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Holden Rodeo Australia

The Holden Rodeo was a staple of The General's local line-up from 1980 all the way through to 2008, before an acrimonious split from long-time partner Isuzu required Holden to relinquish the name.

The first generation sold between 1980 and 1988, while the second gen Rodeo was built between 1988 and 2003. Isuzu actually stopped selling the vehicle in Japan in 1994, but it continued on as a Rodeo until the introduction of the third generation ute in 2003. Production for the third generation ute switched from Japan to Thailand, but after Isuzu decided the enter the Australian market on its own, Holden was forced to rename its ute the Colorado – only to watch Isuzu name its ute the D-Max. The Rodeo ranges in price from $4,999 for the Rodeo LX to $17,990 for the Rodeo LX (4x4).

 

Holden Rodeo Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Rodeo here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Holden Rodeo 2006: What does upgrade mean?

    There was a mid-model update released on the Rodeo late in 2005. It’s probably relating to that.

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  • What ute is a good first car?

    The Brumby would have been a good choice 10 years ago, but finding one now that hasn’t been driven into the ground, beaten to death, or rusted away is nigh on impossible. Instead of buying a dodgy old your son a favour and buy him a decent car, one that doesn’t belong in a scrap yard, and will serve him well for some time into the future. I would go for a Hilux, Triton, or Bravo 2600.

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  • Tip for repairing diesel injectors

    Seeking the help of a diesel engine mechanic is a good idea, they often have greater expertise on diesel engines than mainstream dealers and can make repairs at a lower cost to you.

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  • Is mismatching paint on a used car bad?

    I wouldn't think so. The fact that all four doors are affected suggests it hasn’t been in a crash. If it were one or two doors, then you might be more suspicious. If you’re concerned about it having been in a crash look for overspray in the surrounding areas, on the seals, in the door openings etc. A check of the write-off register at your registration authority would tell you if it has been written-off.

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Holden Rodeo Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Holden Rodeo varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $3,740 and going to $17,990 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2008 Ute 2.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $3,740 $17,990
2007 Ute 2.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $1,200 $17,990
2006 Ute 3.0L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN $2,950 $14,999
2005 Ute 2.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,985 $14,975
2004 Ute 3.0L, Diesel, 4 SP AUTO $3,490 $12,990
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Holden Rodeo Dimensions

The dimensions of the Holden Rodeo Ute vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2008 Ute 1636x1720x4495 mm 190 mm
2007 Ute 1636x1720x4495 mm 190 mm
2006 Ute 1636x1720x4495 mm 190 mm
2005 Ute 1636x1720x4495 mm 190 mm
2004 Ute 1636x1720x4495 mm 190 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Rodeo Dimensions

Holden Rodeo Towing Capacity

The Holden Rodeo has maximum towing capacity of 3000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2008 Ute 2000kg 3000kg
2007 Ute 0kg 3000kg
2006 Ute 0kg 2000kg
2005 Ute 0kg 2000kg
2004 Ute 0kg 2000kg
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Holden Rodeo Wheel Size

The Holden Rodeo has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 195 R14 for Ute in 2008 with a wheel size that spans from 14x5.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2008 Ute 195 R14 14x5.5 inches 195 R14 14x5.5 inches
2007 Ute 195 R14 14x5.5 inches 195 R14 14x5.5 inches
2006 Ute 195 R14 14x5.5 inches 195 R14 14x5.5 inches
2005 Ute 195 R14 14x5.5 inches 195 R14 14x5.5 inches
2004 Ute 195 R14 14x5.5 inches 195 R14 14x5.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Rodeo Wheel Sizes

Holden Rodeo Fuel Consumption

The Holden Rodeo is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.1L/100km for Ute /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2008 Ute 8.1L/100km 3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2008 Ute 12L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2007 Ute 3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2007 Ute 12L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2006 Ute 3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2006 Ute 12L/100km 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2005 Ute 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2005 Ute 3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2004 Ute 2.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2004 Ute 3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Holden Rodeo Pricing and Specs for 2008