Great car from production date, to now!
November 15, 2009
My '97 Rodeo is a dream! It rides smooth and sturdy, can carry quiet a load, great for extreme weather, and you don't feel bad taking it a bit off road! The entire vehicle is built on a strong rugged from covered in strong sheet of metal, and aside from small issues with the interior door-activated lights, there has been no problem! Has a lot of torque, even now, and though it's a bit more front heavy that's nothing that 3 or 4 sandbags in the trunk won't solve. Great vehicle for some slow drifting, and very reliable. Had it in the family since 1998 and have loved all 11 years!
My dad used it to get to work for 10 years, and it has been mine now for a year. I do some light off-roading and rock climbing with it, great suv for carrying 2 bikes, fun to drive in whatever weather, and I still get a decent 16+ mpg on it! And I'm still able to smoke any tweaked Acura in a straight-away!!! Love my Rodeo!