Isuzu Rodeo Review from Australia and New Zealand

2001 Isuzu Rodeo SE 3.5 lt V6

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.5 lt V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 kilometres
Most recent distance73400 kilometres


Good solid car with minor modifications needed


Bumper bar mounted driving / fog lights tend to malfunction.

Front tyres experience faster wear than the rear tyres.

The interior carpet is wearing badly.

General Comments:

V6 engine has sufficient power for highway driving with good fuel consumption.

Highway traveling with cruise control on causes the automatic gear box to hunt for gears.

Mid mounted fuel tank reduces clearance which inhibits off road capability.

Seats lack hamstring support causing discomfort on long trips.

Modern car like interior with all controls in easy to reach places.

Handles minor off road and sandy beach surfaces extremely well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th July, 2005

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review