2002 Isuzu Rodeo LX
Great, but risky
On-going Transmission Problems; I purchased it with a just installed rebuilt transmission. All was fine for 13 months. It then began jerking/shifting hard after highway driving after approx 1 hour. Tranny shop found no major issues.. I had minor tranny maintenance/adjustments made. After much internet research I decided to have the inhibitor switch replaced. I did... then took the vehicle on a road trip last week. All was perfect for 6.5 hours of driving. (this was abnormal... it would usually start jerking after 1 hour) The 2nd day of our road trip, it jerked Extremely hard (like it never had before) after 2 hours of driving. So I am at a loss to what is happening... and what to do with this vehicle. Any suggestions?
I really like this vehicle... affordable SUV with the perks of a more expensive SUV... however I don't like the unreliability and the mystery of the transmission problems. (it also has a shimmy at 65 that won't' go away... but I can live with that)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th July, 2007