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    4.0 (17)
  • Noise Level
    2.9 (19)
  • Acceleration / Power
    3.9 (20)
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    3.9 (20)
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  • Suspension
    3.5 (20)
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    3.5 (20)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.2 (20)
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    3.6 (19)
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    4.5 (16)
  • Features
    3.5 (19)
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Peter c

Peter cGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

3 months and counting. What a joke. You buy a new ute so you dont have problems. Not happy

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Hi i haven't even had my ute for more than two years yet and it been sitting at the dealer for the last 3 months. It continues to go into limp mode when you first start it in the mornings. They still cant give me answers to why this is occurring. I can't believe that with technology they have these days, you would think that the problem could be found. Izuzu Australia haven't even had the courtesy to call me back. It shows that they just want your money when you purchase a vehicle. But when there's a problem they dont care if it jeopardises you're likely hood. I really on my ute. But i can't really on izuzu

Purchased in May 2021 for $50,000.00.

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Barry L

Barry LCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

Updating previous post.

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Further to previous listing of serious problems with 2017 6 spd auto not changing properly when towing, and overheating transmission light coming on if in manual mode etc, last years trip towing same caravan, well within weight ratings, proved to be more like should be, even using 5th gear instead of going straight from 4th to 6th. 3 Isuzu dealerships failed to find a problem, and blamed the driver. Last trip vehicle had reached 16.000km before setting out. Still has overheating light problem, but returned a burn rate of 15 ltrs per 100km instead of the previous trip of 16.5. Still, when travelling without trailer using cruise control, vehicle constantly changing from 6th to 4th on shortest and slightest rises.
Hope this is helpful.

Purchased in June 2021.

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jenandcol

jenandcolvic, 3463

  • 3 reviews

d max

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hi, the isuzu d max 2016 model it is tuff and rough not a family 4x2 or 4x4. i tow for living 5000 km a week, i did 250000 km before i got some very bad fuel and the motor went bang. one thing that i learnt about dmax push them hard, change oil/ filter at 15000 k, auto 30000k diff 30000k

BadgeSX High Ride
Bodyspace cab
CabSpace Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMar 2017
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allan

allanwarragul, vic, 3820

  • 2 reviews

Isuzu canopy

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the Isuzu canopy is no good, after 3 years the side glass on the r h side of lift up window started to come out of holder, Isuzu would not fix it as canopy is warranted for 3 years or 100,000 km, the repairer told me the frame is buckled and needed a new one. so I will have to keep window closed.not good enough when vehicle is 5 years warranty, I had it back to Isuzu a few times to stop it leaking .

BadgeLS-U
BodyCab Chassis
CabCrew Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedDec 2015
Drive4WD
Bigbadal

BigbadalGisborne

Tough

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Without doubt the most genuine workhorse out there, if you want refinement get an Amarock, if you want reliability and an engine capable of 600k, D Max all the way, I had the first one 240k still on original clutch, rotors and only replaced pads once towing 3 ton regularly.

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BodyUte
CabDual Cab
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedAug 2009
Drive4WD
Dennis Bant

Dennis BantWestern District, VIC

  • 3 reviews

Great Outback vehicle, simply great.

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We use the Dmax as our only car. We have altered it slightly by adding a canopy and a few extras for outback travelling. But we also use it for normal driving as it is a four door and it is quite comfortable. It is economical on fuel, even when towing a Caravan offroad. It is a great workhorse and will go where many other trucks breakdown. The price is better than a few other vehicles in the same range and it also has a capped service for 5 years. We have had no problems with it and although large it is a dream to drive.

Purchased for $48,000.00.

Nathan

NathanSydney Surrounds, NSW

  • 6 reviews

Quite simply a great ute...

