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HOLDEN RODEO Used Car Review



  • Tough looks and tough chassis
  • Wide choice of body styles and drivetrains
  • Good cabin space
  • Good ride and handling for the time
  • Could be noisy
  • Only a three-star crash-safety rating
  • Loose manual gearshift action; no auto for diesel
  • Some trim grades missing key features, such as air-con
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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RA Rodeo LT 4X4 (2004)

  • 316000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

Well maintained and excellent condition for its age! Features include, - Flexiglass sport canopy - Nudge Bar with ARB driving lights - Rhino roof racks - CSA Wheels - Hancook Dynapro A/T tyres (>50% Tread) - Reversing camera - Tow bar with Electric brake controller - Tub liner - Kings awning Car has always been well maintained, some routine preventative maintenance work done in the last couple of years include: - New timing belt and water pump including full coolant flush - New spark plug

Windaroo, QLD

4 hours ago

2006 Holden Rodeo DX

  • 293000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

2006 Holden Rodeo DX for sale, in great condition. - 4 cylinder 2.4L Isuzu petrol engine - Manual - 6 months rego - Just serviced - New front brake pads and rotors - New battery - New vacuum tubes - New rear shocks - Oversized tray 1800 wide x 2650 long - Ladder racks front and rear of tray - Heavy duty tow bar - Heavy duty rear springs - Bluetooth head unit - Good tyres Car is in Karalee and available most times for you to come have a look. Let me know if you have any questions.

Karalee, QLD


Fully enclosed light truck suitable for tradie or campervan conversion

  • 317000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Secure fully enclosed van. I am selling the enclosure which is attached to the rodeo, great tradie workshop or convert to campervan, professionally built by Osborne body works $13000 when new, either rebuild the motor and use as work vehicle or take back off and fit to your own vehicle and sell car as scrap metal. Numerous options.

North Beach, WA


2003 holden rodeo

  • 409000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

2003 holden rodeo is up for sale 404390kms timing chain was replaced about 12 mnths ago, mechanicaly good condition, gas and petrol,has a few scratches and clear is starting to peel a little on the roof, has bluetooth stereo all round good car, brakes were done 2 months ago, tyres are 2.5months old, AC has just been regassed, rego till september no rwc but can organise at buyers exspense. wont need much if anything. Any questions plaease ask. car is still availiable if u can see add!!

Safety Beach, VIC


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Overview of the Holden Rodeo

Overview of the Holden Rodeo





Fuel Consumption (2007)

3.0L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 8.1-8.5 litres per 100km

2.4L 4-cylinder petrol: 12.0 litres per 100km

3.6L 6-cylinder petrol: 12.4-13.7 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.




The V6 petrol engine was far from perfect in the Rodeo with some reports of higher-than-acceptable oil consumption. If the engine ran too low on oil, the rings and bearings would both suffer, requiring a major engine rebuild.

The later Alloytec version of the V6 was also prone to stretched timing chains. In extreme cases, the chain could snap, potentially destroying the engine. Early signs are a check-engine light as the stretch in the chain allows the valve timing to wander. Even if the chain remains intact, a stretched chain will require replacement.

As with any commercial vehicle, the chances of buying an ex-fleet car are higher than they are with a sedan. So check any Rodeo for signs of hard use and adjust the asking price accordingly.

Four-wheel-drive variants also need a close check underneath, for damage and signs that they've been abused off-road.