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Car reviews - Holden - Rodeo - LT Sport 4-dr utility

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10 May 2001

The Rodeo's overhead valve, turbo-diesel engine produces 74kW at 3800rpm, with 225Nm of torque at 1800rpm

Direct injection is used to maximise power

Independent front suspension is by wishbones with torsion bar springs

Rear suspension uses a rugged, leaf spring layout

Ground clearance is 215mm, which is 40mm higher than two-wheel drive Rodeo models

The dual-range gearbox allows "shift on the fly" between two-wheel and four-wheel drive

Rodeo is built on a full-length box section chassis

Limited slip rear differential is standard

LT Sport Rodeo is fitted with alloy wheels and running boards

The Crew Cab tray provides a 2.3 cubic metre loading area

Minimal front and rear overhangs assist off-road ability

Crew Cab LT Sport gets a slightly smaller 63-litre fuel tank. Regular cab versions have a larger 75-litre tank

Ventilated disc brakes are used at the front, and drums at the rear

Variable ratio power steering is standard

Two-tone paint and external roll bar are standard in the LT Sport

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The Rodeo's engine uses an integrated, low-pressure water-cooled turbocharger

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