I miss my Rodeo!
Bought with 48,000 miles in 2008 for $9000. Had 204,000 on it when I traded it in. Never had a problem with it. Would love to have a brand new one just like it.
In the top echelon of automobiles
Overall engine layout allows easy access to oil sump screen for maintenance shows superior quality engineering and reliability and insure good oil flow for years of heavy duty use.With oversized tires its pleasant to drive over even the most under maintained city streets.
I Expected More!!
I recently (September of 2016) bought a used 2003 Rodeo in Oklahoma. It had low miles, great maintenance records and drove well. Then we moved to Montana!! On our 2,200mi road trip (btw the seats are NOT made for compfort!) with our 3 year old we had two minor break downs- a hose busted, same one both times. Also, like others who jumped on the opportunity to buy an Isuzu I regret not doing my homework! As stupid, and as 'blond' as it sounds- I didn't know that not all Rodeos are 4WD or even AWD! Who makes a utility sports vehicle and advertises it like its built to be off the road without 4WD?! That's just STUPID! I have a rear wheel drive SUV that is ALWAYS getting stuck! Just recently I noticed that my truck wasn't shifting properly. It almost feels as tho it's fighting against itself....my front right rotor went out and decided to LOCK my whole left tire! $290 to fix the rotor, caliper and break pads. YAY! Another thing I wish I would have looked into more was the re-sale value. In 5 months of owning the rig and putting around 15,000 (well traveled) miles on it has lost over a quarter of what I paid for it! (Actually almost over 1/3!!) If your considering buying a rodeo- save your money and invest it in a Honda or Toyota!!! I wish I had!! However all in all I have to say it's not the worst car i've owned, its actually been a decent rig so far. (Knock on wood!!)