Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Review: 2015 Isuzu mu-X LS-A 4x4

Photos by Ulysses Ang
The mid-sized SUV race is one of the most hotly contested ones right now and simply ignoring it means you can’t reach critical mass in terms of sales numbers. Of course, to gain a strong foothold, manufacturers have come up with their positioning be it through performance, smart technology, or comfort. That’s well and good if you’re a large carmaker with equally deep pockets. But what if you’re Isuzu—a name more synonymous with commercial vehicles than passenger cars? In the wake of newer and fresher choices, can the mu-X flourish, let alone survive?

A lot of criticism has been leveled against Isuzu for not trying hard enough with its recent crop of products. A lot of this stems from the brand’s overreliance on in-car entertainment functions rather than mechanical upgrades. And in the case of the Crosswind, this may be true. However, with the mu-X (or the D-Max even), this is the most they can realistically do. Mechanically, Isuzu’s mid-sized offering doesn’t push the mechanical envelope and playing Top Trumps with that’s written on the spec sheets won’t do it justice. Instead, you’ve got to give it a try, free from bias and all. And you know what, as long as you’ve got that kind of mindset, it gets the job done.



Built as a joint-venture with Chevrolet, the mu-X shares a lot in common with the Trailblazer in terms of sheet metal and it shows in cues like how the rear door meets with the D-pillar. Of course, that’s not to say that they’re carbon copies of each other. In fact, subjectively, the mu-X feels much more cohesively designed. The front clip, with its angular headlamps, chromed six-hole grille, and grayed out lower bumper gives it an aggressive and sporty appearance. The doors themselves, featuring a hard-creased character line, look much better than the slab-sided Chevy. The rear though is the mu-X’s biggest strength. It echoes the same angular treatment with just the right amount of chrome to keep it interesting.

Like the exterior, the mu-X’s interior is once again largely shared with its American relative. In fact, looking at them back-to-back reveals that, save for the overall color scheme and detail changes like the audio system and gauges, they’re practically the same—down to the trapezoidal-shaped center vents, dual glove box, center storage bin, and the large circular climate control system. It’s only when you go down to the details that you begin to appreciate the mu-X. First, despite being twins and all, the mu-X actually feels better made. This is perhaps all an illusion brought about by the all-black interior, but even if it is, it works. The plastics are of the hard variety for sure, but at least, there’s consistent graining and free from any rattling. Second, the gauges on the mu-X look and read great. Not only do they have LED backlight, but at night, a spotlight shines on them creating the illusion that the digits are carved in metal. And, all the controls light up at night with a serious shade of red.



The space and flexibility of the mu-X is better than most of the current crop of mid-sized SUV. In girth alone, it promotes good levels of shoulder and hip room for all rows. This is especially true for the second row where it can fit three adults comfortably. It doesn’t seem to slide fore and aft, but at least it tumbles upward offering easy ingress and egress into the third row. Here, the space isn’t as big, but it’s still good for two adults. You seat with your knees up back there and almost brushing the second row backrests, but at least they’ve got their own adjustable headrests. In terms of cargo flexibility, the mu-X offers close to a flat loading bay that spans from the back all the way to the second row.

In terms of toys, Isuzu has thankfully shown restraint with the mu-X offering just the right balance of needs and wants. In keeping with its tradition of providing a robust in-car entertainment system, it has an AVT touchscreen audio system with all the usual AM/FM, USB, and GPS functions. On top of that, it also has an overhead-mounted DVD system with a 10-inch monitor. For the designated driver, it comes with a powered seat and the segment’s first passive entry system with push button start/stop. Unfortunately, on this particular unit, the keyless entry already lost the receiver in the hatch thus displaying a ‘Check System’ and annoying loud beeps each time the driver’s door is opened.



Perhaps the biggest concern with the mu-X is its on-road performance. Considering it has some 2,025 kilograms to push, the 2.5-liter 4JK1-TC 4-cylinder CRDi looks taxed on paper alone. The mu-X produces just 67 HP/ton which pales in comparison to any of the competition: Chevrolet Trailblazer (96 HP/ton), Mitsubishi Montero Sport (92 HP/ton), Ford Everest (87 HP/ton), and Toyota Fortuner (84 HP/ton). Therefore, don’t expect it to be blistering quick; in fact, don’t expect it to be quick at all. While it will never smoke the drag strip, it does have a fat and usable torque curve. In fact, this is one of the mu-X’s saving graces. Because of this, locomotive progression is still achievable even when it’s fully loaded. A climb up Tagaytay with seven aboard proves effortless. Because of its smaller displacement, at least it’s quiet with the diesel clatter barely reaching the cabin. And surprisingly, despite the portly weight and weak engine, the mu-X produces shockingly good fuel economy figures: 9.25 km/L in the city and 15.62 km/L on the highway enough for a combined figure of 11.76 km/L.

For as long as you find yourself adjusting to the mu-X’s more relaxed and leisurely engine, the rest of the mechanical package impresses with its relative smoothness. Despite the large size, it’s easy enough to pilot through traffic. The steering is hefty and takes more turns than necessary, but still belittles its large size. However, because of the tall ride height, there are visibility issues with the dead-side and rear portion. Thankfully, rear parking sensors with a backing camera (no guidelines) comes standard. At high speeds, it’s still pretty secure and stable, but of course, you do feel it tip through tighter turns. Plus, despite being fitted with four-wheel disc brakes, it feels largely underbraked with a spongy pedal feel.



