I bought a used 1998 Isuzu Rodeo (LEMON) in 2002, and have had trouble with it ever since. There is something really messed up with the electrical system, and no mechanics can figure it out.
Since I have made this unwise purchase I have had it in the shop an the average 3 or 4 times a year.
Several times it would not start and it was due to the electrical problems. My mechanic some how had to end up adding wires and grounding the lemon, and that only seemed to help for a few months.
Went in to get new brakes, and $2,600.00 later got the LEMON back. I guess the front end decided to go out also the same time I needed ne brakes.
The LEMON shakes, drives rough, is noisy inside the cabin area, and you need Arnold arms to hold the steering wheel steady as you drive. I have had the tires rotated, balanced, and alignment, but this does not help the shaking.
Going to a wedding and the alternater goes out and strands me and my 2 children on the side of the road for several hours. Had to have the grooms dad drive 100 miles to pick me up since I was the best man in the wedding.
Transmission slips all the time.
Just arrived at work today and the alternater that I had replaced 8 months ago is dead again and need a new one.
Purchased and extended warranty for $1800.00 and went to use it a few months later and found out the warranty company went bankrupt. I did not use one penny of the warranty and basically gave someone $1800.00.
I will never purchase another Isuzu product, because they do not even know what is wrong with the vehicles that they are building. It is a bad feeling to have to pray every time you get into the RODEO (AKA LEMON) just to make it to the store or a few miles to work.
I am on a limited income like most everyone else, and cannot afford to by a new vehicle at the moment, but I also cannot afford to continue putting money into this junk that Isuzu calls a vehicle.
Warn your relatives and friends and tell them to stay away from the Isuzu vehicles or they will join the rest of us on this forum.
Not very happy with Isuzu.
I could go on and on about this worthless vehicle.