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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.
Pros: Overall interior room
Cons: Lack of quick acceleration
Advice: Make sure your dealer lets you REALLY test drive it.So far, I am still getting used to the size vs. my 1997 Maxima. But my initial impressions (I have owned it for about 3 days) are great. Extremely comfortable, roomy, great looking. I still need to get used to the power, or the lack thereof compared to my less heavy Max (I already miss that car), but I think I am going to really enjoy my new Rodeo. Especially at the price I got it for (just a hair over $20K)
Pros: The 4x4 Power. Added a Posi Rear and a Limited front and she pulled a 2002 Chevy Saburban out of a ditch no problem.
Cons: Could have done with a option for a positraction rear end and alimitd slip front axle. But its not to hard to fix that.
Advice: If you need a 4x4 that is a work horse a Rodeo will take the top.Test drove this as my second vehicle. Very nice handeling, LOTS of power at the rear wheels, nice pick up when you pass 'Floor it and she will LITERALY put you in the back seat. =:' and took it on the highway 'Good Handeling a bit of wind sounds.' Can be expected cause it is a 4x4. Went to the dealer and Bought it that day. Took it home and never had any major problems with it. Suggestions 'Made a custome Brushgaurd out of 1/2in steel. Heavy but safe. Also Hit a dear and minnor damage to front end 'Hit at 55 mph. Drove it to work the rest of the week.' Needs to be a tad higher stace off the ground bottoms out easy. optimal tires I have found p245/75/15. If you need a 4x4 Work Suv BUY THIS VEHICLE.
Pros: Everything in the LSE package.
Cons: That gray leather wasn't available.
Advice: Try one out , this is our 2nd, no regrets been very dependable.Impressed with the improvements over the 1994 Rodeo LS we were looking to replace. Acceleration was very impressive. The comfort was better, rear seat seemed to have more leg room. Looked at most SUV'S on the market before going to the Isuzu dealer, still the only choice for us.