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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.
Isuzu Rodeo Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Isuzu Rodeo

  • The runt of the midsize SUV litter. Pick it only if you have a soft spot in your heart for Isuzu.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Stylish interior, rugged exterior, roomy rear seat.

  • Cons

    Disconnected steering feel, lousy 4WD button placement.

  • What's New for 2000

    The Rodeo marches into the 2000 model year with an aggressive exterior restyle, a collection of ergonomic and quality improvements and interior upgrades.

Full 2000 Isuzu Rodeo Review

What's New for 2000

The Rodeo marches into the 2000 model year with an aggressive exterior restyle, a collection of ergonomic and quality improvements and interior upgrades.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Too bad isuzu stopped making

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Vehicle: 2000 Isuzu Rodeo LSE 4dr SUV

I bought this new in 2000. It now has 125K miles and purs like a kitten. Feels the bumps in the road more than some other SUV's and that's because the Rodeo was built on a truck frame. I understood this when I bought it. The Rodeo came with a 10 year 100,000 mile warranty. Try to find that today. You may get a 5 year 100K mi but nobody wants to go 10 years. Other than the usual maintenance wear and tare stuff my Isuzu had been great. I think this year I'll replace the sound system and look for some new rims. It has great reaction and control and also great pick-up.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful


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Vehicle: 2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4dr SUV 4WD

The ride is bumpy, front seat does not go back far enough from the steering wheel. My rodeo is one of the recalls for the undercarriage. Part of the frame that supports the tire underneath broke off, the vehicle started to rock as though i was in a tornado or caught in a wind storm. i lost control nearly had a wreck someone or myself could have been hurt or killed. I was told that Isuzu have gone out of business and I am responsible for the repairs. Any suggestions.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful


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Vehicle: 2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4dr SUV

With a forward thinking grill design and overall body shape, this doesn't look like a 10 year old mid-sized SUV sitting in my driveway. Bought over a year ago, I've put 30,000 miles on it...bringing the total to 161K. Major repair was a throttle body when idling issues appeared but has been running perfectly ever since. 200K shouldn't be a problem. Overall a really good purchase for a safe vehicle that me, the kids and the dog enjoy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Izusu's best years...

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Vehicle: 2000 Isuzu Rodeo LSE 4dr SUV

Our family has owned our Rodeo since new and as of 01/2010 it has 81400 miles and the only thing we had done was the fuel pump had to be replaced in 07 (under warranty), but it has outlasted all our cars and trucks. I love that its soo strong and reliable, I'm not sure if i will ever find a vehicle like it again or if they even make them anymore. I think the 1999- 2009 Isuzu our one of the best SUV made. So wish i could find a used one at the right price, would buy it in a minute.

10 years and still running

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Vehicle: 2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4dr SUV

I bought my Rodeo new in 2000, that was 10 years ago. It now has over 156k miles on it. Aside from normal maintenance, I have only had 400.00 repair of a leaking plug on transmission. at 150k, the brake pads still had 30% wear left - incredible. Its still spunky, and has enuf power. Cd changer went out - I hear that is common. Too bad resale at this point is not real good - at KBB prices, it will be a great deal for someone should I decide to part with it.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Got knocked out of gear

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Vehicle: 2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 4dr SUV

I love my Rodeo, but it was easily knocked out of gear by a 2 yr old while it was not running and keys were out. It went rolling with her in it as I tried to jump in and stop it I lost my grip and fell under. Crushed my left side. How could this have happened? usually have to step on brake to move gear shift.

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Looking for a bit of help. My wife's 2000 automatic Isuzu Rodeo will not shift past 2nd. It drives great shifts as she accelerates etc but will not shift beyond 2nd, and just increases the rpm's. If s...

Recently, my 2000 Rodeo has started stalling out at random stoplights and stop signs (mostly when I take my foot off the brake to start going again). We put in fuel injection cleaner, cleaned the thro...

I just moved from Georgia to California. California requires a license plate in the front. Unfortunately, ISUZU does sell a license plate bracket for ISUZU RODEO 2000 - Has anybody run into a simila...

Gas Mileage


  • 18
  • cty
  • 21
  • highway
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