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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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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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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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

Pros

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

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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

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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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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1999 Isuzu Rodeo Reviews

A Solid Small Suv By Shooter42

Runs great, looks great despite years of use. Only complaints stem from factory design deficiencies in this model including slow oil loss and broken fuel gauge. Also goos off-raod despite being 2WD. W... Read More

Rodeo By Oleg

Not recommended rear wheel drive. Get a 4WD if you choose to get this car. The weight distribution is uneven. Its front heavy and if you get a rear RWD then you end up spinning out on wet surfaces. Ot... Read More

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