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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 424 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

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."

5 people out of 5 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."

8 people out of 9 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."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Excellent value all around - top shelf

By on Sunday, August 04, 2013

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Just Time to Change Up

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "All-around Good value"

Cons: "Only that Isuzu quit making them"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

2 days prior to selling - Just a great car!

"We kept up with the preventitive maintence effort and this car has never slept on the side of the road. In 15 years, we've done some expected work (brakes, shocks, altenator, starter, battery, egr) but that's about it. We replaced the timing belt around 78k mi and replaced the serpentine belt 2x in 154k mi. Painted the car after 9 yrs. The cable for the back window/ hatch finally quit working, and we elected to not fix it prior to selling. The alarm sensor seemed overly active (would honk-honk-honk as we drove down the highway) so we disconnected it around 120k mi. The wheel lugs on this model get a bad-rap, but otherwise this has been an excellent, reliable, comfortable car. Awesome value in every measure of a car -my opinion... we'll miss it. Sold it to a friend for his daughter in 2013."

11 people out of 12 found this review helpful

2 days prior to selling - Just a great car!

Extremely Reliable!

By on Sunday, July 28, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Fun! Reliable, excellent transportation, sporty"

Cons: "cant think of any cons..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This car has been through a whole lot of 4 wheelin, muddin, off roading and driving across country. I love this car! In the coldest weather It ALWAYS starts and runs! Even in the hottest 115 degree weather it runs great! It has survived my children as well. Couldn't be happier oh and after all that I have never had to replace anything but the fuel pump!"

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

bought used. reliable & surprisingly tough

By on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 241,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "reliable, fun, versatile"

Cons: "weak A/C"

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

"Has been a really good vehicle for me. Bought it with 110,000 miles and haven't had anything major until now. The only time it left me on the side of the road was when the fuel pump went out. Even when something was wrong it has made it home. It has survived times without proper maintenance. My complaints would be that the A/C wasn't strong enough and that the power drive $ winter drive buttons were on the console. It was very easy to push them just putting a drink in the cup holder."

9 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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