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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Isuzu D-Max (12-) Pick-up
3 reader reviews for Isuzu D-Max Pick-up.
  • 2.5 4dr

    Tamar Elkholy , Dorset . Date: 02/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38.2

    My car

    Picked up this pick up (forgive the pun) after test driving a few. Best MPG in class, best value for money in terms of equipment, 5 year warranty or 125,000 miles, Best Towing capacity 3.5 ton. Don't be fooled into thinking that you will be driving a sports car, the handling is adequate but you could loose the tail end if you get carried away. suspension feels "jittery" when unloaded and the high ratio 4 wheel drive system loses the plot when you do a full steering lock, the wheels starts to fight one another. The answer is to release the lock and rev it hard to get started. The first gear is really short and you can move this car at idle, this is great when you are towing heavy loads on inclines. The rest of the gears are well proportioned and the acceleration is fairly brisk! The truck is very settled at motorway speed, equipment is generous but the blue tooth is primitive. The cabin space is excellent and the back seats are not as upright as other trucks which allows for more comfort. Visibility is also great and despite the size you can park this truck with relative ease. MPG is great for a car of that size, looks are personal but this truck has road presence and looks very handsome. The dashboard is full of hard wearing plastics but everything is built to last. This vehicle is a workhorse which will go on for ever but it also offers an quirky alternative to families who want buck the 4x4 trend.

  • 2.5 4dr

    James Smith , Kent . Date: 20/12/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      23.7

    My car

    I bought two of these pick ups for our farm business to replace a Landrover Defender and an old Ford Ranger. I looked at all of the pick ups and went for these due to the warranty, towing capacity and claimed fuel economy. Unfortunately the fuel economy on both vehicles is shocking at 22-24mpg combined and towing is both uncomfortable and worrying if towing 2t+ and need to go up any hills. It doesn't matter what type of journey I do, the fuel consumption doesn't get above 25mpg. If you want to tow, buy a defender, if you want the comfort, economy and practicality of a pick up then buy a Toyota Hilux.

  • 2.5 4dr

    henry partridge , Tyne and Wear . Date: 26/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33

    My car

    I really can't believe What Car have actually driven this vehicle: as an owner the comments make no sense to me at all. Ride is exceptionally good for a pick up (I have the Eiger with sixteen inch wheels which probably helps.)Turning circle is superb for such a big vehicle. Acceleration is brisk and the torque is incredible: great for towing. Seats and comfort excellent, just driven 1000 miles non stop with no aches or pains. I am a private owner who bought it for caravanning and I recommend it whole heartedly. Five year warranty, real life economy 33 mpg. Brilliant vehicle

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