Going back to the question thrown in the beginning, does the Isuzu mu-X have what it takes to survive the mid-sized SUV wars? That truly depends on what you expect it to do. If you expect to top an aspect or two, you’ll be largely disappointed. Instead, what Isuzu has done here is to create an SUV that gets the job done, plain and simple. Yes, there are some frills built into the package, but since it tops out at below P 1.8-million, it doesn’t break the bank as well. The Isuzu mu-X is the silent performer of the mid-sized SUV; it’ll do what you ask it to, nothing more and nothing less.



2015 Isuzu mu-X LS-A 4x4
Ownership 2015 Isuzu mu-X LS-A 4x4 A/T
Year Introduced 2014
Vehicle Classification Mid-sized SUV
The Basics
Body Type 5-door SUV
Seating 7
Engine / Drive F/4WD, Low
Under the Hood
Displacement (liters) 2.5
Aspiration Common Rail, Turbo
Layout / # of Cylinders I4
BHP @ rpm 136 @ 3,400
Nm @ rpm 320 @ 1,800-2,800
Fuel / Min. Octane Diesel
Transmission 5 AT
Cruise Control No
Dimensions and Weights
Length (mm) 4,825
Width (mm) 1,860
Height (mm) 1,840
Wheelbase (mm) 2,845
Curb Weight (kg) 2,025
Suspension and Tires
Front Suspension Independent, Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension Five-Link Coil Spring
Front Brakes Vented Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Tires Bridgestone Dueler H/T 255/65 R 17 H (f & r)
Wheels Alloy
Safety Features
Airbags 2
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Yes
Traction / Stability Control Yes
Parking Sensors Yes, Rear
Exterior Features
Headlights Halogen
Fog Lamps Yes, Front
Auto Lights No
Auto Wipers No
Interior Features
Steering Wheel Adjustment Tilt
Steering Wheel Material Leather
Seating Adjustment Electric (driver)
Seating Surface Leather
Folding Rear Seat Yes, 60/40, tumble (2nd row); 50/50 (3rd row)
On-Board Computer Yes
Convenience Features
Power Steering Yes
Power Door Locks Yes
Power Windows Yes
Power Mirrors Yes, with Fold
Climate Control Yes, w/ Rear Aircon
Audio System Stereo
DVD
MP3
Aux
USB
Bluetooth
GPS
No. of Speakers 6
Steering Wheel Controls Yes

152 comments:

  1. I hope that "tops at 1.5M" is the new price of the top of the line version

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    1. Actually there was a typo. I was supposed to say it would be better if they priced it at P 1.5M, but changed the angle of the story to reflect a different sort of conclusion.

      To remove any confusion, I changed and corrected the figures. Still, with the newer competitors going up in pricing, the mu-X presents itself as good value. Not great, but good.

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    2. So, do you think the value of the 4x4 Mu-X is just around 1.5M as opposed to the selling price 1.748M?

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  2. The last time I heard this was at 1.7 M? Is this another model? Or they just lowered the price?
    Geez, such a big and heavy body. I really think this is seriously under power. For a manual 4x2, perhaps it can provide enough power. But A/T and heavier 4x4 iteration at that, I think speed will be seriously compromised. If the running joke about the Fortuner's brake is, brake today stop tomorrow. This one's gonna be, ride today reach tomorrow??
    Any news of the 3L coming over? 4x2 perhaps?

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    1. Based on the car prices at this site, I think the D-MAX is the one close to 1.5 at 1.487. Mu-X at 1.748.

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  3. Ugly, underpowered and overpriced for what you are getting. Isuzu just crammed some "toys" inside and called it a day. No wonder it's the default choice of OFWs along with the outdated Crosswind. Folks, if you want a decent vehicle, get a crossover, not this piece of crud.

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    1. You just called on the entire cheapo mid-sized SUV segment here, which is basically the MU-X, Fortuner, Montero, Trailblazer and Everest. All pick-up based. At least Isuzu was honest enough to acknowledge that these class of vehicles have naturally poor ride quality and handling, so they made the MU-X a fairly comfortable cruiser instead that offers a leisurely and relatively refined ride. It's the most refined of the third world mid-sized SUVs in terms of NHV and ride quality. It's soft and passenger-oriented.

      Like you said, if you want good handling, performance and comfort, you'll need to buy a crossover. But 7 seater crossovers such as the Santa Fe and Explorer (yes, the Explorer is a crossover) are pricey, rightfully so because they're far more refined in all aspects. For most Filipinos though, price is simply paramount. I think the MU-X is a good buy considering it's relatively cheap across all its variants, has lots of toys, offers good fuel economy, and sits 7 in comfort. These things cannot be said for the likes of the Fortuner, Montero and co. which emphasize ruggedness through a harsh ride, poor NVH isolation, and an unrefined and rambunctious diesel engine to match their burly, large exteriors.

