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Isuzu D-MAX

Isuzu D-MAX

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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    3.8 (56)
  • Value for Money
    3.9 (56)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (53)
  • Noise Level
    3.2 (51)
  • Braking
    4.2 (55)
  • Acceleration / Power
    3.9 (56)
  • Gear Shifting
    3.6 (55)
  • Suspension
    3.6 (56)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.1 (56)
  • Handling
    4.0 (56)
  • Interior Design
    3.8 (54)
  • Boot Size
    4.5 (39)
  • Comfort
    3.8 (52)
  • Features
    3.6 (52)
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THe Bear
THe BearGlenwood
  • 36 reviews
  • 30 likes

12 years old, 200000 kms and have never spent a penny on it

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Used daily, purchased mainly to tow my 5 metre boat which it does with no fuss. I drove performane cars for 15 years for a living and this vehicle has the best brakes of any car that I have ever driven. Stops on a dime. Heaps of power and great acceleration. Has been serviced every 10000 kms at Isuzu Ute Gympie, great people.

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RBN3South-Eastern Region, NSW

Some Issues

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Used for everyday use and a few weekends away on trails. Generally handles well both on and off road. We have had a few issues with the ute so far since getting it mid 2021. There were some computer issues that took a few days at the service centre to sort out. The paint is very thin and a few spots of rust have appeared on the bonnet after presumably a couple of stone chips. Now it has just thrown a belt for the second time in the last 2 weeks, even just after having it in for it’s 30k service. Not sure if this is caused by a more serious engine issue just yet.

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Joseph
JosephSydney Surrounds, NSW
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

One more failure

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Travelled to southern Victoria and now the front wheel hubs seals decided to leak grease. Had to get it repaired at Warrnambool Isuzu and guess what, yep you guessed it, these are not covered under warranty. Just like the growing list of failures as described in previous reviews

Purchased in for $50,000.

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Neil D.
Neil D.
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Magnificent vehicle the best l have purchased

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Purchased in for $72,000.

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johny g
johny gGippsland, VIC

same issue

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i had the same issue , but where i bought my Mazda BT50 2021 (Isuzu d max 2021) they fixed the problem it was the alternator causing all the issues ,had to wait as supply issues from overseas but all good now.

Purchased in at Mazda Dealers for $61,000.

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Joseph
JosephSydney Surrounds, NSW
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

These vehicles are Lemons

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X.o classic
X.o classicSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Not good

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Aircon suddenly died, turbo failure. Isuzu service center warwick qld done a valve adjustment now its leaking oil. Towed to them and still thesame. To much time off to work because of this crap

Purchased in at Isuzu Dealers for $40,000.

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Tony
TonyFar North Queensland, QLD
  • 13 reviews
  • 4 likes

Hard to fault

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Bought new just over 5 years ago and had no issues. Only taken to dealer for servicing and have no complaints. As others have said the key switches are too easy to switch accidentally and the drivers window switch goes to auto too easily (very annoying) and key in ignition with door open beeper can be annoying. Bought it for travelling and towing which does perfectly. Speak to other travellers with same car they have nothing but praise for their car also. Has 65k and still on original tyres, brakes, battery never had wheel alignment or a/c trouble. No even a flat tyre!

Purchased in for $28,000.

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Jo Hollingsworth
Jo HollingsworthDarling Downs, QLD

Great service...until your money is in their bank. The car is rubbish.

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Purchased in for $61,000.

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Darryl R.
Darryl R.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

Error lights on dash

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I use cruise control in all my cars everyday for safety of speeding.
Also I purchased this Ute for its 5 star safety rating.When it rains Or has been raining I get 3 error lights on the dash which disengages the cruise and crash midagation due to the clean windscreen needing cleaning ?? My Ute has 2,000klms on it and this has happened 25 times.
Today another error for DPD ,when I speak to Isuzu they say they all do this .What a load of rubbish. I did buy 5 star rated car with cruise control not to be able to use it..
Pathetic to say the least,I have lodged a complaint with Isuzu Australia and booked the car in to be looked at.I expect then to tell me they all do this again which consumer affairs will be contacted.
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Purchased for $64,000.

