Last post on May 31, 2012 at 9:16 AM
You are in the Isuzu Rodeo
What is this discussion about?
Isuzu Rodeo, Honda Passport, SUV
#987 of 2303 noisy motors???
Mar 12, 2003 (7:28 am)
Hey Willie340 - In all fairness, if you want to do a "noise study", compare same class vehicles. Truck to truck, SUV to SUV, etc.. The vehicles you compare to the Isuzu 3.2L don't relate at all. They are ALL front wheel drive with transversely mounted engines & electric cooling fans. A TOTALLY different (passenger car style) setup than 4x4 trucks & SUV's. Sunfires & Focus's have louder mufflers on them as a marketing tool to attract young buyers. Yes my 2002 rodeo is a bit louder than my nissan sentra, but it also has 100 more HP & I love the way it sounds!
Mar 12, 2003 (8:06 am)
Car stereo enthusiast use a product called dyna-mat. It can be placed on floor boards, fire walls, door frames etc. and will drastically reduce interior noise levels. They also make a heat resistant product for use under the hood in the engine compartment. Extra insulation is used by most manufacturers in their high end products. This is why a Lexus seems "quiet" compared to a Toyota with the same engine. A product like dyna-mat may help you to achieve a comfortable noise level in your rodeo.
I agree with others that your comparison of noise levels should not be based on trucks vs. cars. But don't worry, the automotive industry is trying it's best to eliminate all truck based SUVS for U.S. consumers.
Mar 12, 2003 (8:23 am)
I think he's talking about the exterior noise level at idle...
I agree dynamat is cool stuff. My Subaru SVX has a ton of it inside it (makes it weigh 3600lbs) but it's got a nice solid silence inside it.
#990 of 2303 clairification
Mar 13, 2003 (3:19 pm)
the engine noise i am referring to is the little pings,tick-ticks,grinding interior engine noises.i,m not talking about fans,exhaust noises.the oddyssey with it,s hood up is VERY VERY quiet(quiet perfection as one mechanic put it)when you pay 34,000.00 plus dollars for a vehicle you want no expect quiet perfection,not little pings-tick ticks in the engine,and wondering when things will start to break down.the rodeo engine is built in the U.S. the company is korean not japanese.once again i say.. can't north american car companies build an engine at least half as good as honda.by the way what ever happened to isuzu's GBX and VX-4?
#991 of 2303 What are you talking about?
Mar 14, 2003 (5:06 am)
Willie ISUZU is not KOREAN it's Japanese. The Engines come from JAPAN. The Transmissions come from FRANCE and are assembled in INDIANA. Get your facts straight before coming here.
You are thinking of KIA and HYUNDAI, they are KOREAN.
#992 of 2303 $34K+??????
Mar 14, 2003 (10:37 am)
Willie340, once again, you are not comparing apples to apples. A brand new FULLY loaded 4x4 rodeo (2003) is around $25K, New LOADED AWD Axioms or Ascenders go for around $30K. I'll back you on the fact that - yes, if I paid $34K+ for a vehicle, it BETTER darn well be quiet & smooth!! Yes honda makes a better engine than isuzu, but that is why you pay $34K+ for a pretty basic honda mini-van, or honda "SUV" w/ little or no warranty. I guess I don't understand why you are on this board if you are so anti isuzu? This is a help board. Not a harrass board.
Mar 14, 2003 (12:10 pm)
About honda engines being "better" than Isuzu engines. They are just designed to do different things. For instance Honda engines have ZERO torque down low compared to Isuzu engines. It goes back to Truck v. Car engine...
#994 of 2303 Canadian Dollars
Mar 14, 2003 (12:24 pm)
Willie is from Canada where the exchange rate is US$1 = CDN 1.5, so a Rodeo for CDN 34,000 is less than $23 K US.
#995 of 2303 2001 Rodeo Shocks
Mar 17, 2003 (9:22 am)
I have been contemplating upgrading my wife's 2001 Rodeo with after-market shocks, specifically Monroe Sensa-matics. I contacted Sears and NTB, and they tell me they do not stock any Rodeo shocks after the 2000 model year. I went online with the Shock Warehouse yesterday and could only find shocks for the 98-00 model years as well. I sent an email to them and they responded that there must have been a suspension change for the 2001 and later model years, and that currently, none of the after-market manufacturers are supporting the current model of Rodeo.
Has anyone with a 2001 or later model upgraded their shocks yet?
#996 of 2303 Bay area, 99 Rodeo Check Engine on and 30K service
Mar 18, 2003 (5:59 pm)
I have a 99 Rodeo LS 2WD for almost 4 years, not many problems untile yesterday the check engine light on.
I will go to the dealers in Stevenson Creek, since both Anderson and Autowest in Fremont won't carry Isuzu anymore.
BTW, how's the 30k service? I've never done any major service so far except basic oil change and tire rotation. I'm thinking about maybe it's time I do the 30k service, they quote me $650 labor + $230 parts. rip-off? Bay area people, any dealer is cheaper or any 3rd party doing better?
Thanks so much