1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2 V6 from North America
Durable winter truck
Purchased cheap because it needed the following repairs:
Fuel level sending unit.
Rear driver's door window motor.
Rear hatch wiper motor.
All 4 shocks.
Outer tie rod ends.
Passenger side sway bar end links.
Front brakes rotors/pad.
Also flushed radiator, changed rear diff oil, belts, spark plugs, lube job etc.
Got the Rodeo to use as a winter vehicle. It needed quite a bit of maintenance so only cost 700 to buy. After spending about 400 in parts and doing all the work myself, I feel that it was worth the work.
After 3 winters I can say the 4WD goes through the roughest Wisconsin blizzards with ease, the 5 speed manual shifts strong, and its yet to strand me anywhere. Since the initial tune up I've since bought it a good set of snow tires, replaced the front blown speakers and changed the alternator with a 90 amp unit.
I will continue using it as my winter beater until something major breaks on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th August, 2019