1991 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1991 Isuzu Rodeo XS 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance287000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord


A good investment


My Rear Differential went out.

My alternator locked up.

General Comments:

My Rodeo handles great in the snow and on dry surface.

My rear went out because I have towed many cars which were too heavy for my Rodeo to handle.

I never used my power/winter mode button because I never knew how to.

I would never sell my Rodeo. It is now my friend for life.

I have a few leaks under my vehicle, but I can repair them myself.

I believe that me being a mechanic and routine maintenance has kept my Rodeo running good. I can"t wait to reach 300,000 miles.

The 3.1 liter engine is very strong and reliable.

My Rodeo is not very fast, but who needs speed in the snow.Besides, the speed limits around these parts on average is 55 miles per hour. Honda makes a good product, and for them to spin off from the Rodeo, ie: (PASSPORT) says a lot about the Isuzu Rodeo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2003

1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L OHV from UK and Ireland

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


An immortal steel horse.


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.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 8 reviews