Good Mechanically . Poor paint Quality . Sub - Standard Seats
Great Drive . Good Towing . Completely let down by the drivers seat falling apart after less than two years .
Dealer and customer complaints department not interested , claiming it is not a warrenty issue but due to Ware & Tare . How can that be on a ute that is not even a Tradies vehicle
Tuff 2014 Isuzu dmax x runner ute
I have owned my dmax x runner manuel for a year now with only 16000 ks so far to good being in the trucking industrie everyone knows Isuzu build good trucks and have been for decades I have driven navaras hiluxes patrols and landcruisers but I went with isuzu cause of the history best ute I have ever bought I haven't had any problems will be a keeper till I go
Great, should have bought one ages ago
Vehicle handles very well, has good leg room front and back and is extremely economical. We have travelled 6,000 ks over the last two months and it has not missed a beat. The D-Max has been bought for towing a caravan and we cannot wait to hit the road on one our adventures.
An absolute GEM.
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.
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.
2012 Isuzu D-Max
Great ute I am a logging contractor in NZ so this ute goes through water mud dust you name it every day. We also have a 2011 Hilux and a 2011 BT-50 Mazda. Used as work utes. All have been reliable considering the work they do the Mazda split a front cv cup at 45,000ks the D-Max has a very solid feel to it when driving and it actually has grease points underneath (pretty important when going through water alot) the other two utes don't. The D-Max has 50,000ks on it with no problems at all very happy with it and when it comes time to upgrade I'll...be buying another D-Max I won't be trading this ute in on a new one, I'll be passing it down the ranks, that's how much confidance I have in this ute. PS: the engine in the D-Max is G10 rated wich means 90% are expected to do 500,000ks before needing any repairs. 3 years 90,00km 2 sets of mud tyres 2 warrants absolutely no issues so far still very happy Reliability, fuel economy Rear mud flaps to long I rip them off when backing over mud ect
Absolutley love it !
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!
10k Replacement LS-M
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?
Poor warranty backup
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.
cheap to run
My Wife and I purchased a new Dmax high ride 4x4 3ltre td sx crew cab from Sutton's Arncliffe April 2014 we left Newcastle 9/12/2014 Towing a caravan,21foot travelling aussie to date we have travelled 59000 k's and averaged 13.95 litre's every 100 k.In strong head winds our fuel consumption rose to 14.9 litre per 100k's.
One complaint the seats will not suit someone with bad backs, and should be on ones mind if travelling long distance.
The after sales service is great but service availability in towns like Mt Isa be prepared to travel long d...
What a great ute!
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.
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.
Great Ute Awful Radio
Bought the LS Terrain new in 2013 to tow and it does a fantastic job. It was $10,000 cheaper than the equivalent Ranger with more options (like GPS and reversing camera). Has all the power I'll ever need and is very good with fuel consumption. Generally 8.5 to work and back and between 12.5 & 15 towing a 20 foot van (2000 Kg) Haven't had any major problems except the Multimedia Unit (Radio). If is full of intermittent problems that my dealer can't seem to identify let alone fix.
In particular; The touch screen sometimes does not work or freez...
Mirrors on D Max
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.
Having owned my D-Max space cab ute for 10 months now I have nothing but praise for the vehicle with the exception of the external mirrors.
Both mirrors make objects viewed in them appear further away than they are in reality and there is no warning about this. I have seen this on other vehicles but the glass is stamped with the warning that objects may be closer than they appear. I have come dangerously close to cutting other motorists off on a number of occasions. I think it is only a matter of time before someone has a nasty accident due to...
D-Max towing and 4x4
Purchased MY15 LS-M Oct 14 thru Suttons Arncliffe, who do a great job. Primarily to tow van (Tare 2.5t, GVM 2.9t). The D-Max does this easily, about 15-16lt/100 km, when not towing about 8l/100. Also took it on 4x4 training course at Braidwood perfect I didn't know just how easy and effortlessly this truck just goes. My wife drives as well towing van and 4x4. The 4x4 low creates a superb vehicle for off road.
Clocked up 10K in 2 months, few trips to Wagga. Have fitted out with ARB canopy, bull bars, tow bar, tray drawers (2), fridge so set for...
2013 SX Space Cab auto cab chassis 4wd
I bought the ute new and I've done 50,000 kms so far, mainly highway work and 1 trip to Adelaide towing a van. Overall it seems OK, but not sure I would recommend to a friend I wanted to keep. Mainly irritations rather than serious problems.
Auto: harsh and poorly programmed. It changes down gears unnecessarily and sometimes doesn’t change down when it should (eg it can still be in 5th at 60kmh). It is slow to change up after it has unnecessarily changed down, so the engine races needlessly. Going over hilly country it is constantly changin...g gears up and down completely unnecessarily, so I am forced to use the gearbox in manual mode to stop the silly nonsense. It changes down unexpectedly when braking sometimes, (not all the time) which most of the time is completely useless and gives me heart failure. My last 2 cars had far superior gearboxes. My ex-wife has a 10 year old Toyota Prado that has a far superior gearbox. Harsh ride. I know it is a ute and is designed to carry heavy loads but surely designers can come up with a ute that has a comfortable suspension. My last vehicle could carry 800kg, but gave an excellent ride empty or completely loaded. Perhaps Isuzu designers should look at parabolic springs or coils. Key left in the ignition buzzer. Pain in the proverbial and completely useless. Sometimes ute users have to leave the key in the ignition with the engine stopped, to get out and carry out tasks etc. To have to remove the key to leave the vehicle is a pain in the neck. Auto door lock. Another pain in the proverbial. If I want to lock the car I will lock it. If I don’t want to lock the car I won’t. I don’t need the car unnecessarily locking itself for me.
Cheap to run
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...
Awesome tow vehicle
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.
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!
Very happy with vehicle drives beautifully and has many extra features also sales man service and dealership very Curtis and helpful
12 months in, the D-Max continues to be brilliant!
I didn't know anyone with a D-Max at purchase time in 2013. But it was on sale and I got it for a price better than they were advertising.
12 months in.... Best 4wd ever!
I've owned many 4wd's over the years, including the mighty Hilux, a Range Rover, Patrols, Cruisers, a Navara and even a Jeep. Just so, so happy with the D-Max. It's been faultless motoring. Tonnes of power, heaps of space for me as driver, the hubby (uh, you may have thought I'm a bloke.... wrong!) and kids. The tray size is amazing.
Fuel economy is awesome. Regul...arly get high 7's to low 8's on highway runs - that's with the 5 of us, all our gear, air conditioning on, sticking at highway speeds of 110. The projector headlights cut through the darkness. The suspension carries a decent load no problems, bringing home over a tonne of gardening supplies no worries, which is good as we're on a property and have been recently gradually improving our driveway, one tonne of blue metal at a time!
Front passenger seat belt locking
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!!!
Isuzu LSM 4x4 3 ltr turbo diesel
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.
Should have bought 2 Great Walls !!
Brought brand new 2014, had Isuzu bull bar fitted and driving lights, on dirt roads the driving lights vibrate and this makes it very hard on the eyes. They cut the bottom of the original bumper of to fit the bull bar, the inner plastic lining on front wheel arch looks like it doesn't fit the bull bar actually looks like it has come away from the wheel arch. Drove over a foam ball used for shooting arrows into and it popped the whole side step right off, the mounting of the side steps is pathetic it tore the bolts right out of the side step. I ...could understand if the side step had a dent in it from the pressure but not a mark on it. I contacted the car dealer ship and their reply was that their designed for down ward pressure what a load of rubbish its a 4 wheel drive not a tar car. The isuzu motor reputation. Mountig of side steps
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