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David M.
David M.Sydney, NSW

Pity about the manual gearbox

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Fantastic Ute - tech is first rate & vehicle really does the job but why oh why with all this effort
Do we have to put up with notchy sometime so difficult gearbox,??? At least in 1st/2nd/Reverse so far. Bargain price though all the same so glad i did not drive one before purchase,!! Might have ended up spending a heap more!!

C'mon Isuzu.... you're almost there.

Purchased in at Isuzu Dealers.

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6wafr
6wafr
  • 8 reviews
  • 3 likes

I t is worth the wait

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This is the best looking Ute of its class on the market at the moment. As far as everything else is concerned read the reviews,they all can’t be wrong can they?

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Gus
GusSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Great tow car

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I am retired I do drive car most days and tow a caravan a lot always have car serviced no issues with car towes great I would recommend if you’re towing

Purchased in for $30,000.

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Sharon
Sharon
  • 2 reviews

Love it

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Great, smooth drive, feels like I’m driving a sedan not a 4WD. Comfortable seating. The only problem I have had so far is the engine light came on the second day of owning, rang Service Center booked in for next morning, engine light had gone out but staff were more than happy to take a look at it anyway. Has not missed a beat just love it. The biggest problem I have now is trying to stay out of it.

Purchased in for $63,000.

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Bill F
Bill FSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews

Great vehicle

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I use my car to tow a 2100 kg Caravan as well as transport around town
The car gets used daily
It gets serviced normally 10000 ks however when towing get serviced every 5000 ks we have had no problems. Fuel economy around town exceptional

Purchased in for $21,500.

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Questions & Answers

LJM
LJMasked
D-MAX 4x4 X-Terrain (2020-2022)

Purchased our dmax xterrain 2022 a week ago and I cannot open the roller shutter lid on the tray. The dealer showed me how the pull the handle and depress the button but I just don't have enough strength. Has anyone else had this problem and how did you fix it?

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Eliezer S.J.
Eliezer S.J.asked
D-MAX RA (2008-2012)

How to fix not working panel board ( panel light,fuel gauge,speedmeter and temperature gauge) isuzu dmax 2008 model manual transmission

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Mark F.
Mark F.asked
D-MAX

I am just wondering do 2016 dmax come out with limited slip diff

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Neil D.
Neil D.
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Mark F.

Ok thanks for the Neil

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Isuzu D-MAX

Details

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CategoryUtesUtesUtesUtes
Starting Price $38,513.00$53,369.00$40,099.00$51,097.00
Warranty Distance 150000 kms150000 kms150000 kms150000 kms
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic and ManualAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeRear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypeDieselDieselPetrolDiesel
Wheels16" Steel17" Alloy17" Steel16" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Doors 2 to 4422 to 4
Seats 2 to 5522 to 5
Fuel Consumption7.7 L/100km7.7 L/100km7 L/100km7.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 76 L76 L76 L76 L
Engine3-litre turbo-diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve with Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD)4 Cylinder 3.0L Turbo Diesel1.9-litre turbo-diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve with Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD)4 Cylinder 3.0L Turbo Diesel
Engine Code4JJ3-TCX4JJ1-TCXRZ4E-TC4JJ1-TC
Max Power140kW @ 3600 rpm140kW @ 3600 rpm110kW @ 3600 rpm130kW @ 3600rpm
Max Torque450Nm @ 1600-2600 rpm450Nm @ 1600-2600 rpm350Nm @ 1800-2600 rpm430Nm @ 2000-2200rpm
Country of ManufactureThailandThailandThailand
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)3,500 kg3,500 kg3,500 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg
Tray TypeCab Chassis and Pick UpPick UpCab Chassis and Pick Up
Cab Options Dual, Extra and SingleDualDual, Extra and Single
Maximum Payload1,300 kg1,040 kg1,034 kg
Ground Clearance225 mm235 mm225 mm
Manufacturer Warranty6 year(s)6 year(s)6 year(s)6 year(s)
Dimensions
Ground Clearance225 mm235 mm225 mm
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