If you want a pretty ute at the sacrifice of reliability, don't buy a DMAX.
Bought my ute brand new in Jan 2019 after driving one for work for a few years and can't fault them!
If you're buying a Dual Cab 4x4 and your decision is influenced by its interior looks, you clearly haven't done your research!
Purchased in January 2019.
Very unhappy with the clutch
We purchased a Dmax LS-M manual new in October 2019. Almost the first thing I noticed was that I was having to push the clutch pedal to the floor to get a reliable gear change. Took it back to the dealer for review and was told "they are all like that". As it turns out the clutch is hydraulic and supposedly self adjusting. It cannot be adjusted manually. I find pushing the pedal to the floor very wearing. I am hoping that somewhere along the line I find a solution in Google.
Also we live and work on a farm. Our surrounding roads are all dirt...and vary in condition from fair to dreadful. The LS-M has heavier rear suspension and is very uncomfortable on poor roads. It would no doubt improve with a good load in the back but 99% of our driving is with loads less the 100kg and mostly less than 20kg. If we end up keeping it I will need to do something about the rear suspension. At only 400kms I am not aware of anything it does particularly well but the engine does seem good to me. I have seen other reviews complaining about noise levels but coming from a Navara D22 it seems very quiet to us. All in all I think this purchase was a mistake for us given our circumstances.
Purchased in October 2019.
Just great stuff
Now on my seventh Isuzu 4wd ute.
Just a real honest workhorse.
Great on fuel and great in boggy sand, even with a boat hanging off the back (gotta get the tyre pressure spot on though).
I know that luck is part of the game with any car and I sympathize with anyone who has had problems.
(Had 2 wb holden utes...................one did 400,000 k's and still ran like new........the other blew up at 150,000.........hey go figure that out)
Purchased in December 2018 for A$40,800.00.
Quite simply a great ute...
Bought mine at 60 000ks old. From original owner in absolute immaculate condition.
It's now done 104 000ks. I do about 1000 ks a week, with approx a 600kgs load, and absolutely 0 major issues to report. Which was my main reason for picking the dmax. Reliability.
I will now list some of the annoying relatively small faults with it:
Suspension is crap with a load. It's obviously built for comfort. But by 100 000ks mine were truly sagged (inverted) and even before that it was "floaty". Recently had that replaced with aftermarket and it's now awesome.
The Bluetooth handsfree is terrible. Other people struggle to hear you. Oneday, I may look at an aftermarket headunit.
Isuzu D-max Lsm
I have mixed feelings about my D'max, I love and dislike this ute, The Isuzu dealers, I have been dealing with are rude and have a don't care attitude also they treat you like idiot. But its a awesome ute with a strong engine and great on fuel. very tuff solid build car.
1. seats are horrible for long trips
2.Expensive aftermarket and not a lot available
3. It does strange things while driving
More like an A+ Max
I have recently bought an LS-M Crew Cab and had the tub replaced with an alloy tray.
OMG - what a vehicle. If you are reading reviews like this to gauge wether to get one or not then stop researching and just buy one cos you wont regret it. I'm long legged - yet I can slide the drivers seat so far back I can barely reach the pedals, my old Bitsashitty Triton couldnt do a U turn on a runway but the D-Max will comfortably go round the T-section at the end of our road while towing my tool trailer, the crew cab is big enough in the back for a fa...
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||76 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 3.0L Turbo Diesel|
|Max Power||130kW @ 3600rpm|
|Max Torque||430Nm @ 2000-2200rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand|
|Tray Type||Pick Up|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Payload||1,049 kg|
|Ground Clearance||225 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||6 year(s)|
|Release date||Feb 2017|
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