1994 Holden Rodeo DLX 2.8 turbo diesel
This car is built like a brick s**thouse!
- Seats are worn.
- Needed 'regular' wheel alignments (every 15,000km).
This car is BULLETPROOF!! Nothing ever breaks on this car. I wrote the car off after t-boning a smaller car at 80 km/h. I walked away from the crash and owe my life to the ruggedness of the Rodeo!
The engine never breaks down. The only things I ever did to the engine was change the oil and filter every 10,000km, and general greasing/cleaning of other parts.
It can tow anything!! Once I towed 5T of wood on a tri axle trailer! I used the truck for getting firewood and commuting to/from work.
The seats are uncomfortable. The driver's seat started to disintegrate on the sides. If I still had the car, I was just about to replace the seat with an aftermarket seat.
The car is designed for midgets (no leg room). I am 6'4" and only JUST fit in the driver's seat. But I put up with it as the truck is AWESOME!!
The engine is loud. You know you are driving a real truck. There is no missing the unmistakeable tone of a diesel truck. I think the turbo could be a bit bigger, and I have have been told that enlarging the exhaust and fitting an intercooler from a Jackaroo 3.1D delivers a marked improvement in performance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th May, 2013
26th Jul 2015, 09:13
"needs regular wheel alignments every 15000km"???
Huh? EVERY car should have a wheel alignment every 10000km... doesn't matter what brand or model... if you don't, you are just wasting money on wearing out tyres before they are due - wheels go out of alignment about 10000 km regardless of how good or careful a driver you are!!!