2000 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews - Page 2 of 10

2000 Isuzu Rodeo LSE Package 3.2 Liter V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.2 Liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired81560 miles
Most recent distance94897 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

The Isuzu Rodeo is a undercover BMW X5

Faults:

The only thing that has gone wrong with my Rodeo was the gas gauge stopped working. It was $450 to replace the fuel sending unit, and since then it's worked fine. Nothing else.

General Comments:

I love my Rodeo, it's the best SUV I have ever owned, and this is my 5th car in 3 years. I plan on keeping this one until it dies.

The inside is so spacious and luxurious. The interior is a nice clean grey leather with quality carpeting! Everyone who uses or takes a seat in my Rodeo always complements it.

I feel amazing when I drive it, because it gives the impression of an expensive ride. It's somewhat bumpy, but what do you expect for an SUV?

The power button is amazing!! It gives an amazing amount of power on top of the already peppy V6, and passengers are always impressed by the power button.

The winter button has come in handy for the super heavy rains and snow, good luxury to have!

The factory sound system was updated cause it was too plain, other than that it's a perfect little SUV!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2009

2000 Isuzu Rodeo LX 3.2 V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.2 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired126000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Good for us, however know the maintenance history!

Faults:

All around good car.

New E.G.R fuel pump and sending unit at 60K (covered under extended warranty).

The real issue is the transmission seal that fails often 3 times. Not a big dollar fix (100), just an mess and inconvenience to expect. The transmission selector also went; I was able to fix that at 100K for about $150. And finally the selector seal went, and that's a pro fix for about $200, that's if the trans pan gasket will ever stop leaking.

So other than the transmission, the SUV was very good for us..

General Comments:

From newly weds to a family of 4, it has been dependable. However the issues I had I felt were premature. Recommended if you know that the history is well maintained.

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

Review Date: 12th April, 2009

2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 2.6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles
Previous carPontiac Bonneville

Summary:

Not sure if I would purchase another Rodeo but we take a chance on any care we buy... new or used

Faults:

1. Oil changes more often than necessary

2. Check Engine light comes on

3. Jerking from 1st to 2nd

4. Gasket

5. Doors make noise upon opening.

General Comments:

I purchased my 2000 rodeo in 2007 from a dealer. I have my oil changed when needed but recently noticed that there was a vicious jerking going from first to second gear. after taking the vehicle to the shop they told me that it was my transmission. since the truck was giving me no strong indication that the transmission was going, I took the vehicle to someone else who suggested changing the transmission filter because most likely it was clogged; he also suggested changing the gasket on one of the pans (since it has 2). the only difficult part about checking or changing the transmission fluid is that it has to be done from underneath the vehicle with a tool that looks similar to an air pump. my vehicle "seems" to be running great right now and it has only been a few days but thank god I didn't let the shop take my transmission out like they suggested.

I am noticing that my windows on the front passenger and the rear drivers' side will not let down from the drivers' side of the vehicle (this is a new one).

Other than this, I am enjoying my vehicle but if no one realizes that they have to have the transmission checked every few months from someone who knows what they are doing, you will ruin your transmission and before you do anything regarding the transmission, I would suggest starting with the filter. best of luck!!!

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

Review Date: 15th September, 2008

2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2 V6 DOHC from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.2 V6 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carLincoln Mark VII

Faults:

Transmission went out at 79,000 miles.

Replaced a wire that they had to remove the transmission to replace.

General Comments:

Great small SUV. Love this vehicle, it has a strong engine.

Replaced tranny and put in a tranny oil cooling system Hopefully the tranny will last.

Put new shocks all around.

Front EBS performance brakes with 20 inch rims. I want be able to stop. Got 275/45/20 rubs on the front, but not that bad.

Everything on this vehicle is a Honda, and they even made a supercharger for this vehicle; hopefully one day the wife will allow me to purchase it.

I'll drive this SUV till the wheels fall off. It's cheaper to get it fixed than paying monthly car payments

At 85,000 miles it's a dependable vehicle to drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles on a round trip without any problems

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2008

10th Jan 2012, 06:42

Nothing on the Rodeo is designed by Honda, it's completely designed by Isuzu, with the exception of the dashboard on the '96-'97 Rodeo. All of the Honda Passports are just re-badged Isuzu Rodeos.

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 31 reviews