Isuzu D-Max 2009
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Isuzu D-Max: Designed to handle the tough going, Gutsy turbo-diesel
The 2009 Isuzu D-Max carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Isuzu D-Max is also known as the Chevrolet Colorado, the Chevrolet D-Max, the Chevrolet LUV D-Max, the Holden Colorado, the Holden Rodeo, the Isuzu KB, the Isuzu LB, the Isuzu Rodeo, the Chevrolet T Series and the GMC Canyon in markets outside Australia.
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Isuzu D-Max 2009 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Isuzu D-Max here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Does the 2014 Isuzu D-Max have a DPF filter in the exhaust system?
Isuzu switched to a new, Euro 5-compliant engine for the D-Max ute in 2017. To meet the stricter Euro 5 emissions requirements, a DPF was fitted. But D-Maxes before that time do not have a DPF fitted. On that basis, your car will not have a DPF.
Given the problems experienced by owners of DPF-equipped vehicles (not just Isuzus) this is one of the things that has made the older D-Max such a popular second-hand buy.Show more
Will a 2006 Isuzu nudge bar fit on my new 2021 Isuzu D-Max.
Almost certainly not. Unless there’s some strange quirk of manufacturing that allows the mounting points to magically line up, the current Isuzu D-Max is an all-new design, compared even to the most recent predecessor, let alone the model from 2006. The 2006 D-Max shared a lot of its architecture and engineering with the Holden Rodeo and later Colorado, while the new D-Max is a joint venture with Mazda and forms the basis of that company’s BT-50 range of utes.
You may be able to engineer a set of adaptors to mount the early nudge-bar to the later vehicle, but at some point it’ll get messy and simply not worth the time and money investment compared with buying a nudge-bar designed specifically for a 2021 D-Max. There’s also the issue of whether the old nudge-bar design would be compatible with the air-bag system of the new Isuzu. Again, almost certainly not is the short answer.Show more
What can I do after the engine cover arms of my 2019 Isuzu D-Max broke after being serviced?
Warranty or not, if the workshop that serviced the car broke the cover, surely it’s up to that business to fix it. Separate to that is the fact that the car is still well and truly under warranty, so that makes the problem Isuzu’s to some extent, also.
To be honest, these plastic covers are one of the more useless additions to modern cars and really only serve to make the underbonnet area look a bit neater when you open the bonnet. In fact, they allow packaging engineers to be a bit lazy as they can cover a messy layout. The best advice is to get hold of a new cover under Isuzu’s warranty and store it in the shed. Then, when you’re ready to sell the car, fit the still-new cover so it looks neat and tidy for would-be buyers. The vehicle will run fine without the cover.Show more
What 4WD should I buy for towing?
To get a vehicle with meaningful (as opposed to a theoretical) towing ability of 2.5 tonnes, you really need to shop for a relatively late-model dual-cab 4X4 ute. The reason for that is that many vehicles that claim a 2.5-tonne limit in the brochure fail to explain that there’s also a Gross Vehicle Combination Mass in play and, by the time you’ve added passengers, gear and a full tank of fuel to the towing vehicle, there might not be much of that GCM to devote to a towed load.
Going for a vehicle with 3000kg or even 35000kg towing capacity in the first place is a good way to ensure you do accidentally start driving around in an overloaded vehicle with all the legal and insurance connotations that involves.
A lot of the current shape dual-cab utes fall within your budget on a second-hand basis, but there are caveats. Make sure you only buy a ute with a full service history. Some of these vehicles were worked hard by their original owners, so be very careful before handing over the cash. Avoid ex-mine fleet vehicles and don’t be afraid to buy a base-model vehicle if it offers better value. Even a single-cab version of these utes will be a lot cheaper than the dual-cab and, if you don’t need the rear seat, are often a more practical solution. Makes and models include the Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux, Mazda BT50, Mitsubishi Triton and Isuzu D-Max. For real value for money, vehicles like the Ssangyong Musso can tow 3.5 tonnes, are well equipped and can be had for less than $35,000 drive-away, brand-new. That also gets you a seven-year factory warranty. All of these options are available with the automatic transmission you want and, indeed, this is the best option for a tow vehicle.Show more
Isuzu D-Max 2009 Price and Specs
|Isuzu D-Max Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|EX (4X4)||Ute||3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN||$7,900||$12,210|
|LS (4X2)||Ute||3.0L Diesel 4 SP AUTO||$8,900||$13,420|
|LS (4X2)||Ute||3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN||$9,300||$14,080|
|LS Artic Pearl LE (4x2)||Ute||3.0L Diesel 4 SP AUTO||$9,600||$14,520|