by powderbud on Feb 25, 2013 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.
by RJP on Jan 7, 2010 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 ... !!
by kleeper on Jun 17, 2009 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! :)
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.