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    2. The refinement of the MU-X is just slightly better than those you mentioned. I still wouldn't pick any of these 3rd world SUVs as my primary vehicle. Maybe for business purposes, it's plausible. It's just sad to see many people being so enthusiastic about their 3rd world SUVs, their ignorance is pitiful to look at. It's like looking at someone praising their own worthless multi-cab.

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    3. You find 1.748 Million cheap? underpowered and without cruise control? In trailblazer LTZ SE, 1.788 Million but with all convenience and with Cruise control? use your imagination

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    4. Don't be such a douche.. di lahat ng OFW yan ang choice .. don't generalize.. by the way mas mapera kmi sa inyo.. sumasahod ka ba ng six digits per month.. i don't think so..

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    5. oo 6 digits..kaya lang di ko na kailangan mag abroad gaya mo hehe

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    6. Yes, I earn more than your paltry "6-digit" salary without leaving my family and country. Sure not all, but most OFWs would get the Crosswind or MU-X.

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    7. @ Anonymous

      "Six digits" is nothing to be proud of. I'm in my mid 20s making over P150K/month after taxes and I'm doing it here in the Philippines. Start bragging if you make at least 7 digits a year without leaving your country and slaving over a company you don't own.

      Face it. Most OFWs have poor taste in vehicles. It's either an Isuzu, a Fortuner, Montero or Innova. They usually buy the cheapest and least sophisticated family haulers. Hard to argue with their choices since it's their family here who will drive these cars when they're back abroad.

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    8. But the misconception about diesels is that they are durable and easy to maintain. The truth is that most diesels have fussy maintenance and are prone to parts breaking down if not maintained properly, which is a common sight among those who have that typical ignorant pinoy mentality.

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    9. ^ Depends on the circumstances. There's a good reason why many Filipinos still buy older models like the Crosswind. It's because their engines and other mechanicals are not as complex as those in newer diesel models. Korean and European diesel engines are very sophisticated, which is exactly why they have tremendous performance vs Japanese counterparts with modest performance figures. The downside is that it requires a lot of engineering know-how to maintain and repair. Most mechanics in the province wouldn't know how to deal with such systems and it becomes a headache if you'll need to go to the city just to have the car maintained. This is why many buyers still prefer older diesels with simpler systems because they're easier to live with outside the city. Those who live in the city and can afford regular casa maintenance are better off with the fancier diesel cars. Well worth it in terms of refinement and performance. A current gen 2.0 diesel Sportage can wipe the floor against most naturally aspirated 2.0 to 3.0 cars in a rolling start drag race, even against light 2.0 cars like the 86/BRZ. Rolling start because diesels rev slowly from 0, but can accelerate like sports cars when at speed because of their very high torque figures and flat torque curves.

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    10. 150k/month after tax, well i am received closed to 8K USD/month dito sa middle east as Safety Engineer sa Oil & Gas cum Petrochemical company. Libre pa educational allowance ng anak ko. Eh ang retirement benefits ko eh papatak na 2.5 months/years,so babay na lang dyan sa pinas. So wag mo mamaliitin ang mga OFW

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    12. Grabe naman kung maliitin ang mga OFW... Kung wala sila ay bagsak na ang ekonomiya ng Pilipinas. Kaya ang mga business sa Pinas ay buhay dahil sa kanila. Kung meron mang mga elite na malalaki daw ang kinikita ay ilang porsyento lang naman kayo! Yang sabi ay mid 20's pero 150k lang kinikita baka nga OFW din ang tatay mo kaya ka nakapag-aral sa magandang school at pagkatapos ay kumita ka ng malaki na ganyan. Kahit sino ka pa man at kung magkano man ang kinkita mo ay wag kang magmalaki, baka isang araw bumaligtad ang mundo mo. Wala namang bumabagsak na di galing sa itaas. Kapag nagpapakataas yon ang ibinabagsak, at ang nagpapakababa ay siyang itinataas. Kaya wag ka magmalaki kung sino ka man. Respeto lang. Di hamak namang mas uliran at mararangal ang mga OFW na nagsasakripisyo para mabigyan ng konting kaginhawaan ang pamilya kumpara sa mga nakasuot ng magagara dito sa Pinas mandarambong naman.

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    13. wow some faggot called MUX underpowered. you even own one? can you even afford? ok. im 31. i bought my first car when i was 25. that was a cheap Daewoo matiz. LOL. it did the job. when i get to work abroad last Nov 2013.. Yes. Im a fucking proud OFW. smh! my 1st car here is a Chevy Cruze, thats a year and a half working.. and last year... I purchased my 4x2 LSA version of MUX. i paid in cash btw. and during road trips... when i can say.. i dont know driving skills or MUX is killing other SUVs on uphill roads.. on rough roads especially going to Butuan.. Ive overtaken monteros. everests and fortuners. i think they feel the rocks under their butt cheeks for me. I passed all rough roads with ease.. and oh. im already purchasing my 2nd car here abroad. A 2016 Full option CRV. i know cars. and for your information whoever you are. my ISUZU served me.well. and btw.. its the best selling midsize SUV. i ought to buy Fortuner or the Montero.. but.. it depends on your neeeds. i could have spent more to get those over praised suvs.. but a 4x2 mux surprised me with its performance. its cabin space. and fuel effeciency.

