"I have a 1997 Rodeo that has been a great vehicle. Had some minor trouble like alternator problems, but nothing major. Mine has 140,000 and still runs good. The only negative thing I can say about it is that the motor makes a constant clicking noise and mechanics say it's very common with these vehicles. They don't really know what it is but it doesn't hurt performance or the motor. The other thing is that it uses oil, but I have no idea where. It doesn't leak any and it doesn't smoke any so I have no idea where it goes."
"What a shame that these cars are no longer manufactured. We have had this car for 15 years and have never had a problem with it! Just normal checkups and maintenance. It's also great to have a 4 cylinder SUV as it saves on gas yet can handle what a pickup truck can."
"I purchase a 97 4x4 with 113K over 2yrs ago. All the car needed was some TLC. Since I didn't know the history of the truck I did a major tun-up at 120K. Plugs,radiator flush, trans flush, H2Opump, T-Belt with all Cam seals, Tensioner ect. Differential oil chance, brakes, tire balance. This truck has been great since I purchase it. The only problem is that the rear right window will not open. And the confort is not the best and it could use more cup holders."