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Isuzu D-MAX RC.I

Isuzu D-MAX RC.I (2012-2016) (page 4 of 5)

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Charlie
CharlieSydney
  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great ute

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G'Banger
G'Bangerwhyalla, sa

An absolute GEM.

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Done 28000 kms, towed tandem trailer from Whyalla to Qld twice. Great fuel economy, comfort, no rattles or problems. Will be towing a c'van starting 2016 and i reckon will cruise with confidence with the choice. Will change tyres before setting out on the hwy. Thank you Pt Augusta Isuzu, great team you guys/gals are.

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2013 LS-M dual cab. Wouldn't buy another one

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Not impressed with its lack of guts.

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DH
DHAuckland
  • 9 reviews
  • 8 likes

Good but depends what you are wanting it for

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CabDual Cab
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addo
addotamworth

My d-max

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2012 model lsm twin cab ute, bought new feb 2013, I don' believe any other brand of ute could be any better than this one, we have been all over oz towing 16ft poptop and there is no way any other ute could do the job as good as this one, 15,000k las trip with a lot of weight on van and ute for 11.3lt 100k, very comfortable and smooth. Love it! Due for new ute next year and it will be another d-max, wouldn't consider anything else, bought it from Gilbert and roach at hunting dale, they were great to deal with and I'll get the next on there, it's very satisfying to to purchase something which is great value for money.

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Hunter316
Hunter316
  • 2 reviews
  • 6 likes

80k update

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- These come with marvellous engines with oil leaks from factory showroom. Common rear main seal leaks, sump seal and noise from gear box without clutch in.
- The drive train CV joints are prone to breaking if you take it offroad.
- rattles all throughout car
- paint work is thin and rust spots when car got delivered after my money was taken.

Since owning this car and putting 60k on it since the problems were fixed, it has proven itself to me. Currently at 80k and car feels like it's only getting better.

Turn off traction control and fit a rear locker and it'll get you there.

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Date PurchasedSept 2016
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2012 Isuzu D-Max

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Paul B
Paul BBrisbane

Absolutley love it !

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I love my D- Max . It now has 50k on the clock. Average consumption is at 8.2l/100k.. As an off road vechile this is perfect for the family when we go camping.. I also tow my heavy fibreglass boat at almost 2tonne and I have to remind myself there is a boat on the back when on the highway.. Just love it.. Has that mix of a truck like feel with comfort which suits me perfectly. Not to mention I just love the shape and look with the chrome grill!

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steve
steveKimberley, WA
  • 2 reviews
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10k Replacement LS-M

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This 2014 model has now got digital press button dash display...pain in the [censor word removed]. 09 model was easy and effective to change. How does "Elapse time" help me drive? new model has steel rim as spare so now unless I replace it with an alloy, I cannot rotate it every 10k to maintain even tyre wear among all 5 wheels. No rear speakers in the doors even though the ports are there!!!! Dust ingress is more evident around doors.
Gear box VERY notchy from 1st to 2nd gear, most times crunches. Must make low rev change very smooth and carefully.
I will not speak kindly to others considering a D-Max. Was very happy with 09 model........why did they mess with it?
aesthetics
Poor warranty backup

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Ansi
AnsiMt. Gambier
  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Cant wait!!!

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Just signed up for a new Dmax space cab auto! Wanted a red one, there is one on the boat so need to wait 6/7 weeks. Traded my 2012 Triton which, while being a reliable vehicle, is thirstier than a camel at a waterhole. 11/12 L/100k's sitting on 105KPH on the highway. I am SO looking forward to the fuel savings!!!! Will update as I go.

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Ansi
Ansi

Taking delivery this coming Monday. Any tips on the running in procedure?

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cheap to run

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Rob Hughes
Rob HughesOatley
  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

What a great ute!

