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Isuzu Rodeo, Honda Passport, SUV
#8 of 2315 Isuzu Rodeo like the Lada
Dec 06, 2000 (6:20 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 2315 '98 1st year teething
Dec 06, 2000 (8:37 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 2315 2000 rodeo 2wd - bilstein shocks
Dec 07, 2000 (7:43 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.
#11 of 2315 Doc, thanks for the verification
Dec 07, 2000 (9:49 pm)
Doc, you were so lucky to get this kind of deal. As you've read my story, things didn't go well between me and the dealers that night. And I ended up driving around town plus more than an hour to Lancaster, PA from Baltimore, MD to look for other Isuzu dealers last weekend. However, they all told me the same da*n thing. I can only choose either a $2000 incentive/rebate or a 0.9% financing. What's the deal? If I'm eligable for both incentive and financing, I think I, as a consumer, deserve to get this benefit. Do they really think they can make thousands of dollar from selling me a new, but one-year-old car? Anyway, I'm about to give up on the Rodeo and go find something else with similar quality and reasonable price, maybe a good, used 4Runner, who knows.
#12 of 2315 2001 RODEO LEASE
Dec 12, 2000 (9:50 pm)
Don't know if this fits within the scope of the discussion, but I wanted some feedback on this subject.
Regarding a 2001 Rodeo (automatic, pref pack #2)
Is ($235/month, 39 month lease, 1,000 miles/month
$1,500 total out of pocket with the $700 Gateway Comuter voucher)
Is there a better deal out there than anyone is aware of?
#13 of 2315 re: Lease
Dec 12, 2000 (11:58 pm)
Something doesn't seem right witht that deal. Is it a 4wd or 2wd?
I got an outstanding deal in '97 which was $285/mo for the Rodeo S w/Performance package (auto, a/c, alumn wheels, LSD, 6 speaker stereo) with $2000 out of pocket for 36months. It had a $18,000 residual value and Isuzu wanted the "old" models off the showroom floor before they put out the '98 models.
So $235/mo seems like an outstanding deal, IMHO.
#14 of 2315 Dredded Check Engine Light
Dec 18, 2000 (7:16 am)
Recently, I flipped the cost of my 100k maintenance on my 1993 Rodeo (3.2L)including timing belt and other belts, plugs, water pump, etc. Two weeks post repair, my "check engine" light is coming on. The vehicle is hesitating tremendously and my fuel consumption is not what it use to be - I'm getting about 200m/tank. I had an O2 sensor replaced this past summer. The technician reset the diagnostic computer and sent me on my way saying he could not get the car to regenerate the error again. Four miles down the road, I was sure able to make the check engine light come on again. The car never choked off, but it sure hesitates. Any suggestions? Thanks, on
#15 of 2315 Check Engine Light - RMark1
Dec 18, 2000 (9:28 pm)
I was having a similar problem with my check engine light. Dealer kept telling me they could not duplicate it and that nothing was wrong. Ended up having a leak in my cooling system and had to have the engine replaced. NOT to imply that's your problem, of course, as you'd know because you'd also be overheating (or losing use of the a/c, as in my case). Another problem for me is that my check engine light used to come on whenever it was smoky outside. go figure.
#16 of 2315 Monroematics for 1999; Canadian dealer?
Dec 19, 2000 (7:56 am)
Or any good dealer that would ship to Canada? What are the part #s?
Do they improve cornering and emergency manouvering on highway, please? We don't do much of off-road
BTW: do they make Monroe Reflex shocks for a '99 Rodeo?
#17 of 2315 My '99 wouldn't move; just reved when releasing the clutch...
Dec 19, 2000 (8:14 am)
I had washed my car in a cold evening(two days before) and kept it in the garage(unheated)... I'll go to work, but when starting it after hours it would start with a jolt when releasing the clutch(I've had it last winter as well)...
But, next morning, it got worse, it wouldn't move at all, even after releasing the clutch almost completely(this time I was afraid to release it completely, considering the high revs, some cluncks, the previous jolts and the fact that I couldn't move the car my hand either)...No hand brake engaged
I'll take it out of 4hi, put it in 4 No, then in 4 hi again, then in 2wd(After starting to two it. I've stopped the towing truck, re started the engine, just to make sure that the 4hi light went off)... But as the towing truck was turning out of my drive, we heard one loud CLANK and I was sure that my dealer would find the truck in perfect shape(which he did)
He even kept the truck outsideover night and re started it, no problems at 8 am next morning(but on milder weather)...
They say they've "checked everything"... Not reproducible...
It's not only that now I'm afraid to wash the truck when it's cold, but I'm afraid something might be damaged anyhow...
Even if we're careful not to put in 4hi when there are patches of dry asphalt, etc, etc
I also kind of thought that the clutch ride was too long(at least compared to my sedan), but then the dealer let me test drive a brand new 2000 and he drove my '99 and the clutches behaved in a very similar manner...
My '99 has only 22.000 am on it and it is a frustrating issue to have in the back on your mind... E.g. the next day I had to drive 200km one way and we got freezing rain and some snow on the way back and you are afraid that the truck might give up on you (OK it only manifested so far at start-up, but still)...
My dealer is 417 Saturn-Saab-Isuzu in Ottawa, Canada...