As reliable as you can get.
Brought the car brand new. Only had to change wear items. Still have original alternator. After 17 years of ownership, I just changed the timing belt. That was due to age and not due to fault. When I took it out it almost looked brand new. Obviously I was worried about nothing. There are no words how to describe how spectacular this car has been. My Isuzu Axiom is the best.
They stopped making them for a reason
This model is prone to severe rusting under the rear bumper I be seen 3 separate vehicles with it rusted all the way through in that specific area to the point the bumper falls off.
By far best car I've owned, very reliable
Reliable and low maintenance. Great on the freeway or on gravel/dirt roads. Even the 2wd didn't disappoint in slippery or off-road conditions. This is a sturdy, well-built small SUV.