2001 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews - Page 3 of 13

2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2 6vd1 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.2 6vd1 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance250000 miles
Previous carIsuzu Rodeo

Summary:

Solid reliable truck, would trade my wife before my Rodeo!

Faults:

Tranny went out at 119000 miles. Luckily, still under warranty and had it replaced at dealer.

Fuel sending unit went bad at 60000. Never fixed it, I always keep it at least half full. No dealer coverage, but who cares! She still ran as strong as ever!

02 sensor went bad at 65000. Dealer told me which one went bad. I purchased a Bosch real cheap and did it myself. Quick and easy fix, not really necessary though, I could have lived without it!

General Comments:

Really reliable truck. Built on a truck frame. Very solid. I tow like crazy, after getting the new tranny from the dealer, I installed a tranny cooler and aamsoil synthetic and know it will go twice as long as the original tranny (120000ish on original). Try 250392 miles today and counting!

Great acceleration, 23mpg highway, 19 city. I converted to full synthetic, q power 10w30 since 15000 and the car takes off like a beast.

Comfortable. Easy to maintain. I see too many comments that are bad and I see why. All cars have their quirks! Deal with it! Maintenance is key. Oil every 3000, synthetic if you can, treat her right and she will get you home everyday.

Too many sensor issues yes! MAF, O2, FUEL SENDING ETC. But most are things you can live without. Timing chains need changing every 80-100000 miles. It's just maintenance. Look at me, the car runs better even with the classic valve tap after the 120000 miles! She has over 250000 now!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2009

2001 Isuzu Rodeo from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance73000 miles

Summary:

Not dependable

Faults:

Recently had 4 separate full pumps installed.

General Comments:

Have installed 4 fuel pumps within the last 6 months. Last one was Isuzu fuel pump that lasted 5 days.

Runs great when it runs but is not dependable. May not start at any point. Nice vehicle but scared to drive it.

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

Review Date: 29th December, 2008

2001 Isuzu Rodeo 4.0 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carChrysler New Yorker

Summary:

A bad investment

Faults:

Master cylinder, transmission.

General Comments:

This car will send you to the poorhouse.

The comfort is good, but other than that it has many under the hood type problems.

Runs pretty good up until one thing goes wrong, then everything else starts to go wrong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th December, 2008

2001 Isuzu Rodeo 6 cylinder from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Dependable and comfortable, but no zip or zoom to it

Faults:

It has only had a couple of problems, but those have been a little weird.

Changing transmission fluid has to be done by a regular mechanic; an oil change place doesn't have the right equipment.

It's an automatic and it had a problem shifting usually in the first 5 minutes after starting up. However I discovered from a message board that at start up, I should wait until it has completed its computer reset/self diagnostic (when all the dashboard lights turn off & on) before putting it into gear. Now that I do that I haven't had another problem with lurching, lagging or shimmying.

Now I have a possible problem. Twice this weekend it cut out on me while I was driving. Once on the freeway and once at a stop sign. It recovered on the freeway, but was totally dead at the stop sign and had to be towed. I waited until it was cold to retry it, but no go. Both a repair shop and a dealer can't figure out what is wrong. So I am driving it with my fingers crossed.

General Comments:

This car has been more reliable than a couple of my Toyotas. Other than the two problems I mentioned above, I have had no problems with this car other than very minor slightly annoying things.

It is definitely a truck, but having the right tires on it makes a huge difference in the ride and the handling. It will never corner like a sports car and the turning radius sucks, but it has been a solid, dependable commuter SUV for me, and great for hauling all sorts of things, and for long trips. It has enough power to accelerate well, but not excitingly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2008

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