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2004 Isuzu Axiom - XS 4x2
Pros: panel display lets me know who many miles I have before I run out of gas
Cons: cd player is cheaply made
Advice: if you like the Rodeo you will love the AXIOMI purchased the 2004 Isuzu Axiom a few weeks ago. I traded in my Rodeo for it. I like the Axiom because it has room enough for my family. My kids are tall and my spouse is tall. I love this SUV because it is just the right size for me. I recommend it.
2004 Isuzu Ascender - 4x2
Advice: get itjust bought one after driving the pathfinder , 4 runner, montero, sequoia, and explorer. the ascender kicked their buts in horse power for the 6cyl. size is perfect and it was the only one with a usable 3rd row seat. got the LS package. comes standard with wood grain dash. love the power and luxury for the same or less money than the others
2004 Isuzu Axiom - XS 4x2
Pros: Info Display pannel and high horse power.
Cons: No automatic head lights. No daytime running lights.
Advice: TRy it, you will love it!Good: The Axiom is an excellent choice for the smaller SUVs. The direct inject, 250 HP engine makes the Axiom accelerate like a sports car. No more waiting at the ramp to merge with a fast traffic stream, no more worring about accelerating up a hill, no more worries about anything connected to low horse power or acceleration. The electric seats are heated and confortable. Back seat is easily folded dowen to handle big payloads. The remote transmitter is build into the key or vice versa and is impossible to lose without losing the entire key. Electric roof operates flawlessly and is a good feature. Display info pannel is great. I did not purchase the On-Sat system. Bad: The lights are not automatic. I would think automatic lights would be a standard item. I must remind myself to go back and cut the light off at night. I cannot find the rear window washer fluid - if it has a washer/squiter. No trailer hitch ncluded as a standard option. And last, the passenger seat does not have a lumbar support.
2002 Isuzu Rodeo - LS 3.2L V6 (A4) 4x2
Pros: THE BIG WHEELS AND TIRES LOOK GREAT, 6 DISC CD PLAYER
Cons: NO LEG ROOM
Advice: ONLY BUY IF YOU HAVE A SMALL BUILD.i BOUGHT THIS RODEO FOR MY WIFE, SHE LOVES IT. IT RUNS GREAT BUT DRIVES REALLY BAD. HAS A LOT OF VIBRATION AND IS EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE FOR TALL MEN. THIS VEHICLES APPARENTLY WAS MADE FOR EXTEMELY SMALL BUILT PEOPLE. OTHER THAN THAT IT LOOKS GREAT AND RUNS GREAT, BUT IS VERY EXPENSIVE TO KEEP MAINTAINED. I WOULD ALSO BUY IT USED, NOT WORTH NEW PRICE. I BOUGHT MINE WHEN IT WAS A YEAR OLD. IT WAS LEFT FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR, BUT IT ONLY HAD 14 MILES ON IT SO IT WAS STILL NEW. I GOT 7900.00 OFF THE NEW PRICE. GREAT WAY TO BUY.
2002 Isuzu Rodeo - LS (A4) 4x4
Pros: SEEING PEOPLE GETTING STUCK IN THE SNOW AS I FLY BY THEM IN THE ISUZU BATMOBILE. HA-HA LOL.
Cons: THE GAS MILEAGE REALLY HURTS HELP!!!!!!!!!
Advice: JUST THINK OF THE SNOW AS YOU FLY BY THOSE LITTLE ONES GETTING STUCK IN THE SNOW. HA-HAISUZU DEALERS ARE THE WORST IN THE WORLD.MAYBE EVEN OTHER PLANETS.DONT LIKE GOING TO THEM.THE MAIN OFFICE IS NO HELP.I WONDER HOW CAN A CAR DEALER EVEN SURVIVE WITH THE TYPE OF PEOPLE THEY HAVE WORKING FOR THEM. THEY NEED A BETTER WAY OF TALKING TO CUSTOMERS.
2003 Isuzu Ascender - 4x2
Pros: on star service. and satilite system.
Cons: The way the seat belt is mounted to the driver seat and not the side
Advice: If you can afford the gas, this is an excellent SUV for the money.This vehicle ride is very smooth, even on ruff roads. and the room inside when all the seats are down can haul like a pick up. gas milage is not very good and can use improvment. But the extra that are available like satilite on star system /traction control / driver information center/ seat position recall and much more was a lot for your money and a big selling point for me.
2003 Isuzu Axiom - S 4x4
Pros: LOTS OF EXTRAS INCLUDED WITH BASE PRICE
Cons: A LITTLE BOUNCY IN REGULAR DRIVE MODE
Advice: OVERALL, VERY SATISFIED. BETTER THAN MAZDA TRIBUTE AND FORD ESCAPEV-6 ENGINE IS VERY RESPONSIVE. IT RAN MUCH SMOOTHER IN SPORT MODE THAN IN REGULAR MODE. CONTROL PANEL IS VERY EASY TO READ AND HAS A LOT OF BELLS AND WHISTLES. THIS TRUCK MAY BE UNCOMFORTABLE FOR A DRIVER OVER 6 FEET TALL.