Best ute I have ever owned
I purchased a 2009 SX manual 2wd trayback in August 2009.
It's now 2021. I have done 130,000kms
I am on the original brakes and clutch.
The only things I have fixed was a new battery at 80,000kms and replaced a leaking front shock absorber at 110,000kms
I put Maxxis UE168 tyres on at week 2...& after 130,000kms they are still in the car.
Consistently gets 7.5l / 100km...I change oil, filter and fuel filter at 7,500 religiously. I have no complaints whatsoever. After reading about the problems with the new ones I think I will keep mine for another 130,000kms
Purchased in August 2009 for $26,308.00.
Hasnt let me down
Bought my 2011 Dmax second hand in 2013. Fuel economy is great. Never had any issues other than needing a new clutch after burning the original out on our driveway lugging trailer loads of pavers out in a trailer. Its now done 190,000km and hasnt let me down. Ive had loads of different trucks over the years and isuzu have been the most reliable ive found.
Purchased for $26.00.
Tappet cover removal
Has anyone had trouble removing the tappet cover as mine is stuck and don’t want to force it. I have a 2010 Isuzu DMax 3 lt. Any recommendations for loosening it would be great don’t want to crack it.
Purchased in January 2010.
hi, the isuzu d max 2016 model it is tuff and rough not a family 4x2 or 4x4. i tow for living 5000 km a week ,i did 250000 km before i got some very bad fuel and the motor went bang. one thing that i learnt about dmax push them hard ,change oil/ filter at 15000 k ,auto 30000k diff 30000k
I was advised by a few mecanics that the dmax was the best for the price a verry robust and economic diesel iv kept mine well servised and iv had no problems with it at all i get verry good econamy and the extra large tray gives as mutch space as a larger 4x4 the rear springs seam low but that is for ease of loading lifting fence post ect saves liftling so high and the springs take a lot of load and still ride well and handlewell but a rear lift looks better and gives better of road clearance verry practical ute
Who invented this self locking idiocy?
Nearly as good as a HiLux. The key is an absolute pain. The car self locks if I stop to, say, answer a phone call or look at a view. Don't put the key in your pocket or put it on the key rack, it will lock!! A pain. Is there any way to disable this auto lock activity?
Hardest ride of any 4WD that I've ever ridden in. Consumption goes through the roof if you tow anything.
But in 8 years I've not had any major mechanical costs, other than grill trim falling off.
I have just ticked over 102,000 k's. Turbo let go shrapnel right through engine, even took out tops of the glow plugs. Costs to date $14,000 and I haven't paid for labour yet. Not happy Alice.
Had to replace engine driven fuel pump, injectors, turbo, water pump, glow plugs and the engine with a long engine not to mention glow plugs. This is my first Isuzu experience and well, what would you think?. The vehicle has been serviced every 10,000 km's.
I am 70 yrs old and use the vehicle for towing 5 mt boat plus general use. Seven years of use only.
great ute, great service from dealer
best towing vehicle I have ever owned ultra reliable;good on and off road fuel costs low , good auto, 12.5 LP100 loaded, 8.1LP100 mt the Dandenong dealer pattersons cant help enough servicing costs are reasonable appointments in cab good handling great finish fuel range extended with long ranger tank once you own one you wont part with it a very happy customer!
BEST MODEL THEY MADE!
Bought from new, fitted Work and Leisure canopy..
Fantastic diesel, tough gearbox.
No nonsense very reliable multi purpose vehicle...search Google for reviews and reports of problems in THIS model...there are very very few. Most owners dont sell them for new ones.
No problems at all with any of the problems reported here but imho seats let it down, with no height control or extendable steering column.
Many thousands sold without any problems...a 'salt of the Earth' type of 4wd 'MPV'
Better fuel consumption than current 2.3 L / 2.4 L engines
One of the best looking dc utes ever made and 4wd magazine 4WD of the Year in 2009
Ideal universal transport for the average male.(or active female)
2010 Dual cab. with Canopy, chip and 3in exhaust. as a runabout at road speeds with average load in tray (300ish kg's) gives 10.5KMPL.
