We are in our early 60's and have enjoyed the Rodeo. We owned a 1995 Rodeo, also v6 and we got at least 8-11 MPG better than the 2003 model. My mechanic says that the 2003 engine is far more difficult to service but it is fly-by-wire in that there are no linkages, all electronic. We aren't happy that the Rodeo has been taken out of production.
Tail gate, mirror lights, easy access to oil filter, full size spare tire, storage areas in back sidewalls.
Since the Rodeo has been dis-continued, the response wouldn't mean much, but, better gas mileage is needed.