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Love my Rodeo. Never gave me any problems untill I let someone borrow it. They did not keep the maintenance up on it.
I have over 200,000 miles on it. Except for regular maintenance items, this vehicle has been great. Just changed out the catalytic converters. First major expense.
Performs as advertised
Pros: small, but roomy
Cons: my engine died after 6000 miles, and no one will help me to get a loaner, or care rental it is going to be a few weeks to fix
Advice: managers of customer service need to watch the 'GIVE THEM THE PICKLE' movie about businessThe truck drove nice at the time of purchase, but shouldve died within 6000 miles, the cam shaft and other problems in the engine broke!!!!!!!!!
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.