1999 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews - Page 5 of 13

1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

I love it but I wouldn't buy another one

Faults:

The ABS light stays on even though we had it fixed during the recall. The doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it. It's just on.

The gas take gage stopped working when it was about 2 years old, so we go by the trip mileage. Of course I've talked too many other Rodeo owners and their gages stopped working too but the manufacturers are not putting out a recall.

We had some trouble with the transmission slipping when it was about 4 years old. We took it in and paid about 1600. to fix it. It never was quiet right after that. Now, we are replacing the transmission.

We have also been told the EGR valve is bad but someone told us how to take it off and clean it instead of replacing it.

We've also had to replace the A/C.

General Comments:

Over all this has been a reliable car. Most of the problems happened after it was paid off. It is a comfortable car but it needed a/c conditioner vents in the back because the backseat area is warm.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th October, 2008

1999 Isuzu Rodeo from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carDodge Aries

Summary:

I will never buy another Isuzu again

Faults:

The Engine was rebuilt in 2006.

The Engine is blown again July 2008.

Air conditioning works poorly.

The ABS light is always on.

The car is almost impossible to shift into gear from park and the Isuzu dealer said "they can't fix it until it breaks down on the road".

Head gasket blew.

Knocking noise from transmission was the only thing that the dealer ever fixed.

The dealer speakers are always going bad.

The 6 CD changer stopped working.

Car burned a quart of oil every 500 miles.

General Comments:

My wife loves the look and ride of the 1999 Isuzu. She likes it so much she wants me to keep paying through the nose to keep fixing it.

I could have bought two better cars for what it is going to cost me to keep this car running.

It's still cheaper than getting a new wife.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th July, 2008

7th Jul 2008, 16:40

WOW!! This sounds just like our old Honda (the Rodeo, incidentally IS a Honda). Sorry you got stuck with a lemon. I know the feeling!

1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L GAs from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.2L GAs Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Shoulda bought a Honda

Faults:

I have also had problems with my Rodeo.

Damned engine light came on, & around the same time, the engine idle shot up high (around 2500 rpm), the transmission was clunky, & my ABS started locking up (BAD). Turns out it cost me around $500 to have the throttle position sensor & mass airflow sensors replaced, & that seems to have fixed those problems.

I DO have problems with the darned thins eating oil like candy (burns between 2~3 quarts every 3,000 miles), & the engine knocks like a champ at times. What a piece of junk!

General Comments:

This truck runs great otherwise, but sucks gas and oil like a mutant Hoover vaccumm cleaner.

If any other people have had the problems above, could be your TPS, &/or MAFS. Anyway, keep me posted on any possible class action lawsuits - mimmowfish@yahoo.com.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st April, 2008

1999 Isuzu Rodeo LSE 6 cylinder from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi 3000GT

Summary:

No more Isuzus for me

Faults:

I have had all the problems others have listed on my 1999 6 Cyl Automatic Rodeo.

Fuel Sending unit had to be replaced because gas gauge was unreliable.

After the recall repair for the ABS problems the braking was still horrible so I finally disconnected the ABS. A much better solution than the repair.

The check engine light is on. The code is 404 which indicates a faulty EGR valve. $200 for a mechanic to fix ($125 in parts) I think I will take it off and try to clean it to see if it fixes the problem.

The Shift lever was stuck, and I couldn't push the button in. Guess what, the brake light fuse was blown, when I replaced the fuse, I was able to use the shift lever normally again.

The latest problem is I am burning 1 to 2 qts of oil every 150 miles. My mechanic said there have been similar problems with Rodeos he has worked on and blames it on an "internal oil leak". I have never heard of such a thing. Any Comments?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd August, 2007

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 54 reviews