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#1 of 2303 Front Porch Philosopher
Dec 03, 2000 (4:26 pm)
This topic is a continuation of Topic 2263....
Isuzu Rodeo - II. Please continue these
discussions here. Thanks!
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#2 of 2303 Monroematics for 2000
Dec 03, 2000 (8:14 pm)
The new shocks fit with no problem as drmperalta assured me they would. As he suggested, I had the mechanic (sorry, I don't have the right tools to do it myself) keep the OEM upper bushings since they are beefier than the Monroes.
There already is a vast improvement in the ride. So if you're thinking about changing the shocks in your 2000 or 2001, the part numbers from a 98+ WILL fit.
#3 of 2303 Bilstein, moranicus
Dec 03, 2000 (9:46 pm)
Been there, than that. I used Bilstein before I have the Monroes.
I enjoyed the Bilstein for some time on my '99 Passport. It had excellent lean, bounce, and dive control (good for racing sports) but I didn't like the way it transmitted all the minor road irregularities (asphalt undulations and old concrete road bumps). They were a big turn off to me, and the wife complained on it of being uncomfortable especially on long drives. This is just not our taste for regular trips.
I am now more comfortable with Monroes. The monroes also gave better control on lean, dive, and bounce compared to the OEM shocks.
#4 of 2303 2000 Deals
Dec 04, 2000 (9:10 pm)
Since I have been out of pocket for a few days, I just caught up on the latest news of Michael and his "deal" on the Demo. The specifics of my earlier post are correct - I bought a 2000 LS 2WD that listed at $25,936 for $16,936 + TT&L in Arlington, TX. That included a $2,000 dealer incentive and a $2,000 rebate that I took in lieu of .9% financing. The dealer did lose money, but it was an advertising promotion. At that price, it is a great deal on a vehicle that has a great warranty, so even if/when I have problems it is worth messing with.
I have been trying to help a friend get as close to my deal as possible, but with little luck. There are very few 2000 Rodeos left, so the dealers are not willing to do much. The best deal we can find on a 2000 LS 2WD that lists at $26,700 in this part of the country is $19,999. However, my dealer in Arlington has a 2000 S Trooper that he will sell for $19,999, so my friend is considering that. In my opinion, a scratched 4WD Rodeo demo is not a deal at $25,500!
Dec 04, 2000 (9:32 pm)
I have owned a 2000 LS 4X4 for about three months now. This is my first new car, and I expected my SUV to be quieter than it is. It seems too noisey . I got a lot of wind noise. I was wondering if any of you have the same problem. I realize I could take it to the dealership, and eventually I will, but that is a real pain. ISUZU says it is normal. I think that is bull.
#6 of 2303 '97 Rodeo Wind Noise
Dec 05, 2000 (2:20 pm)
I had a lot of door seal noise from my '97 Rodeo, as soon as I hit 60mph it was very loud. If it isn't the door seals you could adjust the cross bars on the roof rack, and try removing your antenna (as a test) to see if you can narrow down where the noise is coming from.
#7 of 2303 On the brighter side..
Dec 06, 2000 (10:06 am)
I bought my '00 rodeo ls (auto,4wd, 6cd, al wheels) mid october ($23.6) and when I drove it off the lot with 12 miles it still has the same amount of problems at 2k miles. none.
#8 of 2303 Isuzu Rodeo like the Lada
Dec 06, 2000 (7:20 pm)
I leased a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS and from the day I drove it off the lot parts have been failing. I have had problems with the tires being 'out of round', the cd player breaking, the cup holder breaking, the wind shield causing tremendous noise, the interior ceiling covered in some type of glue, a speaker going bad, clips on the rear bumper falling off, 3 recalls and the latest is the leather on the steering wheel wearing out. While most of this was covered under warranty, I am now informed that the steering wheel leather is not covered after 1 year.With only 30k miles on it, I am really worried about the next few years that we are stuck with it. Speaking to Isuzu has not been helpful as they know there is nothing I can do. I am unfortunately 3 months out of being eligible for the lemon law. This is the shoddiest piece of garbage that I have ever owned and I am posting this so that noone goes near this vehicle.If anyone else has had this much trouble and they have had any success with any consumer groups-please advise!
#9 of 2303 '98 1st year teething
Dec 06, 2000 (9:37 pm)
That was teh 1st year of the new generation Rodeos. 99-01 have had far less problems. Look the Escape/Tribute and those are some major teething problems...
#10 of 2303 2000 rodeo 2wd - bilstein shocks
Dec 07, 2000 (8:43 am)
good news for 2000 isuzu rodeo owners.
today i had bilstein corp ( Western Office:
8845 Rehco Road,San Diego, CA 92121
a nice engineer named lou) install bilstein shocks on my 2000 rodeo 2wd.
the good news is that the part numbers are going to be the same as the 1999 shocks.
i drove home to los angeles area from san diego and i was very pleased.
good luck to other owners and thank you to bilstein for using my vehicle to test the 2000 shocks.