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Just what the doctor ordered
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By columbia rodeo
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


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For me, with a towing package, this is the ideal suv for the money. I don't know where you can find an equal value in today's market. To date, other than oil changes, I've only replaced the drive belt and tires. This is my 4th Isuzu since the mid 80s, I average about 120k mi/truck between purchases. With routine attention to maintenance they've all been reliable rides. Like many others on this site I can not understand the low ratings from editors. I'd like to see Isuzu revive the Trooper and Rodeo in the US soon.


Best Features

Cruise control on the steering wheel, Operable tailgate glass, cargo capacities. I'm impressed with the base model sound system.


Worst Features

Towing package as standard equipment would complete the picture.


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Love the Rodeo..... Almost
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Ryan
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


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I love almost everything about the 2004 Direct Injection Rodeo, except for the fuel injection problem that I have had in BOTH 2004 Rodeos I have had. It sometimes wants to hesitate during my first acceleration of the day, but then performs fine. I can't seem to find anyone else that has had this problem, but I have experienced it in both Rodeo's that I have had.


Best Features

I love the power of the engine. You can't find that performance in any other SUV in its class. It will leave the others in the dust. The 6-disc changer and steering wheel controls are a great feature as well.


Worst Features

Fix the fuel injection problem! I thought after my first Rodeo went back to Isuzu, I would no longer have the problem. Guess again, it has shown its face with this Rodeo as well. Don't bother making Isuzu aware of the problem, they just make you think you are imagining it!


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Da Bugga is Cherry
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Miki'ala
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I've had my Rodeo for little over a year now and I'm pretty happy with it. For some reason my buttons on my steering wheel don't work as well as another Rodeo that we had test drove, but oh well. I think the exterior is definitely nice and if you throw some tires on and give it maybe a slight lift, the Isuzu Rodeo is a sick kick ride. I have to go back and forth on an uphill road and with its 3.5 liter V6, it doesn't disappoint. I love driving my Rodeo, although I may turn it in for a smaller car : (


Best Features

Nice exterior, 3.5 liter V6, fun to drive.


Worst Features

Better interior a must, suspension, better speakers(I changed mine).


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Decent
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By rodeo
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S Rwd 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


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I have had my Rodeo for a little over a year now. I agree with the power issue... there is none. Also, when braking, you better start early; this Rodeo will continue to roll without any gas given to it. I like the exterior look, interior has much room for improvement.


Best Features

Exterior look.


Worst Features

More comfortable arm rests, work on braking issues, more power. Needs at least a little power.


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Not what I thought
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Joanne
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 4WD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I absolutely hate this truck. The drive is horrible and weak...it never has any type of pick-up whatsoever. My mother's 4 cylinder car has more pick-up and vroom than this thing! I can't stand driving it and haven't even had it for a full year yet! Biggest mistake I've made!!!


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