• Shak

    Thats a lot of photos of a ute.

    • David T

      The brief: take lots of photos and we’ll pick the best ones to put up on the website.
      Somebody forgot the second part and we’ve got the lot!

  • JEKYL & HYDE

    ‘ACCORDING TO ISUZU”

    their cheaper than a hilux…derrrrr
    their cheaper than a colorado…..not at street drive away price
    their motors different…tell me(be very specific),how…

    • Dennis

      I think the Isuzu runs a DOHC vs Holden’s SOHC.

      BTW are they drive away prices?

      • hmmm

        the engine is exactly the same the d max is the old model rodeo . they come out of the same factory !!!!

  • Callous Aussie

    I’d own one. It couldn’t be less reliable than my navara. Isuzu build some of the best diesel engines in the world.

  • http://carbase auto dealer software

    Nice looking. I always think lighter neutral colors look best in photos like this. Silver would be very flattering to this truck

  • Danrex

    Hahah wheres the wheel less WRX

  • Mr. Awesome

    Doesn’t look too bad but has the same problem as all dual cabs – the tray is tiny! No space for the downhill bike in the back = no dice.

    • Callous Aussie

      Yo uare legally allowed to extend the tray to 1.8 mts long. Which will hold your Tricycle.

  • jacko

    isuzu supply some parts to holden. the colorado is manufactured in a seperate factory.isuzu have there own factory and have nothing to do with holden or colorado

  • Deco

    I think it looks great outside!

  • Richo

    JEKYL & HYDE – apparently your a fool! Both are isuzu designs yes, however the colarado is definetly made in a seperate factory to the d-max as of 2 years ago (previously the holden rodeo and overseas isuzu d-max’s WHERE made in the same factory).

    this also explains why the d-max’s are noticeably better built then the colorado, if they where both out of the same factory it would be the same!

  • Tony

    i’m pretty sure the Colorado is single cam… i know holden sales staff are extremely evasive on that and it’s a shame that most online and print media is so beholden to Holden (so to speak) that they don’t make this fact 100% clear

    btw. i don’t mind the D-Max 4×4… it’s at least honest but the 4×2 is obviously looking for a reason for existing… and this basic chassis is already 8 yrs old and it’s the basis for the GWM ute as well… so it’s all a bit old isn’t it?

  • Sam 300TD

    I can fit 4 wheels and tyres off my corolla its boot…… You have lots of photos but none of the off road work. :(

  • Andrew M

    I thought I came across something a while ago that said the Colorado is built separately to the D Max.

    Perhaps Alborz should clear it up.
    Buggers me where I read this, it was when they came out

  • http://caradvice foyker

    I read the the Colorado is built in a Dawoo factory and the motor is supplied by Isuzu.Not that i give a….

  • t

    AND look at the great wall 240 ( i think ) besides its ugly nose, its thes same vehicle underneath.

    same dash, same door panels etc

    so…. is the great wall made in thailand too? or china?

    im confuzzzzzed?

  • Modern Mick

    I have a 2008 LX Colorado 3.0 and a 2009 D Max Sx, both one tonne traybacks

    DMAX has a DOHC 16 Valve Chain driven engine
    Colorado has SOHC 12 Valve timing belt driven engine.

    DMAX averages 7.3 ltr per 100km, COLORADO 8.5 ltrs per 100km

    DMAX was $2000 cheaper fitted out exactly the same

    You make your decision

    I’ll be buying a third ute in 2010 and it will be a Dmax

  • Les

    Hi there, the D-Max is an awesome ute. Have just bought a brand new SX from Cartwright Isuzu, Southport. Excellent service coupled with a great car. They look pretty good on the outside and pretty good on the inside. I have always owned landcruisers and this ute will make a nice luxurious change to drivin a bloody rough truck. I love my D-Max. The Colorado just doesn’t seem the same, Isuzu just gives you that good feel about a reliable, quality diesel. Good on ya D-Max.

  • tony

    the article says “the sound system is not top notch but is all you would need for a workhorse” what sort of crap is that? why would you not want quality in a work ute? you probably spend more time in it than your family car and in some cases they are the family car. Why do people think work utes have to be second rate? Hopefully the new Mazda and Ford will signal a change of standards in the ute class.

  • Corey

    I for one am sick and tired of how old the chassis, design and safety equipment levels are in these workhorses. I love the practicality of the Dual Cab for camping with my family.

    As a private buyer why can’t these utes have standard features such as 6 airbags, abs(ebd), esp I can buy a brand new $20,000 passenger car with 6 or more airbags, abs (ebd), esp. I want safety for my family. And while there at it perhaps a decent sound system, some comforatble seating and cruise control as standard for f sake.

  • Bozwell

    I have just purchased a D-Max and I cannot fault this thing in anyway. Regardless of what I do in it or to it, it just keeps on going.

    I have a grey (looks great) duel cab 4×4.

    Totally amazing. Any questions from people here please thrwo them at me!

