I have put over 35K miles on my Rodeo in less than 2 years. I love this SUV. It is comfy, roomy, and economical. 95K miles currently and still going real strong with no signs of slipping. I would buy another no problems here.
Interior and attractive exterior.
Inside noise is a bit high, improve on the weatherstripping and road noise. ABS light comes on and off too- brakes work great though.
My wife and I decided to purchase a Rodeo after looking at several other SUVs. The major reason we decided on it was that it was the only vehicle we could agree on. In my opinion (which my wife gave me permission to have), it is the most muscular and attractive SUV ever built. The 3.2L V6 is not an astounding powerplant, but it is lively and reliable; it makes plenty of torque for light-duty towing and trips up the canyon, but it won't set any speed records. We have been very pleased with the simple and intelligent layout of the interior and the seats are supportive on long drives. Look for a Rodeo in a lighter color to really see the muscular fender flares and appreciate the design.
Our Rodeo has the Intelligent Suspension Management, an option I never would have sought out. I am very impressed with the way that the suspension adjusts to maintain composure under heavy loads.
I would love to have seen a 5-speed auto available, but I would settle for one of the last Rodeos which were available with a 250-HP 3.6L V6. The extra ponies would be welcome.
Great mid-size SUV. No problems with the car after 5 years of owning it. Very smooth drive and very reliable. The only drawback is the fact that there's a lot of noise in the cabin and of course it consumes more fuel that I would like to but it is the price we pay for an SUV.
Have had this Rodeo since new, now almost 90k miles. Other than normal maintenance items, brakes and an intake gasket, this truck has been great. Still runs strong and honestly, was looking at something new, but nothing runs better than this. This was my third Isuzu, 2 Troopers and the Rodeo. Sorry Isuzu has given up on the US marketplace.
Great car. Recently had a brake check at 35,000 miles and the mechanic said they were like new. Had to replace a belt at $65.00. Had a computer problem recently (car didn't know it was cold when starting and the engine would bog). That cost me $500. Other than that the car has been perfect and extremely reliable.
I feel safe in my car. I like the room in the back - the fold down seat for more space, and the ability to take passengers easily.