About the Isuzu D-Max

Sebastian Sporea purchased this Isuzu D-Max new with additional options for $57,000 (including all on-road costs). Sebastian Sporea would buy this car again because: “Despite paying a premium price for it because it was readily available, I’d pay it again, and again, and again. It really is the best lightweight dual-cab in its class. Does everything you want it to do and more. “

2021 isuzu d-max ls-m (4x4) owner review

How reliable has your car been? Tell us about any issues.

Just ticked over the 6000km mark and has not skipped a beat. Isuzu is reliability. Wheel alignment had to be done at first free 3000km service although that wasn’t the car to blame (likely wasn’t done on pre-delivery) otherwise a perfect vehicle.

Feels as if the diesel truck-derived engine will keep on purring for a lifetime and then some.

2021 isuzu d-max ls-m (4x4) owner review

What do you think of the ownership experience with your car?

First week took some adjusting and warming up to the feel of the clutch, found I was a bit jerky with it but we just needed to acquaint.

I always needed a car that I can take camping on a Saturday, to church on Sunday, and back to work on a Monday to do it all again. This is that car.

2021 isuzu d-max ls-m (4x4) owner review

How has the purchase and aftercare experience been with your car?

My circumstance meant I needed a car ASAP, so I had to suffer the consequences and give them whatever they were asking. Low $50k is what I should have paid for an LS-M. High $50k is what I paid, which as mention, I would pay again as the car is worth the green… but after a phone call to the service department to book in my first service, I just felt the customer service wasn’t where it needed to be, hence I chose another dealership to service through.

Paint is notoriously thin on these vehicles so expect scratches and swirls out the gate.

2021 isuzu d-max ls-m (4x4) owner review

Are you happy with the price and features of your car?

I’m a tradie and a weekend warrior. I can only be so clean after a long day of work and so gentle with my gear. The LS-M for me is the perfect mix of functionality and durability.

All the tech and safety features you’d expect on a brand new car whilst retaining vinyl floors and plastic trimmings (dash, door cards etc). It just feels like I can take it through its paces without having to worry about scratching the leather or getting the floor muddy.

What do you think of the performance and economy of your car?

I went in with modest expectations and this car exceeded them. It’s so much more refined than its predecessor, remains quiet on the highway even with the Rhino Racks. Plenty of torque to get up and go.

It’s not a Ram so don’t expect it to pull off the line like one.

As for fuel economy, averaging 7.9L/100km per the onboard computer daily driving. Crept up to 9.0L/100km fully loaded on the highway from Brisbane to Melbourne. Could not be happier with the fuel consumption especially with ever rising costs (average $2.39). Kept in top gear for my overtakes and up most hills.

A touch more torque out of the box from factory would be ideal for towing. Nothing a remap can’t fix.

What do you think of the technology in your car?

Blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, autonomous braking, and all the other fruit you want and need.

The manual does lose out on the autonomous driving features (not familiar with the proper lingo) but if you’re buying a manual you probably like to drive yourself which I most certainly love to do.

Apple CarPlay, Androne Autobots as standard (wait, that doesn’t sound right). Decent sound system for it’s class.

What do you think of the ride comfort and handling of your car?

The suspension is very well set up right out of the box, handles bumps on the road so well, while retaining a sort of stiffness that lets you throw it around corners comfortably.

The LS-M has stiffer springs in the rear making it the ideal choice for towing, which is a nice touch.

Do you have any additional comments about your car?

Have installed a sail plane and roller shutter, which are readily available for sub $500 which is a must have if you plan on keeping the tub.

Also have sized up tyres from 255 to 265 All-Terrains.

NEWS RELATED

Jamin Ketersediaan Suku cadang Indonesia Timur, Isuzu Resmikan Part Depo

Isuzu Indonesia meluncurkan layanan purna jual untuk konsumen di wilayah Indonesia Bagian Timur (IBT) lewat Part Depo di Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan. Jakarta: Bertepatan dengan hari ulang tahun (HUT) Kemerdekaan RI ke-77 yang jatuh pada tanggal 17 Agustus 2022, Isuzu Indonesia meluncurkan layanan purna jual untuk konsumen di wilayah Indonesia ...

View more: Jamin Ketersediaan Suku cadang Indonesia Timur, Isuzu Resmikan Part Depo

Isuzu Catat Repeat Order Kendaraan sampai 50 Persen

  Booth Isuzu di GIIAS 2022 TANGERANG, KOMPAS.com – Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia memiliki konsumen loyal yang terbilang tinggi di Tanah Air. Ini terlihat dari catatan pemesanan kembali konsumen terhadap kendaraan Isuzu (repeat order), yang mencapai angka 50 persen. Aftersales Business, Inventory & Logistic PT Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia (IAMI) ...

