2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2 from North America
Poor man's Honda - Not even as good as a Hyundai
Had to replace A/C compressor at 67K miles, EGR valve at 65K. Even with new A/C compressor this unit struggles in the Florida heat.
Door trip has come off several times.
Brakes are still going strong at 70K - surprised to not have replaced those yet.
Considering what I paid for this car 4.5 years ago, the resale value is bad. Had a bought the Honda CRV, I would have almost 3K more in resale today not to mention the maintenance headaches I have endured.
Isuzus in my opinion are a poor man's Honda. Parts are VERY expensive also. I had an 89 Trooper a while back and it basically fell apart after 100K miles. I should have learned my lesson then. I will not buy another Isuzu.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th July, 2004
Curious that original comment makes comparison with Honda as better option. Honda SUVs of this vintage (late 90's early 2000) were made using ISUZU parts, including engine, body and I believe drive-train.
I bought a 1999 Honda version for a college daughter. She did an oil flush (bad idea on any older car) and it started leaking oil by the quart. In the end, the engine froze going over a mountain pass and we walked away from the car. If you are interested in either of these, I'd opt for whatever one is cheaper initial cost.