2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4X4 3.2L from North America
Toughest little SUV ever!!
At 94000 miles the transmission went out.
Many pairs of CV boots.
All in all, the Isuzu Rodeo 6 cylinder trucks are great vehicles. They are imported and sold by GM up to 2004. The tranny's and rear axles are GM 4L30E/Dana44 (on the 4x4).
This thing is tough; mine went over rocks, through sand, up mountains, and traversed many mud holes. The girlfriend crashed it into 2 mesquite trees at once; the Rodeo knocked them over and reversed off them with very minor damage to the grille.
It will pull a truck 2x its weight on and off rocks, without a single hiccup.
I bought mine used with 60k on it. I'm up to 121000.
At 94k the transmission went out; cost $3600 to replace.
After a 4" lift the CV boots tear prematurely went through a dozen all ready.
My biggest regret about this vehicle is that I did not buy a manual trans; I kick myself every day for not doing so. If I has known that there was a GM automatic in it, that would have been the deal breaker, but live and learn. I'll have to chop a Toyota trans in.
Buy a Rodeo; you'll like it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th May, 2008