Great vehicle, but too many mechanical problems
The Rodeo was running great with no problems until I took it in for inspection. My exhaust manifold cracked and 4 bolts had stripped. This was in May of 2005. It took until August to get the part from back order and cost $400 with labor.
Just today the check engine light came on so now I'm looking at another big bill. The worst part is the nearest dealer is an hour away.
I love this SUV. It handles great, has good gas mileage for an SUV. The interior is roomy and comfortable. For the first year I owned it, I smiled everytime I looked at it. But with the recent mechanical problems, I'm second guessing it now. If these are the only problems I have, it's a great buy. If there's more, I won't be keeping it long.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 21st October, 2005