2002 Isuzu Rodeo User Reviews

2002 Isuzu Rodeo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Glen writes:
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS Review
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3

Pros

Towing

Cons

Its an SUV

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Isuzu Rodeo — 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 for more than 2 hours. Gas mileage is good and easy to maintain. Not what I would call fun to drive.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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momsdragginwagon writes:
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS Review
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5

Pros

dependable,nice looking,comfortable.

Cons

paid $27k for it, shouldve shopped around for better price.

momsdragginwagon
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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 approx 80k miles (rusting on front edge from underneath) and a new transmission at 120,397 miles. Yes! They warrantied the transmission 400 miles past warranty. The people at Isuzu are great and I have called and thanked them so much for all they've done. This truck looks nice and has always been reliable. We take care of our cars, and you cant tell it's an 8 year old truck at all. I would buy another in a heartbeat; too bad they no longer sell here in the USA.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kyant writes:
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4WD Review
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4

Pros

good for me

Cons

no for girls

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Third — good performance,good quality,good interior and exterior,low cost of ownership,no need to repairs,good braking,good handling,good acceleration,3.0 engine power,4 door type, engine power is good,limited edition product,all good for me,don't you believe me?just ride and drive it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4WD Review
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5

Pros

Tough

Cons

Hard on Gas like any 4X4

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Rodeo Baby — Good looking tough 4X4, based on a pick-up chassis so it has a full frame and with Honda power 3.5 lit Honda engine. A great combo with a comfortable ride and pleasant interior. Mine has the brush bar package with the window visors and the taillight protectors.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kamyar writes:
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S Review
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4

Pros

get on gas

Cons

not enought torque

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Get It — its really nice and get on gas. i only have the inline four which isnt that fast like my old car but still a great car to have and fun to take to holy jim. overall i like it but still miss my old car

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Robert writes:
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S Review
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1

Pros

Solid build. excellent fuel economy

Cons

Underpowered.

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2002 Isuzu Rodeo S. 4-cyl. 5-sp 2wd — The 4-cyl S model is underpowered. A solid build, while comforting, does result in more weight than the 130hp engine can easily move. Only advantage is that the fuel economy, when mated with a 5-speed, increases significantly. I get 28-32 mpg when driving normally.

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Aaron writes:
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LSE Review
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4

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It was pretty

Cons

To easy to flip...

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Good Car... — I liked it overall. I almost flip it a couple times cause it was really top heavy and the traction sucked bad. It also had HORRIBLE blind spot that almost cost me some an accident or two but other than that it was pretty cool. It was a fun car.

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Nathan writes:
2002 Isuzu Rodeo Review
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4

Pros

Fuel Economy, low center of gravity, light weight

Cons

Lack of grunt when compared to petrol, independent front suspension limits lift height and low clearance.  

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Turbo Diesel Dual Cab Ute — 3.0 Turbo Intercooled Diesel, Electronic Injection, 4wd ute. very easy to drive on road, fine off road in sand and mild rock work, would not recommend it for harder rock driving, decent amounts of power on tap but not able to match petrol engines, but will pull for an eternity, relatively difficult to stall when off road in adverse conditions, the interior had good clean lines with comfy seats and an easy to read instrument panel, gearbox was relatively slick for a work oriented vehicle. gear ratios were directed towards load carrying...

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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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