4WD models get a standard shift-on-the-fly transfer case, and improvements have been made to reduce noise, vibration and harshness.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Very good, reliable truck

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S 4dr SUV

I've owned this truck for about 7 years and had no major issues of any kind. Just general maintenance, brakes, etc. Please do not save money on oil and this car may run for up to 200000 miles. Mine has approx 140000 miles, my friend has Trooper with over 200000 miles and it is still going strong. Use Castrol synthetic blend 5w/30 for your high mileage Isuzu truck.




Awesome workhorse

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Vehicle: 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S 4dr SUV

I drive a paper route 7 days a week and go through autos, however, that stopped when my hubby bought this one by mistake at the auction. 4 cylinder, manual transmission, manual everything. In the last 3.5 years all we have done are oil, brakes, and tires. I drive 89,000 rough, killer miles every year. I never worry about this one leaving me stranded, unlike our new family car. I think this one will make a million miles. Best workhorse ever!! This is the workhorse that keeps on tickin' tickin' and tickin'. I am cruel to autos on paper routes, but this one is a keeper. Best mistake purchase my hubby ever made for me. Great, great, great!



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Full 1997 Isuzu Rodeo Review

What's New for 1997

All 4WD models get a standard shift-on-the-fly transfer case, and improvements have been made to reduce noise, vibration and harshness.

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Talk About The 1997 Rodeo

1997 Isuzu Rodeo Discussions See all Started By

4wd1
4wd1
10-11-2006
My check engine light came on the other day and my Rodeo is not running right. When I called my local dealership they told me that they wouldn't work on my truck because it is a 1997. What am I suppo...


jgschmitz
jgschmitz
11-27-2007
1997 Rodeo 3.2 4WD 100K Location: Cordoba, Argentina...


cdnoverhaul
cdnoverhaul
07-12-2009
I would like to know if you could suggest a source of supply for the front frame cross member for a 1997 Isuzu rodeo. The Rad support went, and the front cross member seems "crispy" and in n...



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