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    14. wow some faggot called MUX underpowered. you even own one? can you even afford? ok. im 31. i bought my first car when i was 25. that was a cheap Daewoo matiz. LOL. it did the job. when i get to work abroad last Nov 2013.. Yes. Im a fucking proud OFW. smh! my 1st car here is a Chevy Cruze, thats a year and a half working.. and last year... I purchased my 4x2 LSA version of MUX. i paid in cash btw. and during road trips... when i can say.. i dont know driving skills or MUX is killing other SUVs on uphill roads.. on rough roads especially going to Butuan.. Ive overtaken monteros. everests and fortuners. i think they feel the rocks under their butt cheeks for me. I passed all rough roads with ease.. and oh. im already purchasing my 2nd car here abroad. A 2016 Full option CRV. i know cars. and for your information whoever you are. my ISUZU served me.well. and btw.. its the best selling midsize SUV. i ought to buy Fortuner or the Montero.. but.. it depends on your neeeds. i could have spent more to get those over praised suvs.. but a 4x2 mux surprised me with its performance. its cabin space. and fuel effeciency.

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  4. Yeah underpower SUV. Trailblazer seem to be in the sweet spot

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  5. 1.748 Million and not even a Cruise Control capability, what a piece of junk besides being underpowered.

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  6. 1.5M is how much it was supposed to have been priced. Di ba, Uly?

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    1. See reply above. I had to do some corrections.

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  7. cons:
    - Safety people!!!!!! spongy breaks? really? and its a new car? damn what will it be like after a year or after experiencing normal wear and tear? breaking/stopping is achieve by means of running out of fuel or hitting an object? and just 2 airbags? really?
    - you'll be inducted to team kreamer (the shame)
    - it's the most ugly suv (un-appealing) and when your driving it others will assume your a cheapskate (probably you are or your parents bought this one)
    - power to wt ratio, so your slow to accelerate and last to break hmmmm
    - it has an evil twin
    pros: - hmmmmmmmm no one will steal it!!!!!

    conclusion: the suv wars is awesome, forcing montero to step up safety features, fortuner to elevate performance and the everest to completely redefine themselves, now i was let down by this isuzu its not like thier not even trying to compete or be at par with the rest honestly id rather have the top spec sportivo than this if isuzu i must

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    1. What do you expect? Buyers of the MU-X does not give a damn about safety. Hell, you can remove all of the airbags and most of those idiots would still buy this crap because it has an "awesome" entertainment system inside and can seat their children born out of unplanned impregnation.

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    2. i am with you all the time we are one...MUX is crap

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    3. Blah blah blah. People who buy the MUX, Fortuner, Montero Sport, Everest, Trailblazer buy it because it's big, seats 7 and is cheap. They're ALL THE SAME. They are just canopied pick-ups. They're all junk for the classless who can't afford a proper 7 seater crossover.

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    4. Atleast can afford ikaw hindi.. sorry ka na lng.. bili ka ng wigo or vios tpos installment for 5 years.. tpos mag abang ka ng all-in pre..

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    5. Saang planeta kaya nanggaling si PPV hater? ALL SUVs are canopied trucks! At yang pinagmamalaki mong "proper crossover 7 seater" ay modified sedan platforms lang!

      Now tell me, sino ang mas proper na magkarga ng mas mabigat na load? Alin ang mas tatagal in the long run? Alin ang mas tatagal sa road conditions ng Pilipinas?

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    6. Tell me din, alin mas malinis ang emission? Alin mas safe? Alin ang mas comfortable?

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    7. Bakit tingin mo hindi sila dumaan sa crash safety tests? 5 star rating to sa ANCAP. Tska depende kung saang market ka, kasi dito malamang halos lahat ng diesel Euro 2 lang. Comfortable? Malamang eto, ang sikip kaya ng Santa Fe/X-Trail/Captiva as 7 seater.

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    8. to Anonymous #4

      My 2015 Sorento CRDi and 2014 Explorer Ecoboost says hi. :) Given the classless manner in which you speak, shouldn't you be the one buying a Wigo?

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    9. Aaand you're not different from him/her either.

      Kayayabang. Good for you because you're capable of buying overpriced CUVs. Ganyan na pala ang may class, you have every right in the world to insult anybody. :)

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    10. Yeah, right. These rollover-prone SUVs sure are safe as hell.

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    11. Righ

      Okay, I'll give you a week to paste all the links here on articles about PPVs which rolled over and got into an accident. :)

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    12. modified sedan platform crossovers is not appealing to the pinoy's because its not cheap and the suspension won't last 10 years or so because of the Philippine roads, and gas prices are high compared to diesel

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  8. sinagot sariling comment para may support kuno...hehehe

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  9. HI Uly, seems that your costumers above are coming far flang the remotes place of provinces. Not surprise kasi nga sa mga liblib na lugar 3 names of car ang kilala nila, namely Sarao, Francisco and Isuzu where in fact these cars are known to be HARI NG USOK.

