1995 Isuzu Rodeo from North America
Nice while it lasts, unfortunately that's not very long
What hasn't gone wrong is a better question. I have spent more than tripple what it cost to by this car in repairs, and I am not joking. However, it finally died when I arrived at school today... good riddance!
This vehicle is awful and as with all foreign cars, costly to repair. Plain and simple... don't buy one!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th March, 2006
12th Mar 2006, 01:16
It's too bad the original owner never took very good care of it, the 91-97's were actually VERY reliable and good vehicles.
You never said what was wrong with it though, do you realize that if you chose to never own another Isuzu again that you may not want to own another Chevy again either. The engine is Isuzu, but over half of the parts, including the transmission is GM.
Personally, if GM/Chevy would've stayed out of the path of Isuzu, it be one mighty fine vehicle.
I have over 155k flawless miles, but have owned mine since new; and is maintained extremely well. So many people don't maintain their vehicles this day and age that it's utterly scary to buy used.
1st Dec 2007, 13:21
I agree with this car being reliable, however it seems very costly to repair. I bought my car for $1500 and it runs pretty good.
There are a few issues however that bug me. I had to replace the heater core which costs me $180 for parts, labor $200. I also had to get brakes from Napa (the most expensive, but the only place I trust for auto parts). But as soon as I put my foot on the gas pedal, it hesitates, makes a loud noise (growling noise) and then it finally takes off. Aside from those two things all else are minor. Oh yes, it is horrible on gas also.
I would not recommend this as the primary family car, but I do believe with good maintenance and upkeep this car could be a beauty.