I bought this new in 2000.
It now has 125K miles and purs like a kitten.
Feels the bumps in the road more than some other SUV's and that's because the Rodeo was built on a truck frame.
I understood this when I bought it.
The Rodeo came with a 10 year 100,000 mile warranty.
Try to find that today.
You may get a 5 year 100K mi but nobody wants to go 10 years.
Other than the usual maintenance wear and tare stuff my Isuzu had been great.
I think this year I'll replace the sound system and look for some new rims.
It has great reaction and control and also great pick-up.
With a forward thinking grill design and overall body shape, this doesn't look like a 10 year old mid-sized SUV sitting in my driveway. Bought over a year ago, I've put 30,000 miles on it...bringing the total to 161K. Major repair was a throttle body when idling issues appeared but has been running perfectly ever since. 200K shouldn't be a problem. Overall a really good purchase for a safe vehicle that me, the kids and the dog enjoy.
I love my Rodeo, but it was easily knocked out of gear by a 2 yr old while it was not running and keys were out. It went rolling with her in it as I tried to jump in and stop it I lost my grip and fell under. Crushed my left side. How could this have happened? usually have to step on brake to move gear shift.
Until November 2003, I loved my Rodeo.
It ran like a dream, with just
minor irritations. Upon taking it
in for a regular oil change, the
dealership informed me that at 38000
miles, the entire engine needed to be
replaced. They admitted that it was
caused by a flaw in the design.
At 50K, it was towed in for an
electrical short that made the car
completely stop on a busy road. The
dealership made the problem worse. Now,
electrical problems cause
cruise control to turn on randomly. The
dealership will not support me, Isuzu
Corporate will not support me. Time for