Isuzu D-Max SX SCC alternative use 2023 review

Is the Isuzu D-Max SX any good

Isuzu D-Max SX – A few weeks ago we chatted about the Isuzu SX Single cab Ute and how good it was at carting loads of pavers and other things.

22MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x2 SX Single Cab Chassis Mineral WhiteThis week I would like to chat about a different use. Certainly not conventional but practical.

I am renovating my rear garden. Digging out the old sleepers and replacing them with new garden beds. Also making some raised vege patches.

Now the huge tray on the Isuzu SX came in handy.

Having an old back, I’m not fond of bending. The tray was at waist height and large enough to take the full treated sleepers. This allowed me to construct the borders on the back of the tray.

Isuzu D-Max SX SCC 2WD Ute tray 1 The sides fold down for easy access.

The sides and the front of the tray form a perfect right angle for setting up the corners of the sleepers.

Not only did this make it so much easier to work, it also made it more accurate. On top of that it was faster, not having to get up and down all the time. My knees and back were extremely thankful.

Using the Isuzu D-Max SX Ute like this shows just how beneficial having a Ute can be.

Isuzu D-Max SX 2 Door 2WD 1.9L Ute is currently priced from $31,990 drive away

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Isuzu D-Max SX SCC 2WD Ute tray 3


D-Max SX Optional extras:

Tow Bar Kit $1,132.25, 12-Pin Plug $393.25, Electronic Brake Controller $896.05, Economy Alloy Tray $0 (included in driveaway price), Rubber Mats $127.66 and has stamp duty for Accessories which comes to $127.66.

As Tested $34,670.88, as the vehicle has a driveaway special of $31,990.

2023 Isuzu D-Max SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 Ute 1.9L engine

What is good?

  • Payload and towing ability
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • Class leading safety features

What is not so good?

  • 1.9L can be a little light at times
  • Lights, especially high beam poor, no fog lights
  • Getting lazy in my old age, prefer AT

Isuzu D-Max SX SCC 2WD Ute tray 2

Also look at:

There are not many Single Cab Cassis work Utes on the market at the moment Dual Cab 4WD Utes are popular. There are a few on the market but everyone is aiming upmarket. Even getting our hands on some to test is difficult.

Buyers could look at Mazda BT-50Toyota HiLuxFord Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton.

Isuzu D-Max SX Final thoughts

Single Cab Chassis Work Utes are becoming a rare breed, with the push towards the premium end of dual cab’s.

While I always prefer more power and torque, the 1.9L diesel performed more than adequately.

It was ideal for around town work and cruised easily on the freeway.

You cant beat the price though. Its awesome value for money.


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