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

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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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Arizona_Contractor_73 writes:
1998 Isuzu Rodeo Review
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4

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

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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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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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dvigano writes:
1998 Isuzu Rodeo 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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Nice appearance and styling.  Nice features for the money.

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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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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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Reviews From Other Years

1991 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews

Gas Mileage Was Decent, Upkeep Was Easy, Parts Somewhat Abundant By Vic

It is ugly But man you lock in the power drive and take it through a muddy field she preforms like a dream. I had a cracked 3.1 ltr TBI V6 block automatic 2 wheel drive Rodeo and she was a beast the... Read More

I'm Not Big On Foreign Vehicles But I Loved This One By Lee

Great vehicle for all seasons, and we get pretty good winters here. I did have to get the transmission rebuilt but I don't blame the vehicle, I bought it used and rode it pretty hard Read More

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1992 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews

Put Bigger Tires On It When You Get It,31's By John

I love how tough it is, but it's not from America. Cheap and easy to fix though. It hasn't cost me much, just regular maintance. My truck is super easy to do anything in, i've went hill climbing,I go ... Read More

1992 Isuzu Rodeo By John

It sure wasn't a looker or a speed demon, but I had more fun with this POS truck than any other car I've owned. It was 4wd with a 5-speed manual trans and I had a blast driving it. I took it offroadin... Read More

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1994 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews

Awesome All Around Suv By Arch

Bought this car with only 42K miles on it and have driven it for the past 12 years! All in all the car has been amazingly reliable and good to me. Have done mostly wear and tear items with a couple ex... Read More

Fun And Rough. By Chris

This car is a really good when its running good. Mine has had a rough past. You can tell some teenagers off-roaded the crap out of it. It does have a few engine issues but all the engine needs is so... Read More

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1995 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews

Yes By Eric

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 fo... Read More

Love It! By Micchelle

Thiscar is a beast after 14 years. I boughtit off my brother and it is awesome in the snow, mud, whatever mother nature throws its way. Worth the 3000 I spent on it!thats all I have to say about that Read More

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1996 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews

Not Bad But Far From Good By Jonathan

I like that its stick shift and not a ford or kia. Its loud and fun to drive so it makes me content to say the least. I do wish it was higher off the ground, but financially I have deal with it. Read More

Giving To The Daughter, What Else Can You Say To That By Carrol

This i got on CL, it had a blown gasket, paid 500 for it, going to collage girl soon, but by far one of the best all around SUVs that i have had now and in the past. Would seek out another Read More

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