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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:22 am 
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Hi - first time poster here!

As the post title suggests, I'm looking to buy a new ute to hold onto for the long-term (say 10 years). After a bit of research, the Dmax has risen to the top of the list. The new ute would be used as daily driver, bush/beach camping trips, and towing a 2.3t tare (2.8t ATM) caravan - including a 6 month lap around the country.

I'm interested to hear the experiences of existing owners, and also opinions and advice regarding the Dmax as a decent all-rounder. I do like the 2018 model, as they now have trailer sway control, and Isuzu have bumped up the GVM by 100kg (GCM stays the same though). However, this model has a DPF (as most modern diesels do). Have current owners had issues with the Dmax's DPF?

From my research, in comparison to other utes, the Dmax appears to have less reports of issues. I have read about cracking body panels in the wheel arches, but they appear to be a rare/unusual occurrence.

Thanks all. Any thoughts appreciated!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:02 am 
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matt211181 wrote:
I have read about cracking body panels in the wheel arches, but they appear to be a rare/unusual occurrence.


LOL...if only they were a rare/unusual occurrence Matt, if only... :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:45 am 
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D-Max got a facelift (and new front body panels) in 2017. The cracking issues all seem to have affect older examples. It remains to be seen whether it's also an issue for newer models.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:03 pm 
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willywonka wrote:
D-Max got a facelift (and new front body panels) in 2017. The cracking issues all seem to have affect older examples. It remains to be seen whether it's also an issue for newer models.


The front body panels are identical only the bonnet was changed to allow for the new grill and it's the inner panels that crack anyway (also identical) and yes the problem is still persisting.

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