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Isuzu Rodeo, Honda Passport, SUV
#86 of 2315 radmd - 28 grand is oo steep for a 2000 demo.
Mar 21, 2001 (2:02 pm)
Try 2001 Honda Passport EX (with leather) for 26 grands. It doesn't have the intelligent suspension but reviews about intelligent susp is not that great. There are many aftermaket shock upgrades for just about a hundred dollar with much better ride quality. I used Monroe matic shocks with very comfortable ride.
Honda drivetrain warranty is NOT 10 years but feedbacks reveals that ISUZU gives their customers a run-around when they deserved warranty coverage and the aftersale services were mostly horrible.
#87 of 2315 But 120K miles
Mar 21, 2001 (2:11 pm)
is still 120K miles warranty. Isuzu does do some run-around, but it's mostly the dealers which IMHO you can get a good dealer or bad dealer for Honda or Isuzu, the only differences I've seen is when you move from average cars to Lexus, BMW, Caddy etc. then the service is better.
#88 of 2315 What to get..
Mar 21, 2001 (3:14 pm)
I'm seriously considering buying a 01 Rodeo S. I'm not sure about the options however. Does anyone have opinions on the alloy wheels as steel? How about the stereo - I'm thinking after market rather than $575 for the "comfort package" which includes the ad player. Any comments are appreciated.
#89 of 2315 Steelies are fine
Mar 21, 2001 (3:46 pm)
The steel rims actually look decent.
#90 of 2315 Re: Ironman Rodeo
Mar 21, 2001 (9:38 pm)
drmp - Thanks for the input. I managed to get their invoice with the dealer cost column, and including the leather, $28,300 is really their actual costwith the holdback subtracted, no more or less. But you're right it does seem steep for a 2000 demo. I may end up buying a 2001 Black LSE with the gold package and cargo tray, instead. After calling around, the best price I could find was $29,900 with the 0% financing. That price only leaves $500 profit for them coming out of their holdback.
Will I need to put Monroe Matic shocks on if it has the intelligent suspension system, or can I even do that?
Also, what can I do before buying that can assure me that the warranty will be honored. Someone had suggested getting it in writing that they will fix any rattles, squeeks, or excessive wind noise before agreeing to buy it. That seemed like a good idea. What else should I be wary of, or try to ask for before buying?
#91 of 2315 Too Good to Be True
Mar 22, 2001 (11:06 am)
I pulled up Edmund's TMV on a Rodeo LS 2wd and it's $1,000 below invoice!! What am I missing here? Is it really possible to purchase a Rodeo for $1,000 below invoice and get 0.0% financing for 60 months to boot?
#92 of 2315 Rebate or Financing
Mar 22, 2001 (11:21 am)
You can't have both. Not to mention that the TMV is pretty inaccurate.
#93 of 2315 radmd - intelligent susp
Mar 22, 2001 (1:23 pm)
The intelligent susp have number of sensors that are linked to the shocks. Therefore, it's useless to get the intel. susp option if you plan to replace the shocks.
I have tried the intelligent susp. on a short trip and the ride is evidently SOFTER on bumps and dips while eliminating too much bouncing and brake dives and axcess tendency to lean when cornering compared to the OEM shocks.
However, reviews on it indicated that it's too soft and bouncy (?) on really rough trails.
The monroe matic that I used is not as soft on big bumps than the intel. susp but aside from that, the difference are not obvious to me (IMHO).
I still think, you'll be happy with the intel. susp because it's very comfortable especially on long drives.
I don't have answers to your other questions.
#95 of 2315 Get the new '01 rodeo, not the leftover
Mar 25, 2001 (12:49 pm)
Get the '01 lse instead of the '00. You'd be doing them a favor if you bought the '00. For pretty much the same money, you'd know where the first 5k miles are going to be.
The isuzu web site is pretty good on stating what isuzu covers under warrantee. (actually I think it is the only car manufacturer that puts that stuff in English).
I have had no problems with my '00 rodeo (except for the ce light when the gas cap wasn't tightened).
If the dealership really wanted to get the '00 off the books, they would wheel and deal. Offer them $18k and see if the throw you out.