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Pros: Realizing it is my wife's ride and not mine...
Cons: communicating with local Isuzu dealer...
Advice: Buy a chevy or ford!Buyer beware! This vehicle is full of rattles, vibrations and mystery problems. Each time we take it to the dealer for warranty work it come home with a new set of problems. Moore Isuzu of Glendale, Arizona is constantly telling us the vehicle's problems are not covered under warranty :( Here's the latest - 33K miles - extreme vibration @ highway speeds, ticking noise from a/c blower, squeeling a/c compressor, rear drum brake issues, extreme wind noise... etc... Deal says 'not covered or unable to replicate these problems @ dealership. I'm contacting AZ Attorney General Office tomorrow :) Email me if your interested in a class action lawsuit against Isuzu for failure to uphold warranty...
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.
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.
Pros: 4WD, Hight Rims Tires wide steering wheel rotation
Cons: No Sun Roof
Advice: A good amount of SUV for the moneyFun and exhilarating at first but day to day commute sucks.
Cons: Extremely high cost of sheduled maintaince every 15
Advice: Only purchase if you drive city and LOW mileageDisappointing. poor pickup, rough ride and vibration at high speed, very poor gas mileage
Pros: Jamming 6 CD in-dash CD Player
Cons: Really stiff lumbar support in power adjustable seat. Can't seem to adjust it to 'perfect' comfort.
Advice: Get the automatic tranny, makes 4WD driving much easier.Rides really well for it's weight. I take it on the beach in the Outer Banks regularly and have never gotten stuck. Even pulled other folks out of the soft sand a couple of times. Runs great, smooth ride on the highway and really quiet compared to the 2001 Rodeo Sport the wife drives. Seems to have good fit and finish. I definately think it's a bargain at the price.