1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2 from Taiwan
One of the best trucks ever made
One failed transmission solenoid.
Various electrical switches in the cabin.
A/C compressor clutch.
My 1994 Rodeo LS is 20 years old and still runs like new. Starts first time every time and has never left me stranded. There’s not even a hint of rust underneath except for on the exhaust bolts. With regular maintenance, this truck will last forever. It’ll take all kinds of abuse offroad and just keep going.
The only problems I have had are with the door window switches, which tend to fail internally and cannot be fixed. Parts are getting hard to find and Chinese-made copy parts are always way inferior to the OEM parts.
The engine and transmission are as strong as the day this truck rolled off the production line, and I’m gonna drive the car until its wheels fall off – which I fully expect won’t happen for another 20 years.
The first generation Rodeos were engineered to be strong and reliable – as good or better than any Toyota of the same age.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th September, 2014