    • Steve

      I with you mate, I purchased a D-Max in Jan this year and have just clock 10,000k, My wife and I have had more fun in this 4WD then any other vechicle we have owned. I cannot fault the D-max in anyway.

    • Sandra

      We have always had the Hilux 4×4 twin cab, and never been able to fault it. In the process of purchasing a caravan and need 3 ton towing capacity, which even the new Hilux doesn’t have. We are looking at the D Max and would love some extra insite.

      • http://caradvice.com.au David R

        yes we have a Royal flair & Tow with a 2009 Dmax 4×4 like a dream, check out royal flair.com.au testimonials last one, pics of D max

  • TCL

    Can anyone shed some light on service costs,Lt per 100km and any faults they may be aware of. looking to purchase, not Isuzu inparticular but it’s up there at this point. Any detail on how they stack up against Mazda, Ford, Nissan or Toyota.

  • Pat O’Brien

    Would like to know if anyone has pulled a 21ft caravan with the D Max. Can they do it ok?

    • http://caradvice.com.au David R

      yes Pat they sure can, we have a Royal Flair 21ft, sometimes you have too check it’s still there, loves the mountains, BUT DON’T TOW IN 5TH GEAR

    • PW

      Yeah! got a 23ft jayco the d max pulls ok with the auto box even over mt hotham to malacoota avgeraged 16.9ltr per 100.

  • Russell

    I am looking at towing a double horse float with a ute. The Hilux is way out of my price range and I am not too fussed by the egg-shaped Triton. Anyone out there using a 4×4 Dmax for towing, and can you comment on handling with standard suspension? I am told to avoid Navara, Ranger and Mazda. Is this good advice? Looking forward to hearing some wisdom.

    • Loz

      We tow a 29 foot Travelhome 5th wheeler, cruise on 100k average 7.6 k per litre

  • Ralph

    Has anyone had a dmax whith high ks say 180 + how is the long term reliability i currently high a vw with 94000 on it and have to get rid of it before it sends me broke

  • John of kempsey

    This car is not of the quality of the Triton. It says it has a 3 tonne towing capacity. Maybe it has but that is at about 60kph. The inside is cheap without any extras. The tray is tiny and is good for mum to do the shopping. Avoid this car.

  • Ian Richards

    I have A D Max LSM dual cab 5 speed manual and intend to pull a !( ft 2.7 tonne ATM Caravan (dual axle), Any one got what fuel economy am I likely to get. 

  • Rob

    you wrote nothing wrong about D-max, actually it’s all good and you gave only 2.5 stars??? Toyota asked you to do that??? If d-max has 2.5 starts then Hilux 1.5 stars.
    Nonsense review.

  • Callous Aussie

    Isuzu Manufacturer the Colorado and the Isuzu. GM no longer own any part of Isuzu and so Holden lost the naming rights as the Isuzu Rodeo is sold overseas. All the while GM had stakes in Isuzu , Holden has sole rights to imports. Now Isuzu are allowed free rein here so they are sold as competitors. So Holden renamed their vehicle the Colorado. It is still built by Isuzu.

  • Dennis

    Apparently they are made in seperate factories in Thailand?

  • JEKYL & HYDE

    apparently your wrong…….

  • Dennis

    Actually i’m not. There VIN numbers starts with MM.

    VIN that starts with ML-MR are from Thailand. Just like the Hilux…

  • Dennis

    EDIT:

    Colorado is MM, D-Max is MP so i’m assuming they are not made in the same factory.

  • Safety First

    and Ranger starts with MN???? Sorry It was my understanding that the Colarado and Dmax (at this point are side by side builds for Aust,, the US Colorado and the future AUst ones will be Mexico

Isuzu D-Max Specs

EX : 3.0L DIESEL TURBO F/INJ - 5 SP MANUAL - C/CHAS
Car Details
Make
ISUZU
Model
D-MAX
Variant
EX
Series
TF
Year
2009
Body Type
C/CHAS
Seats
3
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
DIESEL TURBO F/INJ
Engine Size
3.0L
Cylinders
DIESEL TURBO 4
Max. Torque
360Nm @  1800rpm
Max. Power
120kW @  3600rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
71.6W/kg
Bore & Stroke
95.4x104.9mm
Compression Ratio
17.5
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
5 SP MANUAL
Drive Type
4x4
Final Drive Ratio
3.727
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
DIESEL
Fuel Tank Capacity
76
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
8.1L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1675
Gross Vehicle Weight
5900Kg
Height
1725mm
Length
5025mm
Width
1800mm
Ground Clearance
225mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:3000  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
13
Front Rim Size
7x16
Rear Rim Size
7x16
Front Tyres
245/70 R16
Rear Tyres
245/70 R16
Wheel Base
3200
Front Track
1520
Rear Track
1525
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DRUM
Standard Features
Comfort
Air Conditioning
Driver
Power Steering
Entertainment
Radio CD with 2 Speakers
Security
Engine Immobiliser
Other
Service Interval
0 months /  0,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
12-O-19
Country of Origin
THAILAND