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
15th Aug 2009, 02:17
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.