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Isuzu Rodeo, Honda Passport, SUV
#882 of 2315 cargo cover...
Dec 10, 2002 (7:35 am)
It's been sold in a day - i didn't get a chance I am currently watching another one on eBay though... The current price is $5 + $15 shipping. The picture is pretty crappy and it came out of 2000 Passport. The seller says the color is tan. I just wonder if "tan" Honda color is the same as Beige Isuzu. Any ideas?
The dealer still has it on order, but if I find it elsewhere I am planning to cancel it. they want $106 for it and it may be in late January.
#883 of 2315 Regarding Aftermarket CD Player
Dec 11, 2002 (5:56 am)
Crutchfield offers a single disk unit that works with the stock isuzu radio controls. It looks just like original equipment. I think the cost is under $200. I would stay clear of an FM modulated unit if possible. The sound quality is a little off and the extra controller can be a hassle.
#884 of 2315 Rodeo 4cyl
Dec 13, 2002 (2:41 pm)
I am thinking about purchasing a rodeo with 4 cyl, for its economy. Any thoughts about the 4 cyl model? Does it have reasonable performance?
Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated.
Dec 14, 2002 (6:35 am)
I have an 98 Amigo 4 cyl 5spd and a 2001 Rodeo 6 cyl Auto. The 2.2 4 cyl works great with the 5 speed and gets around 22 in the city. My Rodeo only gets 15 in the city. The 4 also does not burn oil like the V6 models have been known to do. At oil change time, I have noticed that the oil in the 4 is a lot darker that the V6. It has to work harder so I guess it wears it out quicker. As far as power goes, the 4 cyl with a 5 speed is not that far behind a V6 auto. The transmission is geared to compensate for the smaller engine so there is no lag or strain when taking off or going up hills. You can't stomp on the 4 and pass quickly like you can in the V6 and I wouldn't try to tow a boat with it but it is fine for anything else. I actually enjoy driving the Amigo more than the Rodeo!
#886 of 2315 Rodeo 4cyl
Dec 17, 2002 (11:42 am)
amigo_john, I think your 15 mpg has to do with auto trans. I got V6 w/ 5sp and I normally get 19-22 mpg (mixed city and highway). As far as oil, I had problems with the first 10K miles or so. I had to add couple of bottles of oil after the first and second oil changes. however I didn't have to add any oil after that.
6cyl is definitely more expensive to service, but the difference is not that huge. The reliability of 3.2 V6 is supposed to be better, even though it mostly depends on your luck In my opinion, Rodeo is too heavy to be propelled by relatively small 4 cyl even with stick shift, but I live in Denver (high elevation) and that definitely contributes a lot to it.
Dec 18, 2002 (12:58 pm)
Another big thing is weight:
Amigo 4 cyl 5 Speed 3551 lbs
Rodeo 4 cyl 5 speed 3701 lbs (+150)
Rodeo V6 Auto 2wd 3923 lbs (+372)
That probably accounts for my Amigo 4 cyl being decent on power. I have driven a 2002 Rodeo 4 and it felt about the same. I have owned 4 VW diesels so anything else feels powerful to me
Dec 18, 2002 (1:26 pm)
well, my first car was '89 Tercel. I sometimes feel like I can load several of them in Rodeo and go camping
Dec 19, 2002 (4:37 am)
They haven't mated a MT to the V6 in a few years IIRC.
#890 of 2315 More shocks - please forgive me
Dec 21, 2002 (8:42 am)
What's a lady to do. I want to change the shocks - sounds like Bilstiens the the way to go, but I'm not breaking these little finger nails until I have to out in the middle of nowhere. How do I find a local place to sell and/or install? I can find the Monroes all over the place, but not the better ones.
#891 of 2315 Diesel engines- for any Isuzu SUV
Dec 30, 2002 (8:40 pm)
Does anyone know if Isuzu is planning on offering a diesel engine in any of their SUVs? If so where can I get information on this. Doug