2001 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews - Page 13 of 13

2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.2L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired8635 miles
Most recent distance33000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Faults:

Squeeking from rear that will not go away major interia water leak bad brake sensor mushy brakes moisture trapped in windsheild glass does not handle well over bumps.

General Comments:

Rodeo ls has blind spot in driver side mirror.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st January, 2003

2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.2 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

A great performing, comfortable, good looking SUV, with room for the whole family

Faults:

To date nothing has gone wrong with the Rodeo. It has no rattles, starts instantaneously, and drives quite solidly.

General Comments:

Gas mileage: I was getting about 26 MPG with my Chevy S-10 Pickup, as opposed to about 19 with the Rodeo. But then again the S-10 only had 125 HP and weighed 3700 lbs as opposed to 205 HP and 4100 lbs. All in all the comfort, features, sturdiness, performance and usefulness are well worth the little difference.

RIDE: I find the Rodeo tends to wallow a bit on uneven roads. Suspension should be a bit tighter, to prevent secondary bouncing. Other than that the ride is quite smooth and the seats are very comfortable and supportive.

POWER: No issues here at all. I found that the transmission is computer controlled and until the engine warms up, the shift points are a little high. Doesn't shift into 4th until 60-65 MPH as opposed to 50-55. Once warmed up the average 4th gear shift point is at 55-60 mph depending on the degree of acceleration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2002

2nd Feb 2005, 18:24

I'm glad you like your Rodeo, but I hope you are not only going to drive it on the road. The Rodeo has body-on-frame construction, a live rear axle, and low-range gearing. Whether you know it or not, your Rodeo can give a Jeep quite a run for its money off road.

2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Voyager

Summary:

Best kept secret among SUV's!

Faults:

Not a thing! We took a long road trip and it performed just great. We just love our Isuzu Rodeo.

General Comments:

We took the vehicle on a long road trip through the rocky mountains of Colorado. The vehicle's performance was great! We encountered a severe hail storm which covered the road with 6" of ice - we switched our Rodeo into 4X4 and it handled the conditions with no problem.

The ride was car like. Gas mileage was better than expected. We averaged 22 miles per gallon! We are very happy with that. A great overall vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2001

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 51 reviews