• (4.1) 13 reviews
  • MSRP: $881–$5,757
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 18-21
  • Engine: 205-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5
2000 Isuzu Rodeo

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Vehicle Overview
Isuzu builds the Rodeo in Lafayette, Ind., at a plant it shares with Subaru. Honda sells the same vehicle as the Passport with minor appearance and equipment differences. One big difference from the Honda version is that the base Rodeo S model comes with a standard 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine. All Passports and all other Rodeos come with a 3.2 liter V-6.

A new Ironman Package available on the LS model has gray fender flares, side skirts and body moldings and a new electronic ride control system called Intelligent Suspension Control. Sensors feed information to a computer that adjusts suspension firmness to one of 17 settings based on vehicle speed, engine speed, lateral forces and loads on the shock absorbers.

Isuzu has extended the warranty on its 2000 models to cover major powertrain components (engine, transmission, axles, etc.) for 10 years or 120,000 miles for the original owner, the auto industry's longest warranty.

Interior
All versions of the Rodeo seat five with two front buckets and a three-place 60/40 split rear bench seat that folds for additional cargo room. Leather is standard on the LS and LSE models.

Exterior
The new LSE model wears two-tone paint, color-keyed side moldings and fender flares. All versions have new grilles and front and rear fascias. On the LS and LSE, the spare tire moves from the tailgate to a new storage spot under the vehicle. It remains on the tailgate on the base S. All models come in four-door styling with a tailgate that swings open to the left. The rear window swings up separately.

Under the Hood
As mentioned above, the base Rodeo S trim comes with a standard 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine. All other Rodeos come with a 3.2 liter V-6. All trims can be mixed and matched with manual or automatic transmissions and 2WD or 4WD.

 

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by 4 My MoM from Fitzgerald,Georgia on March 29, 2013

I talked with the dealer a few rimes and explained i was driving from another state to look at the Rodeo, and got down to Miami, Florida on a Saturday morning and the dealer wasn't open so i went to b... Read Full Review

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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