The rear Passenger doors need to open
wider. The seats needs more lumbar
support and seat inclination needs
adjustment. Mine, a 2003 Rodeo, needs a
bigger console. My pistol barely fits
in the console, let alone any extra
mags or ammo. A/C works great! The
suspension needs to be stiffer and
upgraded before doing any off roading.
Overall the Rodeo is an excellent
product for the money.
Easy to drive, tight turn radius, easy
to get into tight spaces. Good
visibilty. And it has a real frame and
Upgrade of suspension. Needs sway bars
and hevy shocks, springs, and
suspension linkage. Upgrade the
interior ergonomics and istall a bigger
I have driven many types of cars and
truks, Includeing a Jeep cj7 and
several ford trucks, this is the first
orgen made truck that I have ever oned
and I am verry happy and pleased with
it A reasonably priced well made 4x4
that is fun to drive and fun to own.
Don't listen to the professional
critics, take the word of somebody
who's owned one for 3+ years. Just
traded in the 2001 Rodeo Sport for the
4Door model(expecting child). As
impressed with this one as I was the
previous model. This one seems to have
a smoother ride than the sport though.
The warranty speaks for the reliability
of the vehicle. Do you really think a
car company would place a 7/75k mile
warranty on a vehicle that always
needed service...Thus the reason Chevy
n Ford only offer 3/36k. Yes we had a
few problems w/ our 2001, but nothing
that wasn't covered by the warranty.
The real selling point for this vehicle
is the price. $20,500! Loaded, this
thing compares to a Pathfinder.
*Price- $3500 below invoice w/ current
*Performance- No it won't drive as
plush as grandma's car. But, can
grandma's car climb a mountain via a
logging trail. Yes the 3.5 liter DI
*Reliability- I wouldn't have bought
another Isuzu if I wasn't impressed the
*Lighted Door instrumentation- Power
door controls are hard to see at night.
*I wish they offered a jacked up model
w/ little wheels and big tires...
*Continue the good work Isuzu. I know
this is the last year of the Rodeo.
Can't wait til 2007 to see whats next.
My wife and I just returned from a
8,500 mile, 17 state road trip. We
were looking for a midsize SUV that
looks good and performs well. We
noticed a lot of SUV's on the road and
especially many Isuzu Rodeo's. On
arrival home, we looked at and
purchased a new 2004 Rodeo. It is a
wonderful vehicle. My wife is 5 feet
tall and she loves to drive it. We
have to draw straws to determine who
is going to have the pleasure of
driving this vehicle. We love the
exterior and interior of this SUV. We
have the running boards and roof
racks, with spoiler over the rear
window. We have driven 3,500 miles so
far, our MPG averages 23 long
distance, and between 18 and 21 around
town. We love the engine power.
The large tires; 6 CD player;
exceptional interior space for
carrying large items(selling
feature);beautiful exterior looks;
All buttons on door area for windows,
lock/unlock, etc., should be lit for
night viewing; cargo door would be
more convenient if it simply just
lifted instead of swinging open.