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Solid Performer For Eight Years by JRomeo on 02/23/2008. Trim: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 2WD, Owned 8 years.
Pros: Good pickup, high reliability, relatively low maintenance.
Cons: Poor fuel economy. Fuel gauge light comes on too fast. High idle.
Overall review: All things considered, this is a great ride. It's been reliable and relatively low maintenance. The exception to this is the transmission went bad at about 85K. It rarely sees the mechanic except for regular maintenance. I do experience some of the annoyances common to this vehicle: whacked fuel gauge, choppy ride (the factory shocks were pathetic), and occasional high idle, low fuel efficiency. Nevertheless, it still has great pickup, and has been a workhorse with good handling for all the years I've owned it. I still have it and hope to get another 50-75K out of it (I'm at 105K now).
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My first 4x4 truck...and the Rodeo really is a truck, not SUV. by Kevin on 08/10/2006. Trim: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo LSE 4WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Cargo space, V6 power, 4x4, radio/speakers, easy to get in and out of, rear seating.
Cons: Gas mileage is poor and the gage is inaccurate (light comes on too easily), very rough truck-like ride, not the best reliability, resale price is very poor, no tranny dipstick.
Overall review: Recently purchased this veh. at 73k miles. Looking forward to trying out the 4x4 performance in snow. Good hauler, but the gas mileage suffers. Not sure if the Rodeo would be good for road trips with the ride being so jittery and stiff.
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Problem central! by Unhappy owner from Florida on 01/02/2004. Trim: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 2WD, Owned 5 years.
Pros: Styling and ride are good for inexpensive SUV. Interior room is great!
Cons: Ran great until my warranty ran out at 36,000. Then ABS module went out, check engine light comes on, temperature gauge goes to hot right when started. When replacing tires the lug nuts all stripped and had to be cut off. Depreciation is high
Overall review: If you can't afford a decent SUV then a used Rodeo would be okay. I won't buy another one.
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my suv by franco inc. on 10/07/2003. Trim: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo LSE 4WD, Owned 4 years.
Pros: i like the way it handles. I like the way it looks, very sporty but also looks like it cost more then i paid for it
Cons: It can tend to be a little squeaky. Somthing about the hood and thoese rubber mounts it sounds like there is an alien under there. when i called isuzu they did not know what i was talking about, i found out by doing a lil detective work on the web, and was able to turn those things and stop almost all the squeakys!
Overall review: i love my car
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Ultimate Junk by Shell40 on 02/12/2003. Trim: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4WD, Owned 4 years.
Overall review: At first I was satisfied with this vehicle, until after the first year, and that's when all hell broke loose. Replaced starter, rack and pinion, too many things to mention. Check engine light comes on for no reason. Overall rough ride.
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