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1999 Isuzu Rodeo

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 19/Comb 17 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

1999 Isuzu Rodeo Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 429 Ratings for the 1998 - 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.1/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.3/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.2/10
    Styling
    8.4/10

I bought this car used as a 3rd owner 6 years ago.

By on Thursday, July 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 298,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Power, Good Mileage, Lasting Performance, Roomy"

Cons: "They don't make them anymore"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car used 6 years ago and it is still going strong with almost 300,000 on it. This vehicle actually has more get up and go than my 2006 Dodge Charger. Love this car. I wish Isuzu were still making them so I could get another one."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Love my Rodeo!

By on Thursday, July 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 161,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great value, very reliable."

Cons: "None!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought my 2004 when it was 3 years old; have had it for over 7 years now. Just hit 161K miles. I drive it everyday on my 66-mile commute. Gas mileage could be better, but still not bad. Love this vehicle. Great during the last brutal NW Ohio winter. Still looks good after all these years. Super reliable SUV."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Bang for the buck - no contest

By on Thursday, May 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Value, cargo space, 4-wheel drive performance"

Cons: "Interior seats just a little plain - lacks comfort"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car used - and I have had no problems other than minor brake work from 50K miles to 90K miles. The interior is spacious but on a smaller platform. The seats lack the ultra comfort of some of the higher prices SUVs, but are adequate for longer trips. Given that the car is 10 years old, it still looks relevant among new SUV's and doesn't look like a dinosaur. Lots of cargo space in the back and the use of lots of plastic makes it pretty much stain proof, scratch proof, etc. I get almost as much use out of the cargo as I do in my truck. And I haul two dogs around in the back conveniently. While I don't go "4-wheeling" in the car, in the rare event of snow here, the thing is unstoppable. It outperforms every 4wd on the road. It has a locking rear differential on the fly and I literally can go anywhere in slippery conditions. I have been on the road when the cops won't come out. Final take: what this car lacks in a polished interior it more than makes up for in reliability, cargo, 4-wheel drive capabilities, and value. Very few deals like this in the car market in general and when compared to say a toyota 4 runner selling used for nearly 3-times the price, its a no brainer."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Outstanding used vehicle buy

By on Monday, January 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "reliabilty, good power, very useful space"

Cons: "power port fail, handles a little soft"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Gave to daughter to drive to college. (6 hrs away). Only problem in 3.5 yrs is one idler pulley failure. Did all regular maintenance and have had ZERO issues. did brake job at 95k. Due now. Put on good set of tires and that is it. One of the power ports died."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

VERY durable

By on Thursday, September 05, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 205,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great daily or to build for Off road"

Cons: "Milage could be better, Auto trans problems"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought a 2001 ls 4wd in 05 with 65000 miles since then i have lifted it 6 inches put on heavy suspension and have lighting winch ect. The only issue with the truck is the transmissions they have a Gm 4L30E which is a light duty expensive trans and they are known to have trans problems the manuals are bullet proof if you keep oil in them they never go out. My auto went out and i swapped in the manual. In 140K miles i have taken long road trips, gone off road, through deep mud tow up to 6000lbs on a regular basis, i have pushed beaten and tortured my truck through some of the toughest off road and mountain trails the arizona desert has to offer. I keep up on all my maintenance, oil, timing belts, coolant and brake flushes, and diff oils. NOT ONE major engine repair no serious problems. With the abuse it has seen it is worn and the engine has lost some power but still runs great and is totally reliable, im now searching for another one."

11 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Solid performer

By on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "solid reliability and great performance"

Cons: "lack of upscale features"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this new in 2000. It is not fancy but it it has been an excellent vehicle. It is a shame that the GM products of the same era could not have had the reliability of this vehicle."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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