1998 Isuzu Rodeo Review Ratings
1998 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
Nice appearance and styling. Nice features for the money.
Not a reliable vehicle. It started falling apart 2 years after purchase.
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
1998 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr LS SUV Review
Spacious, Reliable, Owner Friendly
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
1998 Isuzu Rodeo Review
Well engineered and very durable
I've got nothing bad to say
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.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr S V6 4WD SUV Review
1998 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr S V6 SUV Review
Just an amamzing durable car
Can guzzle gas......when going over 80 mph
1998 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
Styling and 4WD capabilities.
Horrible on gas.
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!
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
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