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New DMax anyone?
« on: August 16, 2020, 02:28:17 PM »
Hi everyone.  I'm in the market for a new 4WD ute.  The new DMax looks pretty good and wondering if anyone else out there has been doing research on the current ute options?  Unfortunately it looks like the price of the DMax is now getting close to the Ranger.  Seems like the Ranger might still come out in front with options such as tub liner, 12V power to tub, tail gate lift assist, tow bar which don't come with DMax - but the new version looks like it will be a serious challenger.  The new Hilux also looks good but will probably be out of my price range.  Can't bring myself to the Triton (just yet), but it has a lot of positives going for it as well.  Any views that anyone would like to share?  cheers

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Re: New DMax anyone?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2020, 02:35:31 PM »
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with options such as tub liner, 12V power to tub, tail gate lift assist, tow bar
Gee some value add there.. :)
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Re: New DMax anyone?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2020, 05:07:14 PM »
I like the look of the new D-max, all new tech is good, and they've retained the 3 litre engine.
Depends on what spec you're looking for,  but I read in one of the press releases that the top of the range D-max will be at the same price point as the Hilux SR5.
Maybe wait until the embargo ends on the reviews and see what they all have to say.
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Re: New DMax anyone?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2020, 05:28:43 PM »
New BT-50 is based on the D-Max. Might be another option.
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Re: New DMax anyone?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2020, 10:28:17 AM »
Yeah i am looking hard as my current Dmax is now 8 years old

Looking around at either the new Dmax for ford Ranger and honestly the dmax will only be in the running if the front seats are new as my current dmax seats are terrible

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An alternative is to keep the Dmax as my work ute and trade the missus mazda in for a 4wd wagon in that case

I will wait till the new MUX comes out i believe in 2021 or give the prado another go as it is getting the engine upgrade from the hilux and will then be up around 500nm, with hopefully a sorted out DPF
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Re: New DMax anyone?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2020, 10:32:54 AM »
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Yeah i am looking hard as my current Dmax is now 8 years old
is 8 yrs old for a car now? :o ;)
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Re: New DMax anyone?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2020, 11:55:07 AM »
I will wait till the new MUX comes out

I know there are a few people on here use them, so how's the current MUX ???
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Re: New DMax anyone?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2020, 12:06:11 PM »
I know there are a few people on here use them, so how's the current MUX ???

I don't have one but followed one down part of the CSR last year. Managed everything everybody else did with only issue being the plastic underbody protection was a bit vulnerable and it grounded on the crest of a few dunes.

Looked a good thing.

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Re: New DMax anyone?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2020, 12:38:36 PM »
is 8 yrs old for a car now? :o ;)

it is these days mate My 120 series prado had better looking paint after 7 years than my current dmax when it hit 3 years old
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Re: New DMax anyone?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2020, 09:06:02 AM »
New BT-50 is based on the D-Max. Might be another option.
  Agreed - although 2 x sales enquiries to local dealership have gone unanswered.  Business must be good :)

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Re: New DMax anyone?
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2020, 07:13:39 PM »
Bump.  I've now had 2 x test drives in the LSU model.  Looks the goods and drives well - although some of the internal stuff (eg storage) is no better than my 2006 Navara.  But plenty of grunt, and I wasn't phased by engine noise which was a criticism of the earlier model.  Anyone else had a look yet?
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