1992 Isuzu Rodeo XS V6 from North America


I'll hang onto to this sweet rodeo until the wheels fall off!


About a year after I bought the SUV a tiny spring in the drivers side door broke and I could only open the door from the outside. Isuzu dealership wanted to sell me the whole door mechanism for $85.00, however, I bought a similar spring from Ace Hardware for 50 cents and the door latch works fine now. Also around the same time a spring broke on the the rear brakes (passenger side) I replaced it with a spring kit from a local parts store. $20.00 Never any problems with springs again. 2 years later I had to have the master cylinder replaced $100.00 and now 4 years later I just had to have the rear bearings and seals replaced $400.00. $520.00 for a 12 year old vehicle is excellent.

General Comments:

The very best vehicle I've ever had. I've owned a 1985 Toyota Celica when it was 8-11 years old and spent a fortune on repairs. A 1987 Mercury Cougar...junk, a 1991 Ford Ranger, good little truck, but nothing beats my 1992 Isuzu Rodeo. I wanted to buy a newer Rodeo recently, but the reviews were horrible,

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2004

8th Aug 2008, 02:25

I LOVE my 92Rodeo.

I live in Baja and I'm 16, and it used to be my grandfather`s. I think he regrets it cause now I take my Isuzu Rodeo to the beach, take it up hills, go in the mud, burnouts, I do everything in my Rodeo!

I LOVE it! The only problem I'm having with it is that I need to fix the radiator, and I hate that my Rodeo isn't 4x4.

It's a great fun SUV. I'm going to buy another Isuzu Rodeo.

1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS V6 from North America


Great vehicle, poor paint!


The paint on the top portions of the truck have oxidized badly. The oxidization started to occur in 1998. It appears that the clear coat has failed. I asked the dealer what the procedure was for a problem like this. They would do nothing to help or compensate for the problem I don't believe that the paint should have done this, in this amount of time. I have spoken to a couple of other owners that have had the same problem occur with their Isuzu Rodeos.

General Comments:

The manufacturer should take a look at helping to replace the paint on the vehicle. Other car manufacturers have had this problem and have paid part of the paint costs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2003

30th May 2003, 16:12

I have a 1991 Rodeo. It has been an awesome vehicle. I've had it for about 9 years and put very little money into it and it's almost at 300,000 km! (I am Canadian)

HOWEVER... I have had the same oxidization problem with the paint. It started several years ago and has gotten increasingly worse. (It is black and going "gray" with age!) I went to a dealer about it and they flat our REFUSED to accept any responsibility for it, trying to tell me it had been re-painted (which it had not).

Interesting that SO MANY of these particular SUVS have this problem... hmmm.

12th Apr 2004, 13:46

I have a 1993 Rodeo and it has the same paint problem. Can it be fixed with a simple maco paint job or is it something that would be far more expensive to fix?

6th Sep 2004, 22:33

I have a '92 rodeo that I have had for 3 years and it had the same problem going from red to pink. In 2002 I was in a wreck, and had a new pant job along with the repairs. Thinking that the fade would be taken care of, however it is now the same that it was before the paint job. The only thing that I have been informed of to prevent this is keeping the wax job current (min. of 2 wax jobs per year). With my paint job already so faded I don't know if it really works.