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    1. Excuse me po! Yung kilala mo ring 3 na binanggit mo nga! namely Sarao, fransisco and Isuzu mga Jeepney sa probinsya mga second hand lang kasi mga engine nyan nang ikabit at karamihan ay Isuzu ang parts and engine considering na second hand na nang gamitin ay tumatagal pa din lalo na sa under chassis matibay talaga at karamihan sa mga iyan nasa 10-20 years na tumatakbo pa... MAUSOK?! oo tama ka! dahil karamihan din sa mga iyan ay poorly maintained and what would you expect? second hand na nga ang makina nasa probinsya pa! Hanep ka makapanlait ah! parang hindi nanggaling sa provinces mga ninuno mo!

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  10. Wow, di ko alam ganito na pala ka judgemental mga tao dito. Kahit milyon milyon pa kinikita niyo wala yan sa ugali niyo. Ayaw niyo sa mu-X diba? Awayin niyo lahat ng mga nag ccomment dito? Idamay pa ba mga namili?

    And please, paki comment dito alin sa PPV segment ang may stability at traction control @ 1.3M? Di pala tumitingin ng safety features ha. Last I checked walang ganyan mid variants ng MS/Fort. Educate yourselves please.

    Anyway, this variant should cost no more than 1.5M. Walang pinagkaiba sa 4x2 LS-A bukod sa drivetrain, tapos almost 400K ang difference?

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    1. What has traction and stability control in that segment? The Trailblazer. Although it is admittedly expensive.

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  11. Guys don't say bad comments for the ones who bought it, just give them a piece of advice. Discuss about the specs of car, not some crappy argument. PEACE!

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    1. We are not arguing here..we are just telling the truth...Did you ever have a DMAX or Crosswind before? I've tried this and thats why i am telling to all of you so that you will have an idea. Some of us bought Crosswind, then used for 3 years and sell it...in order to tell the truth and know the reality of Isuzu...buy an Isuzu and use it for 5 years and more and then observe it..by then you will realize that what i am telling you now is correct. Kaya if you make comment make sure you have an experience using this vehicle. Based on using SUVs i would rate from good to bad are Nissan, Mitsubishi, Ford, Chevrolet, Isuzu, Mazda...just a piece of advice.

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    2. your experience maaring iba rin sa iba.

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  12. I understand the market of the diesel SUVs, and I get the rational why they buy it. Like it or not, some people buy cars out of need, not want, and we should be thankful that we can overthink car specs.

    That being said, would I buy one? No.

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  13. I'm pretty sure that people who buy Mu-Xs know that this is meant to haul their families, not to speed around. I havent heard of any Mu Xs that fly off flyovers, not unlike some people who think that just because their "SUV" has "SPORT" written on the badge, get illusions of grandeur that these "SUV"s are sportscars. Just saying.

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    1. As you stipulate that only OFWs buy Third World SUVs, this only means that the wives of these SUV owners are committing adultery. Their husbands are away for a long time yet they manage to have so many kids. Count the number of these Third World SUVs on the road, and we'll know how many wives are cheating on their husbands!

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    2. Poor OFWs. Di na nga marunong pumili ng sasakyan, naiputan pa sa ulo.

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    3. Masyado kang mayabang, akala mo kung sino kang perfect, i hope karma will come to u soon

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    4. Mga brat at totoy ang pag-iisip ng mga nagco-comment nyan. baka yung pang gasolina, krudo at sasakyan ng mga iyan hinihiram lang sa magulang.

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  14. Wonder what? If they are capable of having more than 2 children then why not? I've lots of friends who are members of big families, ang saya nga nila eh. Pati ba naman pala yan magiging issue pa dito? Woah.

    Kaso ang mga may more than 2 children pala sa inyo tingin niyo walang alam sa family planning. Sigh.

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    1. Oo, ang saya nga. Overpopulated na ang Pilipinas. Dami na natin dito.

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    1. Wasn't GM the one who asked Isuzu for their diesel engine expertise? LOL Kunsabagay, wala naman din alam yung iba kundi mausok lang ang Isuzu.

      Oh and btw, the Euro IV compliant 3.0 has one of the lowest C02 emission in the segment. Paano pa kaya yung 2.5? Can't wait to see how the Euro V 2.5 twin turbo performs in the ASEAN market. :)

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    2. ^Don't talk to him. He's obviously too stupid to reason with. He's a typical Filipino sheep from the C and D class.

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    3. Unfortunately I just can't help but correct these people who have nothing to do but bash without doing proper research. :)

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    4. Pag pasensyahan mo na, nasobrahan lang yan sa top gear, typical keyboard warriors na ang alam lang naman at nasakyang isuzu ay mga jeep. Hanggang dun nalang afford nila :)

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  16. ehh d ung ayaw sa mu-x mag explorer n lng kau, may expidition nga ako pinalitan ko ng makina n pang isuzu dhil nag tatapon ng balde baldeng gasolina sa daan. bumili ako ng mu-x hnd dhil pang karera, 180kph sa expressway ay nasubukan ko na not bad dhil 150 lng takot n ako, tama nga ung isa d2 n nag sabi sporty not sportscar

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    1. wow expedition linagyan ng isuzu engine. flinstones ka or jetsons? parehong gawa ni hanna barbero!

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    2. ang yabang mo magsalita samantalang 150kph eh natatakot ka na. para kang aso na puro kahol hindi naman marunong mangagat.

