1997 Isuzu Rodeo LX 3.2 V6
Such a great value - purchase one now!
Electric window cables have broken, but easy to replace. Purchase on eBay.
Heater fan motor burned out twice, but again, easy to replace.
Reliable. Great value.
The four wheel drive is excellent.
The cloth interior has held up exceptionally well.
From day one the fuel gauge seldom rose to the top after a fill up, but went to half level quickly, then runs forever on empty until the low fuel light comes on.
I have a receiver on it and have towed a utility trailer many miles. Hauled kayaks in the summer and skis on the roof in the winter.
The spare tire cover on the rear tail gate has been replaced three times.
The engine is solid. Develops a lifter tick when the oil is dirty or low. Goes away most of the time with an oil change and oil fill up beyond full. Uses one quart of oil doing 80 MPH between San Francisco and Tahoe and back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th September, 2015