2004 Isuzu Rodeo Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
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2 Reviews
Overall
4.0
Value
4.5
Performance
4.0
Style
4.5
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.5

2004 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2004 Isuzu Rodeo - Great reliable trustworthy vehicle.

Rodeo Owner
Webster City, Iowa
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
I love the feel of my Isuzu Rode as it feel's very sturdy & drives great. With just a push of a button my 4 wheel drive can kick in and I am ready to take it off-road! I have driving my Isuzu Rodeo in ICE & Snow & never had any issues keeping it on the road. The lights are very bright at night & the fog lights come in handy on those foggy nights. The radio system is above average for a factory cd player as the sound is very clear and the bass hits hard. I never had any issues with leaking oil or transmission fluid or any liquids for that matter. The way the back hatch opens is great for either loading heavy items or to just lift a window and put your groceries up. Another thing I noticed is the doors are very light weight and easy to open and close with one hand. The slick design of th... (more)
Story
We used it in our wedding photos! Surrounded by our friends and family! Had a great time and just love our Isuzu Rodeo!
Pros
My favorite features of my Isuzu Rodeo is the Style, Interior & Radio. I have put thousands of miles on my Isuzu Rodeo & it has just kept going and going. I have all the features of a truck & a van with the pleasures and comfort ability of a mid size car! I use my Isuzu Rodeo for both work & pleasure. I can easily shift in to four wheel drive with the click of a button & be able to get through any kind of snow or take it off-road in the field & mud. Everyone loves to go mudding! Also the lift of my Isuzu Rodeo has enough clearance to be able to go off road & also not have a lot of drop whe... (more)
Cons
Honestly I haven't had any major issues with our Isuzu Rodeo. The only thing on the top of my mind I could think of is the Service Recall's. Which we did have some but it was just a slip in the mail that came randomly in the mail explaining the certain Service Recall that needed to be repaired. All we had to do is go to our local Isuzu Rodeo Repair shop and bring the slip & they would do the service call free of charge. Only down fall is the local Repair shop wasn't Isuzu Certified and we had to drive to the larger city to do any and all Service Recall's which was a hassle. The only other ... (more)

2004 Isuzu Rodeo - It's my first vehicle

Jake
29308
Overall
3.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
I had a 2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4X4. The 3.2 liter v6 is a little bit underpowered. Love everything about this car. The handling is great. It is dependable, looks great inside out. This car hauls my pets to vet, my groceries every week, my items I buy at yard sales (my hobbies), all my other shopping, oh so easy. There is so much room in the back, and when you let the back seats down, so much more room.
Story
This summer I went on an amazing road trip and saw some of the most stunning, secluded places in the country (US).
Pros
We bought ours in 2002 new and it has been a great car for the money. At 112K miles, the only issue was the ABS light coming on a couple of times around 30K miles. Make sure they are maintained (fuel filter every 30K and the previously mentioned oil burning). Transmission fluid is sealed so a lot of places can't change it, but an Amco can handle it.
Cons
It is not a care-free vehicle like some Hondas and Toyotas. Ya gotta keep an eye on the oil cuz it can go down quite a bit btw oil changes on some of these vehicles. To keep lifter tick issue away you have to be religious with oil changes (and even then you'll probably still get it sooner or later). There was a recall for alternator overcharging, check to see if it applies to your vehicle. Power door locks (especially the rear ones) tend to have issues on these models. It is a do-it-yourself job to fix though.

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