- Feb 2, 2005
Does anyone know the story behind this matchup? Thanks.
Quote:it may have been a rebadged Rodeo now that I think about it...
Honda got some Isuzu stuff in the trade. The old Honda Passport SUV was a Isuzu (trooper IRC ...) Take care, Bill
Quote:That is ending with the 2007 model year. With the next VUE redesign (2008), it will receive GM's 3.6L VVT V6 and the 6-speed Automatic.
it was a technology/engine trade as just mentioned
Quote:Correct. And the only reason honda & acura offered the rebadaged isuzus was to fill the need for that type of SUV. Rodeos and all isuzus for that matter ceased production in early 2004. IIRC, Honda stopped buying rodeos in ~2003, or once the pilot came onstream. Joel
It was the Rodeo, Acura used the Trooper IIRC. I don't think either of those had anything to do with the Honda V6 in the Vue however..
Quote:that's a good one the only problem my 2004 Vue has had in 32,000 miles is a Honda trans failure they make a nice motor, but their automatics need a lot of work
Because GM heard Honda had some bad trannies.
Quote:Did you READ any of the post before you decided to post your... Honda engines are ________ ________? Because if you did, I guess you didn't get the whole trading their V6 for a diesel part. BTW like a poster above said, they'll be getting a 3.6 and 6spd auto when they are redesigned.
Honda has nothing to learn from GM about engines and much to teach.