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BodyCab Chassis
CabDual Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedFeb 2018
JimmyJ

JimmyJNewcastle, NSW

  • 20 reviews

Love it! Great ute for this price range

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BodyCab Chassis
CabCrew Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedApr 2018
Gary

Gary

  • 13 reviews

Verry happy

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I was advised by a few mecanics that the dmax was the best for the price a verry robust and economic diesel iv kept mine well servised and iv had no problems with it at all i get verry good econamy and the extra large tray gives as mutch space as a larger 4x4 the rear springs seam low but that is for ease of loading lifting fence post ect saves liftling so high and the springs take a lot of load and still ride well and handlewell but a rear lift looks better and gives better of road clearance verry practical ute

BadgeSX Farm Mate
BodyCab Chassis
CabSingle Cab
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedMay 2014
Drive4WD
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DAVO

DAVOWando Bridge

  • 2 reviews

Best truck on the market

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These vehicles are built to last,I know of allot of farmers who had Rodeos and ran them around for 10-20 years in the paddock so to speak, with minimal problems.
The D Max is basically the same thing.I regularly tow 3 tonne trailer and its still good on fuel.
currently at 60000km after 2years .

BadgeLS-U
BodyCab Chassis
CabCrew Cab
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJun 2016
Drive4WD
Garry B.

Garry B.

  • 2 reviews

The Hardware is Great, Software Needs Work

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BodyUte
CabSpace Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2017

A good ute

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BodyUte
CabDual Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMay 2016
Dr Steve

Dr Steve

  • 2 reviews

Before 1000km fantastic - after 1000km terrible

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BodyUte
CabDual Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJul 2018
Drive4WD

Worst car I have ever owned

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Been back close to 20 times for various faults and most of them
Still have not been fixed . Worst choice of car I have ever made . Almost 70000 on it and have had nothing but issues with Isuzu . Every time I take my car for a service it comes back with damage to it . At what point can you get your money back for a lemon car ? A car worth $56k to buy is apparently worth under 30k 18 months later and made to be my problem and loss . Please don’t make the same mistake as I did people . Fuel economy is false in there stats also . Buy a ranger or lux

BadgeLS X-Runner
BodyCab Chassis
CabDual Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedApr 2017
Drive4WD
Charles

CharlesNerimbera

  • 3 reviews

A great ute

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WE love our d-max that we have now had for seven years. It is totally reliable and is just great and does every thing that we ask of it. The only replacement parts have been front shocks beside replacement tyres and normal servicing. We tow a tractor on a two ton trailer and it handles the job with ease.

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BodyUte
CabDual Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2011
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Good quality build but seriously uncomfortable

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BodyUte
CabSpace Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMar 2018
Drive4WD
Dsanj

DsanjGregory Hills

  • 4 reviews

Strong reliable Ute And easy to put fun 4x4 Accesorys and and go explore.

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BadgeSX
BodyCab Chassis
CabCrew Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJun 2018
Drive4WD
Alex

AlexGold Coast

  • 8 reviews

When everything fails you, your D-Max won't

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I bought my D-Max in October 2014 and it never failed me. With 86,000 kms on the odo, I embarked on a risky journey across Australia, moving from Adelaide to Gold Coast for work. I towed 2.5 tonnes over the 2000 kms and the D-Max did it all no fuss. Along the way, I hit three kangaroos without bullbar, however, there is barely any damage on the truck. I also picked up contaminated fuel in Cobar, but the D-Max powered through without any issues. You cannot get a more reliable vehicle.

BadgeLS-U
BodyUte
CabDual Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2014
Drive4WD

No fuss ute

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BadgeLS-M
BodyUte
CabDual Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJun 2015
Drive4WD

Warranty ambiguous and misleading

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BadgePoor
BodyCab Chassis
CabCrew Cab
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJan 2014
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rachel

rachelasked

D-MAX

Hello!
we have a D-Max Isuzu ute 2014, been driving it around everything was going great, went to go down town this arvo and it wont start... Battery is fine
it whinges over but just wont start!!! Can anyone help please????

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Sarah H

Sarah Hasked

D-MAX

Will a 2012-2017 Isuzu canopy fit a 2018 model??

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bigfoot

bigfootasked

D-MAX

I own a 2015 dmax xrunner great car no probs until current heavy rain water coming thru back part of head liner maybe thru back seals on rear cab window anyone else had a problem?

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