"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my Isuzu Rodeo, which has been a faithful road companion for the past 10 years, for over 150,000 miles. I'm giving it away to a charity tomorrow because it won't pass smog this year because of the check engine light. Despite the engine light, it still runs fine, and it has only failed to take me to my destination once in all of the 10 years that I've had it. Thanks buddy. I'll miss you."
"I have owned my 2000 Rodeo for ten years and bought it used. Minor repairs to transmission (linkage adjustment)a couple of times. Overall it is incredibly reliable, low maintenance, sturdy, and would buy again. I feel that it will last many more miles. Not surprised that so many reviewers love theirs, it is a true workhorse with longevity.
I don't think I can buy another vehicle that will compare with it. Even with all the new techno gadgets and comforts, the low cost of ownership is hard to beat."
"i have own this suv for 7 years now, never had any problem with it. Really dependable vehicle never had any problem with it. now it has almost 95000 miles and so far what i did is a oil change and breaks .i would recommend this car to anyone."
Pros: "very much fun to drive, practical, lo price"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"Reliability has been outstanding for me, even though I know other owners with horror stories. Power and handling are exceptionally good. Of course, I wish it got better gas mileage. Generally about 20 mpg although freeway mileage w/ac on and using cruise control for steady speed often approaches 30 mpg. I'd recommend this car to others, BUT - many other owners have had problems. I have all the recommended preventive maint done (by my mechanics, not the dealers). Maybe that's the difference, or maybe I lucked out and got one made on Wednesday!"
"I've had my Rodeo for almost a decade and put more than 150,000 miles on it, and other than (meticulous) maintenance, it hasn't had much of anything go wrong. The ride isn't cloudlike, but it's not supposed to be. The push button 4wd is great. Mileage at this point is below 20 (17-18), but about half of that is town driving. 225,000 and still going strong, so I've got no complaints."