Our old Isuzu Rodeo rarely made it from home to school without breaking down.
We never did determine exactly why the Rodeo would lose power while cruising on the highway, but every time it happened we were able to pull off to the shoulder and restart the engine without trouble.
The process became a quirk of the car, which served me and at least one brother well in our college years.
The Isuzu didn’t last long in the family once college was over, because our view of the brand had soured a bit. In early 2009, the brand left the U.S. market for good.
Memories of that old Rodeo came back this weekend after reading that GM and Isuzu will team up to introduce a new pickup to the world. Will Isuzu try to come back to the U.S. market?