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Very Nice
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By Douglas
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LSE 4dr SUV 4WD


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This has been a pleasant purchase for me. As an owner of only small cars before I was not sure if I would like this vehicle but I have. I have had a few things repaired (all under warranty) and have no real major complaints. It's fun and comfortable to drive but not nearly as stable as a car. I never do anything abrupt for fear of losing control. Excellent in the snow and off road. Has a great stereo. even though it had to be replaced once. Have gone coast to coast with no problems.


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You get what you pay for
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By JenniferD
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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Until November 2003, I loved my Rodeo.
It ran like a dream, with just
minor irritations. Upon taking it
in for a regular oil change, the
dealership informed me that at 38000
miles, the entire engine needed to be
replaced. They admitted that it was
caused by a flaw in the design.

At 50K, it was towed in for an
electrical short that made the car
completely stop on a busy road. The
dealership made the problem worse. Now,
electrical problems cause
cruise control to turn on randomly. The
dealership will not support me, Isuzu
Corporate will not support me. Time for
a trade-in.


Best Features

Handled snow beautifully. I loved the control from the manual transmission


Worst Features

Not the least bit reliable, no support from dealership. Sparse locations of dealership makes a huge inconvenience for getting it serviced. Every out-of-the-ordinary dealership visit was a multi-visit to fix the same problem. Not worth the hassle or the aggravation.


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2000 Rodeo
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By timmy
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4dr SUV 4WD


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This vehicle looses about one quart of
oil every 500-1000 miles and all the
mechanics I've talked to say this is
normal. So if you don't feel like
counting miles to change oil, this is
not the car for you.


Best Features

really like look of vehicle.


Worst Features

fix the oil problem on the rodeos


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Do not recomend.
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By sunshinegal
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4dr SUV


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My Isuzu has had an engine clicking
noise since day one. I have used
premium gas, had mechanics look at
it... no fixing it. Recently have had
to get the fuel pump replaced, new AC
compressor and evaporator coil, back
windshield wiper. All of which not
covered by warranty. Go figure. The
dealsership we bought from, went out of
buisness- the one we went to after
that, also went out of buisness so now
i get services at Honda, because they
have the passport. I am still having
mechanical problems with the car. The
car stalls intermentantly and then when
re-cranked it stalls when the vehicle
is put in drive or reverse. Very
unreliable. Do not reccomend.


Best Features

Cd player with front mount changer. Cargo room.


Worst Features

reliablilty, need better dealerships


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Still running strong....
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By Quincunx
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 4dr SUV


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I bought this truck with about 11k
miles on it, and I'm now at about 78k.
Other than the fuel gauge giving up the
ghost about 10k miles ago, I've had no
major problems. Whether highway, city,
or off-road, gas mileage stays steady
at about 19.5 mpg. Compared to others
in its price range (Xterra, etc.) the
Rodeo seemed more solidly built. My
fiancee and I have owned several Isuzus
and have been quite satisfied with each
one. I plan on keeping it quite a
while yet! I would certainly consider
buying another.


Best Features

Great looks, very good off-road ability, excellent cargo space (our 111- pound pup just LOVES it), and comfortable interior.


Worst Features

Mileage could be improved, but it's far from the worst in this department. Ride is indeed quite trucklike compared to a CR-V (for example), but that's what I wanted! The rear gate/window combination can be a little awkward at times, but not frequently enough to have a major impact.


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