1995 Isuzu Rodeo Review Ratings
1995 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr S 4WD SUV Review
Off roading capabilities
fuel mileage and the ticking engines (minor negatives)
I Love My Rodeo — I have owned my Rodoe over 5 years now. As with any car ther are pros and cons. I do a lot of off roading, and not just a dirt road. I have put this thing to its maximum and have beat the daylights out of it, 160K miles and it still takes a hard beating and will still give me what I need. Fuel mileage sucks, they were never known for having good mileage anyways. The 4wd system is excellent, a 3" suspension lift is recomended before you get too serious off roading. The 3.2L V6 engine is known for the ticking noise, it is normal for these engines. The noise is removeable, just have to tear into the valvetrain and replace the rocker arms. I own 2 jet skiis and towing them isn't anything impressive. With the a/c on it drains a LOT power from the engine. I would recommend removing the belt driven fan and installing an electric fan. Overall I love this vehicle.
1995 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
built for off road use.
Yes — Amazing. Best car I have ever driven or owned. Could use more but it's good enough with a v6. Cost of ownership, it's an older car, it needs it's fixes but once fixed you will be able to drive it forever.
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
1995 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
lots of power
issues once in a while
1995 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr S V6 SUV Review
Turning radius, interior capacity
Wind noise, body roll
1995 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr LS SUV Review
Roomy and Comfy
Great Suv For Me!! — 1995 Isuzu Rodeo. Bought it for 2000 4 yrs ago and put about 1400 into it over the time period. To me, thats not bad b/c I done alot of the work myself. My rodeo looks just like this except for the rims are different. Overall, I love my Rodeo and would like to keep it till it dies. But of course, that may be tomorrow or 5 yrs down the line.
Reviews From Other Years
The Runt Of The Litter
It drives well, but remember its a Truck, It handles well, but remember its a truck, It certainly went well thanks to the Prodrive button, and for a Truck it looked good too. Shame I had such mechanic... Read More
Good Work Horse 4 A Tradie
acceleration is good, brakes not bad, body roll shocking, suspension to soft. interior layout is simple and easy access Read More
I love my Rodeo. It is paid off now for several years and the maintenance required has been minimal--oil/owners manual typical recommended maintenance and tires every once in a while. The four w... Read More
Good Workmans Car
lots of torque decent on the highway fairly roomy interior good for engineers and builders. Read More
Rodeo Has Been Great
We bought this Rodeo brand new in 2002 with 10 year 120k warranty. Isuzu has stood behind the warranty with flying colors! New motor at 53k miles (bolt broke off, motor didnt blow up) New hood at appr... Read More
Like any SUV out there slow off the line but can tow some. It was repaired for the back door being loose and the transmission leaked. Like any SUV built for short rides to and from. Would not drive fo... Read More
Bought my 2001 Rodeo in '06 with 70k on it. In mid-2013 it now has over 130k. It has been super reliable with only expected wear items needing replacement. I owned 2 Troopers prior to the Rodeo. Isu... Read More
Looks Good, Fun To Drive
i bought this vehicle used and have owned it for a year now. i love the way it drives, but then again, i like trucks..it drives more like a truck than an suv/car. pulls the camper well, and 4x4 is ver... Read More
An Absolute Money Pit.
From the start I had problems with this SUV. Bought it in 08 and it had a very low mileage and now I think it's because it was always broken down. Common problem with the Rodeos is a constantly flas... Read More
Clean, Classic On-frame 4x4 Suv
This is not my first Rodeo. :) This is my third Rodeo. They are not 'made' but rather assembled by several well-known auto manufacturers. Some parts from China, some from Japan, and some from USA. Thi... Read More