All I can say is we stepped out of a 2007 Prado which had done 300000 km and was still ok but time to upgrade. We looked at all options, brands and this isuzu mu-x lu came out the best for ride, power to weight ratio and price was perfect for us.It also is a true 4x4 and not a hipsters town 4x4, if u know what I mean to those awd low wagons for potholes in shopping centers, oh sorry to those who own them!!
I have used it for town car, beach work and on a property, plenty mud work and did all perfectly and comfortably. Paint general finish is nice, cleanly finished and great to see 4 wheelisc brakes not drums on rear.
Interior finished nicely and the seat is designed for large people not midgets which was a bonus, cars still new and I got a num bum so hopefully will get softer with time on a long trip, 6hr drive that was.
The rear seats have real leg room so your knees stunt touching the seat in front with room to move. Coming from a Prado was a concern for me but didn't want to spend $70,000 + again, but got as good for under $50,000 this time, and to be honest, it rides exactly the same.
Very happy, would recommend to anyone, also capped price servicing was a berry fair price, evan the big normal 40k service was half the price off Holden s equivalent colorado 7 which just for the recorded dislike it with a fiat diesel engine!!
Cheers to all