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Isuzu Rodeo Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 205 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Isuzu Rodeo

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Stylish interior, rugged exterior, roomy rear seat.

  • Cons

    Disconnected steering feel, lousy 4WD button placement.

  • What's New for 1999

    Isuzu juggles minor standard and optional equipment for 1999, making items from last year's S V6 preferred equipment package standard on the LS, and last year's LS equipment standard on a new trim level called LSE.

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Customer Reviews

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Like a timex, takes a

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Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4dr SUV

I bought my '99 Rodeo in 2000 with exactly 30k miles on it. I am now at almost 350k miles. This is my 2nd Rodeo. At 100k miles, I had to replace the clutch for $1100. That is probably my biggest complaint about the Rodeo. GM built the engine, and clearly they wanted to insure repair costs were ridiculously high. Even to change the thermostat requires removing the manifold pushing the cost at a shop to over $150. On most cars, replacing an $7 thermostat takes all of 5 min and a screwdriver. I also had the rear diff assy replaced at about 150k miles. Bought one used for $500, been fine ever since. My Rodey blows 4Runners, etc away going up I-70 to the mountains every weekend.




1999 rodeo "the best"

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Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4dr SUV

Bought my 99 Rodeo about 7 years ago "used" with 30K miles. Been the BEST Auto I have ever had and I have owned many ...... !! Serviced and changed oil regularly as scheduled. Now has over 135,000 miles and still runs great and is nice and tight. Only repairs made during my 105k ownership aside from tires & brakes is a starter replacement and gasket leak to sealed transmission about $400.00 cost. and a couple of batteries. Made many long trips it is a pleasure to drive. Average Hwy 21 mpg at 70 & 75 miles an hour. Wish I could find another with lower miles would buy it in a heart beat ..... You gotta shoot-em to kill - em ..... Great Mid-Size SUV ... !!




Great car!

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Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4dr SUV

I bought my Rodeo brand new in 1999. I have had it almost 10 years now. I have been very consistent with maintaining the vehicle. I get the oil changed every 3k miles. I had it tuned up at 50k and 100k miles. I now have 139k miles on it. I am starting to have to replace things. I expect this with a car that is almost 10 years old and has high mileage. It was not fun to replace the air compressor this week! However, how long should one last? At least I don't have a car payment! :)




I wouldn't drive anything else

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Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4dr SUV

I got it when my base model 96 rodeo was dying (almost 300000 miles), and it was everything I wanted in a vehicle. I love how it still feels like a truck instead of a car and it gets up and goes in a pinch. The 5 speed is greatly welcome. My gas gage is one of the few that still works, but it burns oil and its fuel pump is dying. But it's got great room and is fun on long road trips with my friend.




Loving my rodeo

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Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4dr SUV

I absolutely love my Isuzu Rodeo. I really never wanted a 4-door SUV because I didn't like the looks. I have not had one problem in over the year I've had it. I bought it with 139,000 miles, and it now has over 148,000. It drives like it's 2 years old, and never seems to let me down. I'm thinking about getting an Isuzu Ascender after this one bites the dust.




Good times some of the

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Vehicle: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4dr SUV

Bought the Rodeo used with 70,000 miles on it in 02. I put on 70,000 in 6 years -- I had to take the car in a couple of times to the Isuzu mechanic for factory recalls, which is cool because it's free and the fluctuating gas gauge and broken gas pedal were starting to get to me. Other than that nothing major. A/C needs recharging every 3 years ($40 a pop -- not bad). And as for the squeaking this car notoriously does, I just took mine in to get every bolt tightened and the squeaks are gone. Should only cost you about $50 if the mechanic is as honest as mine. Ha!



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What's New for 1999

Isuzu juggles minor standard and optional equipment for 1999, making items from last year's S V6 preferred equipment package standard on the LS, and last year's LS equipment standard on a new trim level called LSE.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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