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  17. A good an unpretentious article. I was just amused that the comments went too far as population control and earning capacity.

    Thanks also to those who gave insightful comments that are within the topic.

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  18. Like It Very Much!! Yan ang gusto ko sa MUX!!

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  19. Hey all you guys listen!! I own 5 suv's with different brands. All i can say isuzu MuX s not that bad SuV and i can prove it.! Hali kayo dito. Choose ano gusto niyo e drive!! Tapos pustahan tayo palakihan ng bank account. MAke sure pangalan niyo! Yabang niyo kasi!! :)

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    1. Based on the way you type, I highly doubt you even own a car, let alone 5 SUVs. Kariton lang siguro, kapani-paniwala pa.

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  20. I own an MU-X (LS-A 4x2)) and I've realized I did a good decision. I have 2 kids and they both love the infotainment system. Feature-wise, compared with other SUVs in the same class, it is worth it. Its quite comfortable and great for out of town trips.

    Hi Uly, I believe you might have to delete some unrelated comments here as this is not a good impression with a car site review? Just my advice. :)

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  21. Wala naman kasing "real" SUV na diesel dito, na hindi "canopied pick-up". Yan kasi yung perfect sa road conditions dito. 1.8M aint cheap. Mas mahal panga sa FJ Cruiser..

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  22. Both my parents are OFW, and yes, kailangan nilang magtrabaho abroad to earn a better profit since we don't own a company of our own(for now) not a shame of that because its true. We bought Mu X not because of unexpected pregnancy nor we dont want a faster car but because 'yun na pinaka affordable and cheapest sa suv segment with practical capability(LS model). With practical what I meant is kaya lumusong sa baha, maglagay ng madaming bagahe, with 7 -9 seating capacity( yung extra para sa lola ko at other relatives ), and diesel(yes we actually chose diesel since sakit sa ulo gas, hahaha) which "other" crossovers, apvs and mpvs fails to do so. Some of you may say bat di nalang kami ngsecondhand? First, trust issues lalo n pag di namin kakilala owner, second is most of secondhand cars ay sakit sa ulo. Kaya sa mga naka high end, or other luxury cars better than our car, wag niyo po kami ibash na mas madaming features oto niyo, we gave up on that part, since pareho lang naman power output(for mux), cash paid mula sipag at tyaga lang kaya naming ipagmalaki, di rin namin kailangan ipakita bank accounts namin, di na kami lalaban. We are just blessed to own a car alone na dati commute commute lang. Di lahat ng naka suv mayabang, pag ako nakasalubong niyo sa daan basta signal lights ka lang ng tama kahit ano pa sasakyan mo pasingitin kita. Hope this rich people learn to become humble and sensitive enough na wag mandamay ng ibang tao lalo na ofws para lang lumaki ulo nila, di niyo po kinaganda/kinagwapo o kinayaman lalo yan. Try nio nalang ibili ng tamang asal pera niyo. Godbless and peace to all :)

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    1. I'm not insulting anybody. It's just an amusing coincidence that most OFWs love Isuzu, granted there are a lot of better vehicles out there. I guess most of your kind prioritizes seating capacity and cargo space over the performance, comfort and safety of a crossover, eh?

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    2. Yes, I admit there are lot better car, the problem is we dont have enough budget for that. Kung meron lang sana range rover kukunin namin :)

      The problem with crossover is di sya practical for us, san namin ilalagay mga bagahe tuwing umuuwi parents namin? And di naman ganon kataas crossover na ilusong sa baha kung sakaling maabutan ka sa manila. Also, did you even test drive a mu x? Performance not that bad honestly, di naman kami bumili ng sasakyan para makipagracing, may stability control narin sya para s mga hard turns, and overtaking those trucks in the roads' actually easy. Comfort you say? Comfort for mu x is actually better than current suvs with the same segment. Di sya matagtag, fun to drive :) I've tried driving a crossover once, para lang akong nagdrive ng sedan na pinataas ng kunti.

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    3. Anonymous September 8, 2015 at 1:22 PM,

      You don't have to force everybody that your beloved CUVs are much better than PPVs. May kanya kanya naman tayo eh, for an OFW nga na laging wala, they'd rather have diesels which are less complicates and would need less maintenance.

      TBH I really don't get why you hate PPVs, kung sa tingin mo eh mas maganda sila, wag mo na lang pakialaman at wag ka na lang magsabi ng masama sa ibang bumili eh sa tingin naman nila perfect yung sasakyan para sa needs nila. Anong karapatan mong mag kuwestiyon sa bagay na hindi mo naman ginastusan diba?

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    4. because of your comment, i would love to have MUX na tuloy! :) OFW rin ako at tama po kayo sa mga sinabi nyo. haha relate lng.

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  23. owned this car, its awesome

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  24. Ganda ng MU-X! My friend owns one, ang sarap sumakay.

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  25. I own a Fortuner-vnt and my cousin has a Mu-x. Parang nalungkot ako sa Fort ko, masarap kasi i-drive nung mux nya.

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  26. Ang laki ng problema ng ibang tao dito. Halatang mga keyboard warriors.
    Practicality wise, ok ang isuzu. Tapos SUV ang usapan crossover pinaiiral. Actually we bought an mu-x last year, good choice sya kesa bumili ng dinosaur na fortuner at montero wala pa yung new models.


