By workin' man on
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S Rwd 4dr SUV (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
I've owned my Rodeo since late 2002, using it as a work vehicle. Overall, it's been a dependable work truck with good gas mileage and plenty of ground clearance. So far, I've put 104,000 miles on it with few problems. It's easy to work on, but hasn't needed much repair so far.
8" of ground clearance is helpful for off-road work. The full size spare is also helpful - no need to run to the tire shop immediately if you get a flat.
The interior trim is a little cheap - the rear cup holder broke fairly quickly. The little 4-cylinder motor is a gas sipper, but makes the truck underpowered for acceleration.