Towing a Caravan weighing 1.6ton from Melbourne to Central Queensland over 4 days. averaged 7 to 7.5 KMPL at around 85 to 95kmh.
Those speeds were through conditions of Leighard Highway combined with Leaf spring rear and Torsion Bar front.
Not the best for rough or rolly roads.
The ute is an ideal. Comfortable. Economical and VERY reliable (by reputation) vehicle for a runabout.
More useful than a car. Not ...
Love it but some aspects a worry
Have a December 2011 Isuzu D-Max crew cab and have found it extremely comfortable and great to drive. It is a manual and has just clicked over 40000 kms. Had twice complained about fuel consumption (10 to 12 ltrs per 100 kms) but now 7.9 to 8 kms, happy with that!! Not happy when told at 40000 km service when told that tappets had to be adjusted! $800 to $1000 dollars! Go away I said. One of the best vehicles I have ever driven as far as braking concerned and very comfortable. Have done Sydney to Hervey Bat 1200 plus kms and no sore back!
Great brakes,comfort and easy to drive
40000 km service very expensive
Great Reliable Vehicle, Excellent Fuel Economy, Excellent Aftermarket Mods Available
Ok, I have a 2011 D-Max Limited Edition III. It has the factory extras such as DVD Sat Nav, Bluetooth and roll bar. Overall the vehicle itself has been rather good besides the following issues i have had:
1) High pitched noise which occurs above speeds of 60km/h and does not change note etc with speed. This was found to be that the grease used from the factory on the oil seal on the front hubs isn't up to standard and dries out easily. This has been fixed.
2) The power windows need regular lubrication. Only minor really.
3) A little shudder when taking off occurs, especially under load and when you have a 2 inch lift kit installed (its basically more noticeable.)
4) Factory Kenwood DNX7360BT DVD unit is a little slow.
Reliable for the first 100,000
This has been a work ute, family vehicle. Completed the telegraph track and the cape with ease towing our camper 7000 kms. The door seals are disappointing as they do let in a fair bit of water and the clutch has just started to give us a little grief. A fan of the Isuzu engine and would consider buying another when due to update.
D-MAX 2010 39000 klms
1. After first two weeks, drivers side window dropped off its supports and down into door cavity. Two trips to Pacific Motors Maroochydore to fix, now passenger side is "Clicking".
2. Aircon fan control has only got 1 speed and thats full blast.
3. Plastic Chrome radiator Grill is so thin they snap at the ends in Auto car wash from jet spray.
4. Hydraulic Clutch has no more free play and cannot be adjusted,and is starting to slip ,oh yes and 27000 klms on new tyres.
5. Water leaks in through Firewall after washing.
It's fair to say I like the Isuzu to drive, but it's also fair to say that a vehicle with this price tag and such low klms with no offroad use is a poor example of quality.
Best ute ever owned
2010 2wd now done 145,000km. This ute has not been touched since new. Service it myself 5W30 full synthetic oil, roil platinum metal conditioner, new air and fuel filters every 20,000km. This ute is still brand new. Carry camper on back. Still giving 8L/100 on highway, 6.5L around town.
Questions & Answers
I'm chasing the roof load capacity, any ideas?
The latest Ronny Dahl youtube video goes through this in a bit of detail. I believe the Dmax on road capacity for vortex bars fixed to a canopy is around 70kgs (pared back to 50kg for offroad driving). I believe both must include the weight of the actual roof rack. Total weight of my Batwing Compact and Kickass Shower awning is around 22kgs. I don't plan to put maxtrax on roof as they are prone to fading in the sun. I hope this helps a bit!! I sometimes load the Oztent RV5 but certainly nothing more.
i just brought 2009 4x4 it is in low 4 and wont change to 4 high or 2 high
Hi Dmax group...how to fix iddle rpm low..
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