    "People with more sense than money"
    "They are just numbers they are meaningless in themselves"
    - James May (fomer Top Gear UK host)

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  27. Puro horsepower horsepower. Kailan nyo ba nalagay sa top of the rev range yang sasakyan nyo aber

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    1. tama...aanuhin mo ang power kung ipit ka lagi sa traffic.lols

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    2. Aanuhin mo din naman ang 4x4 at sobrang laking size ng 3rd world SUV sa metro manila? Kaya nga mas maganda crossover kaysa sa mga 3rd world SUV!

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    3. Ha? Alam mo ba dimensions ng Explorer? The only real and comfortable 7 seater CUVs have to be almost as big as the Grand Santa Fe/Explorer.

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  28. Stop hating just keep driving. Hehe pero really, stop comparing ladder frame SUVs like the Mu X to crossovers. They are two different bananas. Its a generally known fact that crossovers are designed for comfort (and paved roads) having a body built around a chassis frame, with a refined and quiet engine (usually gas, since diesels are inherently clattery). Ladder frame SUVs and their body on frame config are built for harsher driving conditions, since by design the ladder frame allows for a degree of twisting and bending. Perfect for hauling loads and going through the lubaks of our provincial roads. Ever heard of the news where a crossover's door suddenly went out of alignment after going through pot holes?

    Well at the end of the day its all about needs. Don't bash other people's choices just because your main criteria in vehicle selection is purely comfort. Not saying that ladder frame SUVs like the mu x are uncomfortable by any means and that crossovers can't handle our crappy roads. Just my 2 cents

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    1. The problem here is most of the buyers of these 3rd world SUVs live in urban areas. You'd have to wonder why in the hell are they buying those pieces of shit when 99% of the time they will never go through unpaved provincial roads.

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    2. LOL, have you been living under the rock during the last years? Hindi mo ba nakita road conditions ng NCR? Baha dito, daang daang potholes doon. Balik ko kaya sayo, I wonder why people buy raised sedans considering how terrrible Philippine road conditions are.

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    3. The urban road conditions, even with potholes, is still not comparable to unpaved provincial roads. Dumbass.

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    4. Mga put@ñgIna nyong nangba-bash sa owners and buyers ng MU-X! Kung wala kayong masabing maganda, wag na kayo mag-comment! Mag-advise kayo ng maayos na hindi nang-lalait.

      Basta ako gusto ko ang MU-X at yan ang bibilihin ko. At wala kayong pakialam dahil pera ko 'to, mga hinayupak kayo!

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  29. Dahan-dahan na nagtitipon dito ang mga baduy na owners ng MU-X.

    By the way, I find it funny whenever a driver is about to get out of vehicles such as this MU-X, Fortuner, Montero and other 3rd world SUVs. after parking, I always assume that they're fat, dark-skinned, wearing a cap, wearing an ugly sunglasses with orange tint, wears slippers, wears short sleeved collared shirt and cargo shorts, etc. (Basically, a tasteless DOM na biglang yaman). 95% of the time, my assumptions were correct.

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    1. Pitiful that you spend your time observing particular type of vehicle owners. And you even have statistics to back your claims. ����� funny you keep mentioning 3rd world suvs. These suvs are found in the uk and australia. Which are... Thats right 1st world countries. Patawa mga tao dito, puro hate.

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    2. Yes, I wear cargo shorts, slippers and "cheap" shirts. Napakainit naman sa Pilipinas. Nakakaawa naman yung iba na walang alam kundi pumorma para magmukhang may class at mayaman, magpakatotoo nga kayo. =))

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    3. Bakla ka pre...halata hahahah....crossover ka dyannn....bading...magmumukha kang baklang gutom kaya ayaw mo sa mux...

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    4. Bakla ka pre...halata hahahah....crossover ka dyannn....bading...magmumukha kang baklang gutom kaya ayaw mo sa mux...

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    5. Mga put@ñgIna nyong nangba-bash sa owners and buyers ng MU-X! Kung wala kayong masabing maganda, wag na kayo mag-comment! Mag-advise kayo ng maayos na hindi nang-lalait.

      Basta ako gusto ko ang MU-X at yan ang bibilihin ko. At wala kayong pakialam dahil pera ko 'to, mga hinayupak kayo!

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  30. O please sa mga poser na nag pinipiliit isama ang kia or hyundai n suv dito, please lang usapang matitinong suv dito, ill chose mu-x over them anytym evrytym, sure maporma pero hangang dun nlng un, mabilis oo nga mabilis m sira, kung may disposable n suv un n un, kung gusto nyo i bash ang mu-x den go it's a free country pero hwag nyo lng gagohin at lukohin ang mga tao dito, santa pwet/fe, tucmol/tucson stupid

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  31. madaming mga nasasaktan mga pare hahaha hayaan nyo na sila kung natutuwa sila sa mga sasakyan nila na tintinda lamang sa mga mahihirap na bansa o kaya ay inassemble lang sa isang mahirap na bansa. mas maganda daw yun kaysa mga kotseng inassemble sa first world countries like japan and korea at binebenta din sa mga first world countries kasi nakapasa sa mga strict emmissions at safety tests. Guys bili pa kayo ng mga mga plastic chrome accents para sa mga suv nyo at kabitan nyo na din ng kung ano anong sticker LOL

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  32. I would definitely choose Fort/Monti/Mux/Eve over xtrail/rav4/crv/escape.

