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Isuzu D-MAX RC.I

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

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    4.5 (11)
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    4.3 (11)
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    3.8 (11)
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    4.6 (8)
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Paul Prz
Paul PrzMoonta SA
  • 2 reviews
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Isuzu D-Max 2013

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Bought an Isuzu D-Max SX demo, it's a good car but the seats are very uncomfortable!!! We travelled for 4 hours on our first trip after purchasing it and both had back pain! Have complained to Isuzu who said the seats were the same throughout the fleet and can't be changed, so it looks like we are going to have to get aftermarket seats installed at a cost of approx. $3000 for both seats, we found this very disappointing especially for a near new vehicle.

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Harro
HarroSYDNEY
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Noisy rear end

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Just an update in case anyone else has the same noise. I own a June 2012 D-Max and it now has 40,600Km on the clock. It's been awesome so far and I love it. Only problem is a clonking noise in the back that started after a big trip away on some really rough roads. It happens when turning tight corners. Dealer has finally tracked it down to worn rubber pads between the chassis and tub. They have ordered parts so hope they are right and its nothing major. I also hope it's covered by Warranty. I'm a bit disappointed they have worn out so quick when I haven't ever had much in the back.

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Jane S
Jane STownsville

12 months in, the D-Max continues to be brilliant!

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Front passenger seat belt locking

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Front passenger seat belt locks up you cant lean forward to get drink from holder you go over a bump it gets tighter. You have to unclip let it all the way back in and then do it up. Not happy big safety issue.
Who was the bright spark that got that idea through development and into the D-Max!!!

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nannycallipan
nannycallipanAU
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Isuzu LSM 4x4 3 ltr turbo diesel

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It's a fantastic ute. I tow a 3 ton fifth wheeler not a problem, the only gripe I have is the aerial top of windscreen .
Entered a car park the aerial must have made contact with chain on the way in got home noticed the aerial was slightly off centre tried to centre it when it snapped off in my hand had a look at centre of aerial found tiny thin bolt thread.
Went to Isuzu dealer for warranty told I must have hit something not happy.
Should be more robust than this.
Also service manual says oil change ect every 10,000 km but sticker under hood says service every 20,000 km very strange but I don't think i'd wait to 20,000 as the recommended oil isn't fully synthetic.

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Should have bought 2 Great Walls !!

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Automatic Locking Restraints (Front passenger seatbelts)

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Tom
TomPerth, WA
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GREAT TOWING POWER AND FUEL ECONOMY 2014 LSM AUTO

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Update to above, 1st engine oil change is not until 20k kms which is ridiculous for a new engine. Not sure of the logic there.

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2013 Isuzu D-Max SX crew cab chassis

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Michael Dopking
Michael DopkingDarling Downs, QLD
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My 1st 1000kms in a 2014 LS-M Crew Cab D-Max

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jasonNewcastle, New South Wales

2013 D-Max extra cab manual

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I have had my D-Max for around 4 months and just clicked over 12,000 kms and so far have not had a problem with it it drives smoothly and changes gears really smooth I've taken it off road several times and it's been great I get around 8L/100km the key button is the worse worse thing about it (minor issue) when my keys are in my pocket I can easily bump the button and the car will unlock but as I said minor issue.
Fuel economy, power, and smooth gear changes
Key button

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MW
MWSouth-Eastern Region, NSW

Looking to buy, test drive so far only

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We just took a D-Max LS-U for a drive and liked it except the right was very harsh on uneven road - very disappointing. We were also a little concerned that the air con was OK only - it worked but you had to run the fan on high and that added a lot to the cabin noise. Also the engine is not as quiet as the Mazda BT50.
Price. Overall feel and everything else about it
Very lumpy ride, Air con may struggle over time.

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I hope you have better luck with yours mine has been nothing but problems under warranty now I have to pay for repairs myself

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Display NameBrisbane
  • 18 reviews
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2013 LS-M D-Max Manual

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Just about to clock over 40,000 in it. Still happy.

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Just clocked 60,000. Replaced the Bridgestone 693 tyres which were pretty good until 50,000.

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mustangdude
mustangdudeSouth East Queensland, QLD
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Review after 18 months

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I highly recommend getting yourself a rubber/silicone key cover for your key. This was something that annoyed me but it was fixed by buying it a silicone cover. They are on ebay.

mustangdude
mustangdude

We tried a silicone cover but found it was too soft and kept coming off when you turned the key.
I might look for a better, harder cover because that certainly is a good solution.

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I have had my silicone one on since new, it barely moves. Maybe it needs a good clean to wipe off the oily residue maybe?? I did buy mine a couple years ago off ebay. It had the isuzu emblem cutout on the back of the key. Sorry this didn't help you.

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Love it

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Done 4000klms a month over the 6 months since I got my D-Max and love it love it love it. Has Power to burn, and will with easy tow the 3 ton it rated to tow. The most practical work ute, easy to use brilliant fuel economy, comfortable on long trips. Easy as to keep clean. Best investment I have ever made.
Love everything about it.

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True,stereo is very poor

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johnt57aus
johnt57ausAU
  • 4 reviews
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Follow up

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Do yourself a favour and go grab a silicone key cover off ebay! Will stop the keys from being accidentally pressed in your pocket.

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Paddy
PaddyNaracoorte, South Australia

Not so tough D-Max

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I bought the ute new in January and it's now done 20,000km. It drives better then my car and is comfy on long trips. Truthfully I wouldn't buy another one or recommend one to someone planning on doing a fair bit of four wheel driving, as a trader ute or tow vehicle I would.
Fuel economy, comfort.
On third alternator, diff had problem, not very capable off road, not tough enough off road

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Good but a couple of things spoil it

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Purchased brand new D-Max April 2013 .Delivery was delayed by finding cv joint boot was torn good that they found it but why 5 weeks to get a replacement? Also when I asked the SERVICE ADVISOR questions about the fuel filter it sounded like he did not know much but tried to bluff his way through.
reasonable price economy feels solid
service leaves a lot to be desired

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fatbob
fatbobAU
  • 3 reviews
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The ultimate towing machine

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My wife & I have just completed a 5000k trip in a D-max towing a 3 ton caravan,travelling with my brother & sister in-law who were driving the 200 series twin turbo Landcruiser also pulling a 3 ton caravan. Well let me tell you Toyota lovers the D-Max left it for dead in both performance & fuel economy, up hills around Tumit & Mt. Kosiosco the D-Max in 3rd gear literally pushed the cruiser up the hills, fuel stops the D-Max was on average $50.00 less per every fill, I averaged approx 14lts to the 100k's as apposed to the cruiser's 22lts to the 100k's. The D-Max might look small but it's built tough & is very comfortable for a ute.
I loved the way it performed, handled & the great fuel economy

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must have been something wrong with the landcruiser I reckon ,

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FNQ Peter G

Our company D-Max lives on Cape York it returns 6.9 in 4WD all the time all standard gear except bull-bar and driving lights.one tough and efficient truck.

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Erin80
Erin80Tas
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2012 Isuzu D-MAX LSU Space Cab (new model)

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Speedo being out conforms with the ADR for speedos. Take it up with them. Most new vehicles do not have an accurate speedo.

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Kerley1111
Kerley1111AU
  • 2 reviews
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Love my D-Max

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LS-U new at the end of October. Road trip since covering 6000km. Loving it.

Comfort and reliability. Towed a boat on the road trip and achieved 10L per 100km. Not towing I am getting about 9L/100km. Fitted a Razorback Canopy and that is excellent as well.

Would recommend to my friends. Very happy.
Economy, power, reliability

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