1998 Isuzu Rodeo User Reviews

1998 Isuzu Rodeo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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dvigano writes:
1998 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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Pros

Nice appearance and styling.  Nice features for the money.

Cons

Not a reliable vehicle.  It started falling apart 2 years after purchase.

dvigano
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This Is A Popular Vehicle, But I'm Not Sure Why?! — I bought my 1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4WD about 6 years ago and had one hell of a time finding one. They were very popular vehicles. When I did finally get my hands on one it was nothing but trouble. The interior door trim started falling apart, then the rear bumper came loose, the front drive axle started shaking at highway speeds. Eventually the engine made such a bad "ticking noise" (probably a valve issue) that would've cost $2300 to fix. I couldn't deal with it any longer and finally got rid of it 4 years after purchase. What a relief!

Owner for 4 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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Robert writes:
1998 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr LS SUV Review
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5

Pros

Spacious, Reliable, Owner Friendly

Cons

GM transmission

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo 2wd — Decent power, decent fuel mileage, plenty of room, great suspension but rough ride at times. Crappy GM automatic transmission. Cheap to maintain. Burns a little oil every now and again. 5-link rear suspension cuts down on weight, and helps prevent roll-over. Strong vehicle that's actually built to last. Overall I love my Rodeo!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Arizona_Contractor_73 writes:
1998 Isuzu Rodeo Review
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4

Pros

Well engineered and very durable

Cons

I've got nothing bad to say

Arizona_Contractor_73
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo 2.2 — This is a well built and very durable vehicle. A bit low on power with the 2.2 4 cyl. but still a strong runner even beyond the 170,000 mile mark. I have owned my 98 Rodeo since new and had traded in an older 4 Runner that I just couldnt stand working on. Seems Toyota likes to put an excessive amount of computer controlled devices on their vehicles which cause more and more problems with the vehicle as it ages. My 4 Runner needed $1000.00 in oxygen sensors (4) @ 98,000 miles and my Isuzu only has one sensor which needed replacement at 125,000 miles at a cost of $65.00. I will never buy Toyota again and will always have huge respect for Isuzu.

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Chris writes:
1998 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr S V6 SUV Review
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5

Pros

Just an amamzing durable car

Cons

Can guzzle gas......when going over 80 mph

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Amazing Suv — The room it has, the gas mileage, stock system, deck, only needs repairs when inspected, 4WD., no E-brake, fun to drive around, durable, good off-road vehicle, and I dont feel like writing anymore.

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Doug writes:
1998 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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4

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Styling and 4WD capabilities.

Cons

Horrible on gas.

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Hated To See It Go! — I used to take this SUV off-road almost every weekend. It never had any major failures, but it start making a loud ticking noise (probably valves). The fuel mileage was starting to become annoying. It only got about 12-14mpg (on average). Still, I hated to see it go!

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Jacob writes:
1998 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr S V6 4WD SUV Review
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reliability

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geartrain

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Meh. — Its great overall. I wish it had an overdrive gear. It looks great, standard Jap SUV. Only 20 mpg, wish I could get about 25 on the highway. Its really fun to drive, surprisingly torquey. Its great in the mountains.

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2004 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews

2004 Isuzu Rodeo S Review By DKennedyTN

This mid sized SUV is a very comfortable ride, but built to go the distance. It is fun to drive as it handles well. The vehicle has good power with a V6 engine; The downside of that being it is a some... Read More

The Runt Of The Litter By John

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

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2003 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews

Love It! By moliver45242

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 By Le

lots of torque decent on the highway fairly roomy interior good for engineers and builders. Read More

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2002 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews

Rodeo Has Been Great By momsdragginwagon

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

Isuzu Rodeo By Glen

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

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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews

Rockin Rodeo By bcos

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 By jonnypainter

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

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2000 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews

Clean By worleymotors

The Rodeo is a good family car or a car to get around in the winter. It comes in 4WD. The car handles well in tough conditions. It has lots of storage space or space to put the luggage for travel Read More

An Absolute Money Pit. By Claire

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

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