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I have now driven almost 14,000 km in my new D-max Ute. It is comfortable, roomy, powerful and relatively light on fuel. At the first service, the dealership at Sutherland Isuzu was friendly and most professional. I've taken it into some challenging situations in the Vic High Country, where it has proved to be an outstanding performer.

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Date PurchasedAug 2014
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Alan M
Alan MNarooma, New South Wales
  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Fantastic 4x4

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After the death of my Defender decided to buy new. Have always liked the reliability of Isuzu motors. Bought a 2014 LS-M manual dual cab. $15K off list price as it was a 200km demo. What a great ride. Plenty of room in the cabin. Comfortable seats with heaps of leg room. So far I have been impressed with it off road, even with it's so called All Terrain Bridgestone tyres. Towing is a breeze. Towed a 1.2 tonne dual axle trailer 800kms. Hardly knew it was there. It achieves excellent fuel economy with little stress from the engine. Only gripes: key in ignition warning and seat belt warning. Apart from that a solid vehicle. New tyres and a suspension lift and it will be ready for the great off road.

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Great Ute Awful Radio

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Automatic locking restraints

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We love our D-Max... Except for the automatic locking restraint on front passenger seatbelt. VERY annoying & time-consuming having to stop every few kms to unlock it... That's the only solution at this stage! Children under 12 are not advised to ride in front seat with airbags fitted... So why have ALR's? If no solution can be found, we will be looking at selling as we want to travel around Australia & it will take long time having to stop & release seatbelt.

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Mirrors on D Max

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Clearview brand mirrors that replace originals are available and are brilliant and have a convex and flat mirror that can extend for towing. I think they also have the blinker light in them as well. Unfortunately they are expensive at $750 plus and more if fitting if required but are far cheaper than originals if you break one. Spare parts are available.
They are slightly bigger than the original equipment but that is to your advantage and don't vibrate even when fully extended for towing.

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bob.eades.7
bob.eades.7South East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
  • 12 likes

External Mirrors

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John
JohnCanberra
  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Virtually problem free.

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Gary Reinhard
Gary ReinhardLittle Bay
  • 3 reviews
  • 5 likes

D-Max towing and 4x4

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jofo
jofoBellthorpe
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  • 6 likes

2013 SX Space Cab auto cab chassis 4wd

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Cheap to run

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I brought 2014 Terrain. Done 20,000km without fault added nudge bar,canopy,rhino bars and regularly carries all my builders tools,ladders etc .around town getting 8.4 litres per 100k been down as low as 7.1 at 100k on highway between brissy and sunshine coast. Don't even have to change down on steep grades as the auto handles with ease. Air con with climate control work a treat. My only gripes are the speed alert interruptions on radio and the large blind spot created by driver side pillar. Oh one other annoyance is if you put a heavy load on passenger seat it sets off seatbelt alarm. I highly recommend this truck as it is a work vehicle and not as a SUV...

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Sheep
Sheep
  • 22 reviews
  • 8 likes

Awesome tow vehicle

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This is my second D-Max having recently upgrading from the 1st generation model. We regularly tow a car trailer with a race car on the back all over QLD and NSW, we constantly achieve between 10.5-12 ltr/100km with the trailer and 7.8-8.3 ltr/100km without the trailer. If your looking for a great tow vehicle that is cheap to run you can't go past this ute. The only "must have" upgrade I would recommend is change the shock absorbers the factory ones lean to much towards soft/comfort in there valving.

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Work horse

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I've had all the other brands and have found the D-Max to be a real star. Sure, it's noisy and a little rough around the edges but for the prices it's in a league of it's own. I towed a 3200kg trailer from Brisbane back to Perth with an additional 500kg in the tray and was still getting 10.9 l/ 100km. How does it do that?

By the way for the sceptics, I was sitting on 100kms/hour.

Great machine but maybe for those who really understand that it's a work machine not a show pony!

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Marion
Marion
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Very happy

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Very happy with vehicle drives beautifully and has many extra features also sales man service and dealership very Curtis and helpful

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