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Worst car I have ever owned
I bought a 2021 MUX LST 12 months again and it is with out a doubt the worst car I have ever owned. The auto transmission is appalling, can’t hold gears, change’s up and down when it shouldn’t and the changes are very rough, makes it an absolute misery to drive. Seats are uncomfortable, flat with no support so I slide around all over the place and what top of the range car doesn’t come with lumbar support in 2021? Yep this doesn’t!awful to drive and sit in. The cruise control is shocking, so sensitive that if it drops 1km below set speed it kic...ks down gears and give full throttle to get back up then overshoots the speed . Virtually can’t use it. Noisy and underpowered. Myriad of ergonomic foibles inside, a DVD player that can ONLY be played through the whole stereo, no way to connect to headphones.switches hidden behind the steering wheel. It’s just a really unpleasant car to drive and own, I wish I had bought a prado.
Purchased in for $55,000.
Best car I have ever owned
Just like to thank Isuzu . My Mux 7 seater was purchased from new in Dec 2015 it has just over 400000 on the clock has been serviced regular by my mechanic who i may add tells everyone how good of a car it is , he has also offered to buy it off me if i ever sell it . I am currently only on my 3rd set of tyres , just put the 2nd set of brake pads on last week . I work 5 days a week as a cleaner so the car is stopping and starting numerous times a day . It is so reliable and great to drive
Purchased in .
New Gen 2 Isuzu MUX
Had the MUX a month now - Purchased from Isuzu dealer in November. I purchased mine with the optional roofrack, clearview mirrors, bullbar, snorkel, towbar, electronic break controller, scuff plates and tonneau cover. Well please don't do this as these extras are added to the vehicle cost and you end up paying luxury car tax on them. Better off to purchase them after you pick up the car and save yourself some money. Saying that, I'm still waiting for the Clearview Mirrors and the roof racks. Power seems good. Round town economy is around 1...2L/100Km and on a good trip it drops to 7.8L/100Km which was a pleasant surprise to me. Seats seem comfortable but have only had one sting at more than 3 hours. There is an abundance of technology in the new MUX but it will need some follow up refinement as Isuzu get more feedback from their customer base.
Purchased in for $75,000.
Big vehicle with good economy and plenty of room for 7 people
I have had my December 2018 build MUX since Feb of 2019.
Initial impressions of the MUX were:
- good size. Plenty of room for 7 people in side or less people and plenty of storage.
- 6 speed auto and diesel gives good economy along with good torque
- might look big but for what it can fit into it, the vehicle is more compact than most others in the class.
- base model was great value, only 2WD but only paid $37K which is a lot less than a 4WD and no one would know otherwise.
- Still has good towing ability with 3.0 litre turbo diesel.
Having j...umped from an FGX XR8, I found the MUX to be more leisurely than my XR8 and a lot more economical. I have now unloaded the XR8 and use this vehicle exclusively. I use it for a daily drive and have been to the Flinders, Broken Hill and mid north wine regions.
Purchased in for $36,890.
The beast was purchased to be the tow motor infront of our new Jayco 19.5 outback caravan. The MUX is well renowned as a strong work horse for towing Caravans and trailers upto 3 tonne. With lockdown soon to be over ours is sitting waiting to commence a few years of travelling. My brother bought his a few years ago and has circled Australia and then some without missing a beat. Biting at the bit to go!!!
Purchased in at Isuzu Dealers for $64,000.
Makes life a lot easier when you are behind the wheel.
Used as an everyday driver it gives you the height to see around you and the room to pack a lot in.
Comfortable on long drives interstate and has the guts to tow a decent load.
Never had any issue with it, just a nice vehicle to drive.
Purchased in for $42,000.
Disappointing Isuzu MU-X
Bought a brand new Isuzu MU-X LST about 5 months ago and i must say i am thoroughly disappointed! The automatic transmission is easily the worst i have ever driven. driving downhill on a normal bitumen road ( not 4wding) at 80kms an hour it will change down gears and rev high so you need to accelerate down a hill, but then wont change up! ( i checked hill descent was not on). going up hill is just as bad, it cant decide what gear to be in, it is constantly trying to work out if it wants to be in 5th or 6th. gear changes are not smooth either, y...ou feel every single one! I had read that they can be noisy but i still wasn't really prepared for just how loud, the motor is VERY noisy. The seats are so uncomfortable it is hard to describe. There is no support at all, they are just completely flat. What car in 2021 doesn't come with adjustable lumber support? and this is supposedly the top spec model. And there are myriad ergonomic foibles inside the cab too that drive me insane!!! so many im not going to list them all here. Ive had it back to Isuzu 3 times regarding the auto but they say there is nothing wrong. I had read about how well they tow but i find it feels very underpowered. I couldn't imagine attempting to tow a caravan with it, it would be awful. Ill never purchase another Isuzu.
Purchased in at Isuzu Dealers.
New to 4WD Vehicle
Purchased Isuzu MUX February 2020 then covid struck. Now retired and was going to travel 2020.
Have only been able to do one longish run in it so far and fuel economy excellent. Could have travelled 1000k + on a standard tank.
Good to drive, comfortable and plenty of room.
No gizmos installed like other makes, so less to go wrong.
Servicing is every 15k and I have a fixed price listing supplied to me so I know exactly what I will be paying for the next 5 years
My only complaint would be the side mirrors do not fold in unless ignition is turned on. This could allow a bike rider to approach unnoticed prior to exiting.
