1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2 liter V6 from North America
Overall this car is a capable performer, but definitely ages quickly
The seats in the vehicle have shown a lot of wear along the seam lines.
The radiator became clogged at 140000 miles.
The water pump is now out at 150000 miles.
The sunroof mechanism broke at 145000 miles.
The oil pressure is very erratic on this vehicle.
Very noticeable valve train tick since 130000 miles.
This vehicle is not a serious performer for acceleration.
This vehicle has an excellent 4 wheel drive system.
Handling is above average for a SUV.
At higher miles this vehicles has definitely started to show its age.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd January, 2005
Not to sound harsh, but you were not the original owner of this truck, you purchased it at over 100K miles. Course it probably aged faster then you'd think, because it doesn't sound like the original owner took very good care of it.
Timing belt, water pump, tensioner supposed to be replaced every 60K; radiator flush should be done every 30K. Doesn't sound like these items were ever regularly performed; thus leading to a clogged radiator.
I have 135K on my 97 Rodeo, and I have none of these issues; in fact it runs and looks better then most newer cars.