Isuzu Rodeo Reviews from UK and Ireland

1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L OHV

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1L OHV Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance160100 miles
Previous carGMC Sierra

Summary:

An immortal steel horse.

Faults:

Steering wheel plastic flaked off.

Rear window motors failed along with driver and passenger side window switches.

Numerous electrical problems concerning rear tail lights, blinkers, and radio.

4wd modes all cause horrid shuddering and painful clacking sounds (don't know why).

Transmission shudders in low gears.

General Comments:

This car has handled over 3 owners and didn't begin having trouble until after 120~130,000 miles. I drive it very hard in the city and take it on long trips (San Antonio to Dallas, Austin, Monterrey, Mexico etc...) at least once a year. I like to drive fast and take it to 4000+ rpm frequently. It's a quick truck that handles great. The transmission troubles only happened recently, and it has weathered 3 accidents under our ownership with no complaint (It plowed through a BMW with a dented bumper and some radiator damage). It is a hand-me-down that keep on going regardless of abuse and lack of funds to repair problems. If Fluids are changed regularly, it runs great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2002

2nd May 2003, 18:12

You got it right, an Immortal Steel Horse is the only way to describe this truck. Muffler and A/C are the most common plagues for them, but otherwise is the best SUV I could've ever bought.

1992 Isuzu Rodeo STD 2WD 2.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 2.6 petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10

Faults:

Rear brake cylinder failure blown intake gasket.

General Comments:

Good car. No real problems. Has 67k miles.

Just blew out gasket last week($500US).

Bench seat rather uncomfortable at times. Good strong engine. Does better than most 4X4 in the snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 1997

14th Feb 2001, 03:29

Strong??? The power on any Rodeo doesn't even come close to that word...

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews