Overall pleased w/vechicle. Problems
with transmission module and wiper
modulation problem. Corrected under
warranty. Unfortunately there was a
wiring short somewhere passed the
distributor that immediately stranded
the unit. If on a major interstate it
would have been a real safety issue. 5
year free towing got it to the dealer
where repair bill was $600 - just out
of warranty. Good national customer
service. Local dealer service leaves
something to be desired.
Very Strong Motor and Starter. Easily
pulls a small trailer. Good A/C.
Interior fabric very durable. Still
like new. Roomy cargo area when rear
seats are lowered. Sharp exterior!
Jerky transmission. Brakes sometimes
feel mushy, especially in wet weather
or under pressure of emergency stop.
Very poor fuel ecomomy in city. Very
noisy car. Aftermarket (i.e. ugraded)
speakers were of little use. Clock is
Bought new after my '99 durango was
totaled. Never had it back to dealer
for anything. Oil changes and a new
battery have been it. No squeaks,
rattles nothing. Very smooth power,
added a flowmaster muffler and k&n
filter, no problems. Gas mileage is
typical, even better then most. Durango
was 11 at best mpg. Ford explorer 4.o
was at 14. Isuzu is at 16-19 mpg.
Depreciation is only setback. Shouldn't
be considering they built the rodeo for
honda as a passport. Best vehicle I'vve
owned for no problems in 20 years.
Power, and torque. 6 disc changer in
dash. Still fresh body style after 4
Easier backseat fold down process.
Louder stereo, 500 watts and a sub
would be nice.
This is one of the more attractive
SUV's and I am pleased with it's
performance though it does have some
issues. One happens to be the wind
noise when driving on the highway.
Another issue is the climate controls,
they seem as though they belong in my
old GEO. On an overall scale of 1 to
10, it gets a 5.
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