Would recommend this vehicle.
Purchased in for $53,000.
Isuzu makes trucks not cars
Its a SUV truck, sounds like a truck, tows like a truck, trucks along all day. We have had since brand new and only trouble we had when first had it was the gearbox, it wouldnt change into top sometimes while doing 100kmph or could be in top while town cruising at 40-60kmph, fixed it by towing a 3t excavator 250km in 4th.
Purchased in for $48,990.
Extremely poor tow vehicle due to changed gearing.
I purchased a new Isuzu MU-X August 2020 as a tow vehicle on the recommendation of friends who have slightly older models; most tow much heavier caravans than mine - they say easily in 5th gear.
However, it seems that Isuzu in their wisdom changed the overall gearing of the MY-20 LS-T, so what was a perfectly good tow vehicle has become extremely poor for that purpose.
Previous models were doing 2000 rpm at 100 kph in 5th gear which was around the maximum torque rpm and ideal for towing. The MY20 is only doing 1750 rpm at 100kph in 5th and c...onsequently has very little power or torque at that speed. It barely manages to change out of 4th gear, where it is revving, noisy and fuel inefficient. If towing in manual to reduce engine noise, there is a lot of torque converter slip which I'm told will result in overheating the transmission fluid. Due to the high gearing it struggles to maintain 6th gear into any sort of a head wind when not towing - even in manual mode and is a better proposition locked in 5th if into a head wind or on an undulating road. I would suggest to those wanting a decent tow vehicle to look elsewhere than the Isuzu MU-X as this is the most disappointing vehicle I've ever purchased. As a tow vehicle there is very little comparison between the performance of the MU-X and the Holden Colorado I previously owned!
Purchased in for $57,000.
Be careful about warranty ending
Just offering some advice on my recent experience. But before I start, I am very happy with my 2015 mux. However when I had a problem with my SD card and my vehicle was 21 days past it’s warranty period, Isuzu Ute Australia would not cover it. My local dealer who I didn’t buy the vehicle from quoted me $1200.00 for a replacement. I ended up get a new replacement SD card from another dealer for $321. It took less than 5 mins to swap over and had all the latest sat nav updates. So it’s worth while getting your vehicle thoroughly checked before the warranty expires.
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Reliable and affordable
Very impressed with the fuel economy and comfort of my new MUX. With all 7 seats up I can still fit my bugaboo bee stroller in the boot, the features and technology is great and the leather seats and red LED door lights are very stylish. We have had no troubles with this car and will not hesitate to buy another new one in 3 years time. great family car for a great price.
Purchased in at Coffs coast Isuzu.
This car is used for for commuting and towing our van. We use it most days in a mix of city and country driving. We service this car as per Isuzu spec, but may do more oil changes as I would like to see the oil kept cleaner. We have had this car for nearly 40,000 and had no issues whatsoever. These are a very basic car, with few bells and whistles, but they have a very good engine. Towing the van (17 foot) returns 13l and, country driving, can get down a low as 7.5l. My wife drives this car mostly in a mix of city driving, with some country, and, has no regard for fuel economy, she gets 9.5 to 10l mostly.
Purchased in .
Changed from a prado to the new mux.
Maybe not quite as refined but still a nice car
Good engine and gearbox Tows well 1500 kg camper. Good air conditioning and touch screen Bluetooth works good
Purchased in at Wayne Phillis Automotive for $41,000.
Brings a smile to my face
Purchased this car with a view to towing a van in a couple of years. I am a car nut and did a lot of research and realised that the Isuzu is not high tech or rated the best in class but the pricing and reputation for reliability interested me. This is to be a 10 year car. A test drive convinced me, the driving experience, a bit like a comfortable Massey Ferguson tractor, put a smile on my face. Now 4 months down the track I still love driving it, the engine is a bit gruff, but characterful, reasonably economical and it is surprisingly quiet onc...e cruising, even with AT tires I had fitted. I love the understressed nature of it, Negatives: a bit noisy around town, low tech stereo, a bit of body roll, small fuel tank. Positives:ARB long range tank $1300 is a good accessory, cruises easily, economical, ride quality, good sound quality from stereo, long warranty, price (haggle) ......hopefully reliability, so far so good...
Purchased in .
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Can any one of you fine people tell me if you have had any issues towing a 3 tonne caravan with the MUX 2nd generation LS-T?? Does it have enough power, and is the transmission capable of doing the job without working too hard?? Any info would be great. Thank you. Kevin B
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|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Warranty Distance||150000 kms||150000 kms||150000 kms||150000 kms|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||20" Alloy||18" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8.3 L/100km||7.9 L/100km||7.9 L/100km||8 L/100km|
|Engine||3.0L turbo-diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve with Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD)||3.0L turbo-diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve with Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD)||3.0L turbo-diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve with Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD)||3.0L turbo-diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve with Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD)|
|Max Power||140kW @ 3600rpm||140kW @ 3600rpm||140kW @ 3600rpm||140kW @ 3600rpm|
|Max Torque||450Nm @ 1600-2600rpm||450Nm @ 1600-2600rpm||450Nm @ 1600-2600rpm||450Nm @ 1600-2600rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,000 kg||3,000 kg||3,000 kg||3,000 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||6 year(s)||6 year(s)||6 year(s)||6 year(s)|
|Kerb Weight||2,135 kg||2,175 kg||2,155 kg||2,035 kg|
|Ground Clearance||230 mm||235 mm||235 mm||230 mm|
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