View more: Isuzu Catat Repeat Order Kendaraan sampai 50 Persen

Isuzu Resmikan Pusat Suku Cadang di Makassar

Peresmian Parts Depo Isuzu di GIIAS 2022 TANGERANG, KOMPAS.com – PT Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia (IAMI) meresmikan empat pusat suku cadang yang berlokasi di Makassar, hari ini, Rabu (17/8/2022). Aftersales Business, Inventory & Logistic Division Head PT IAMI Budhi Prasetyo mengatakan bahwa seiring dengan meningkatnya penjualan, kebutuhan akan suku ...

View more: Isuzu Resmikan Pusat Suku Cadang di Makassar

Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain Soaks Up The Glam At 2022 KL Fashion Week

The KL Fashion week is being graced by an unlikely catwalk superstar in the form of the newest Isuzu D-Max, arguably the most gracefully styled version of the Japanese pickup truck. Bestowed with the honour of being the event’s Official Ultimate Lifestyle Vehicle, the D-Max will be prominently featured at ...

View more: Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain Soaks Up The Glam At 2022 KL Fashion Week

Isuzu Belum Tertarik Inves di Kendaraan Listrik, Tunggu Roadmap-nya Jelas Dulu

Diskusi Isuzu AC/DC Future of EV for Commercial Vehicle di pameran otomotif GIIAS 2022, Selasa (16/8/2022). Laporan Wartawan Tribunnews, Lita Febriani TRIBUNNEWS.COM, TANGERANG – Pemerintah mendorong penggunaan kendaraan ramah lingkungan untuk mengurangi polusi dengan dikeluarkannya Peraturan Presiden No 55 Tahun 2019 tentang Percepatan Program Kendaraan Bermotor Listrik Berbasis Baterai ...

View more: Isuzu Belum Tertarik Inves di Kendaraan Listrik, Tunggu Roadmap-nya Jelas Dulu

Mudahkan Konsumen, Isuzu Buat Tiga Layanan Digital Terintegrasi

Isuzu Giga yang ada di Booth IAMI pada ajang GIIAS 2022. JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Isuzu terus melakukan inovasi agar makin dekat dengan konsumen. Merek asal Jepang itu membuat layanan terpadu yang dapat memudahkan konsumen Isuzu ke depan. Di Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2022, Isuzu Indonesia memperkenalkan Isuzu ...

View more: Mudahkan Konsumen, Isuzu Buat Tiga Layanan Digital Terintegrasi

Ready for the spotlight, Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain kicks off 2022 KL Fashion Week with 3 special booths

As the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week switches on its ignition, ’s special booths are also switching into high gear. As the KL Fashion Week’s Official Ultimate Lifestyle Vehicle sponsor, Isuzu invites everyone to come over and get to know the X-Terrain personally. For the event, Isuzu has set up ...

View more: Ready for the spotlight, Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain kicks off 2022 KL Fashion Week with 3 special booths

Tak Biarkan Kendaraan Mogok, Isuzu Siapkan Layanan 24 Jam untuk Kendaraan Bidang Logistik

Booth PT Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia (IAMI) bertempat di Hall 7C pada pameran Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2022, yang dihelat di ICE, BSD, Tangerang pada 11-21 Agustus 2022. Laporan Wartawan Tribunnews, Lita Febriani TRIBUNNEWS.COM, TANGERANG – Perusahaan penyedia produk kendaraan komersial Isuzu, PT Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia ...

View more: Tak Biarkan Kendaraan Mogok, Isuzu Siapkan Layanan 24 Jam untuk Kendaraan Bidang Logistik

Isuzu Fokus ke Layanan Purna Jual

Simak, Ini Dia Layanan Purna Jual Isuzu di Era Euro 4

Sopir Truk Isuzu dapat Santunan Kecelakaan, Syaratnya Mudah Banget

FB Live, Isuzu Punya Layanan After Sales Bengkel Berjalan Setiap Hari 24 Jam

Isuzu Beri Santunan Pengemudi yang Servis ke Bengkel Resmi

Kapan Isuzu Elf EV Bakal Dijual di Indonesia?

Hadir Pertama Kali di Indonesia, Kendaraan Listrik Isuzu Elf EV Mejeng di GIIAS 2022

Isuzu Pamerkan Truk Listrik Elf EV di GIIAS 2022, Kapan Dijual di Indonesia?

Sudah Tiga Bulan Jualan Truk Euro 4, Isuzu Terkendala Suplai

Isuzu Trucks drives rural Wild Coast economy in the Eastern Cape

Truk Isuzu Elf Listrik Mendebut di GIIAS 2022

Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain styles up for 2022 KL Fashion Week

OTHER NEWS