by gunner4life on Dec 8, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 2WD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)
I have owned my 01 rodeo half of its life. its been as reliable as a honda should be! it does lack horsepower no doubt. but the v6 does the job! the paint has held up and still looks great. as well as the leather seats! the only thing I can point out is the steel wheels. not a big fan of them! and as far as the recall/ rusted frame, mine has held up! always garaged kept! and hasn't seen salty roads for 6years now so I am sure that helps. mine has 168,000 miles and still running and going strong! I will never sell this SUV! Ive been making improvements as of lately with the new decals and wheel replacement.... I would purchase another rodeo down the road if need be! a 2004 model NEXT TIME....
by redg on Mar 16, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 2WD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)
I'm in California.
No salted roads, not much rain or snow.
I've read the reviews of rusted frames but mine has no rust.
I bought the car, a previous rental, one year old and, except for the fuel sender, replaced at 75000 mi. and the recurring engine light for the egr valve (Just remove it and clean it...easy to do) it's performed flawlessly.
Only gets 20mpg on the road and uses a quart of oil (I run 5-30 synthetic) between changes.
Rough riding without a full load of people.
I love this car.
Plenty of power and nimble handling,
I guess the winter drive selection must sense temperature because it only worked once...in winter.
Power drive is a nice touch.
A poor man's Honda Passport
by eroeder7966 on Jan 12, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)
I've owned my 01 Rodeo LS since 06. Got it with 58,286 miles. To this day looks and runs like new with the exception of check engine light caused buy sending unit. Love the truck. But on November 23,2010 while traveling 40mph the bracket connecting the trailing arm to the frame broke away causing the vehicle to sway out of control. This problem is common to 90-95% of all 98-02 Isuzu Rodeos, Axioms and Honda Passports. Both manufactures havea fix for the brackets, however these fixes will only work on a small percentage of the affected vehicles due to excessive frame rust. My 01 Rodeo with only 81,192 miles was deemed unrepairable Isuzu is now in the process of buying it back for only $4500.