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  33. Basta dto sa philippines pangit ang mga suv pang asia lang talaga except sa land cruiser, prado, patrol at iba pang 1st world suv....pinapaganda pa ninyo name eh auv lang mga yan

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  34. Basta dto sa philippines pangit ang mga suv pang asia lang talaga except sa land cruiser, prado, patrol at iba pang 1st world suv....pinapaganda pa ninyo name eh auv lang mga yan

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    1. Dude, for your info MU-X is also being sold in Australia, I've been there last month. You can't say that it is only for Asian market. Here's my 2 cents!

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    2. isa kang henyo....pwe!!!!

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    3. @DanizNavalta pahiya tuloy si kuya LOL

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    4. @DanizNavalta oo, meron ding MU-X sa Australia

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  35. Kung namumula at sumasakit na ang mga mata ninyo dahil puro 3rd world SUV ang mga nakikita nyo, ay siya bumili pa kayo nang bumili ng 1st world SUV, sabagay mayaman naman kayo. Ako, wala akong reklamo sa Fortuner at Montero ko at yan lang ang mga kaya kong bilhin.

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  36. Nagpa reserve na si Lolo namin for MUX because it was very nice and elegant to see...pero just curious and ask my Lolo bat pinili ang MUX and my Lolo answer me in this way " Alam mo anak we are in charcoal industry.

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    1. Eh yun naman pala, ok lang kung kakargahan mo ng uling. Pero kung pangpamilya, wag na lang.

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  37. Wala namn pong pumipigil sa inyo na bumili ng gusto nyong type na SUV kung third world ang mga binanggit nila na nasa market tanong ko lang nasaan ba kayong bansa? di ba't third world ang Pinas... Bili kayo yung High end gaya ng Land Cruizer, Prado, Range Rover or BMW X5 etc.. "Suit yourself" It's a free country!

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  38. Im only here reading comments ng mga rich people

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  39. This vehicle needs better looking alloys.
    The one it currently has doesn't look "expensive" for its price tag.

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  40. Isuzu nowadays wants to copy and paste and modify all Chevrolet vehicles from GM

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    1. Wait, wasn't the previous generation Colorado a rebadged D-Max powered by Isuzu engines? Oh right. People like you don't have the time to do a proper research. :)

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    2. Excuse me? GM did all of these designed body concepts of Chevy Colorado and Trailblazer and all of GM products, look at those GM products , Stylish isn't it? But look at Isuzu it's dying, they wait for GM to FEED THEM DESIGNS TO HAVE A MARKET INCREASE, They were no originality, tell people around the world Isuzu are crap in the eyes of them as well as Americans , more are from GM owners and GM had engines made from International Before Isuzu begs truck engineers to give them a smoke belching engine

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    3. Both Isuzu and Chevrolet are garbage. Move on people.

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  41. hoy mga ipis puro usok lang dulot ng diesel engine na yan. hintay kayo ng 2030 para euro 4 na tayo dito. puro usok lang yung mga bunganga nyo. pagtatawanan lang kayo ng hapon,

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    1. Sir, Euro 6 na po ang latest sa mga first world country.. tayo sa Pilipinas sa euro 4 pa lang papunta!

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  42. Ayy akala ko Colorado yung picture sa taas Isuzu pala....kamalas naman ng Chevrolet...hihilahin pababa ng Isuzu...kaya kita mo ang sales ng chevy bagsak hehehehe

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    1. MARAMING AYAW SA ISUZU DAHIL GAYA GAYA SILA!! STFU!!!

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  43. MU-X 0-100 km/h is 10.6 seconds.. Not bad.

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  44. Planning to buy an MU-X soon, but still waiting until team Kramer stops promoting it. lol

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  45. People who bought the MUX are as "baduy" as those people who are fans of Team Kramer.

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  46. The Kramers are not baduy! Chesca is the bomb!

    Moving to Isuzu, I can't imagine what's going on in the heads of the people who buy it. Isuzu does not introduce anything new. Model after model, its the same old thing. They'll just put on some fancy (but ricey) accessories and then slap it with a price increase. Look at what they did to the sportivo, put in some body kits, mags, baduy stereo system, leather seats (that do not suit the vehicle) and voila, a top of the line sportivo that costs almost the same as a montero.

    This abomination of a vehicle is the same. Look at how bare they packaged the base model. They do that to further highlight that there top of the line have all the bells and whistles. If these additional features they charge a leg for is game changing, then good for them. However, that is not the case, the things they put in are child's play at best. Body kits sourced locally? A sound system that wouldn't even sound close to a 30k audiophile gear? Come on Isuzu buyers, stop buying these "gift wrapped" abominations.

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    1. Tutoy, ano ba sasakyan pinopromote mo? Sabihin mo naman para malaman ng mga nagbabasa. Customized naman kasi ang gusto mo na features puro cut and paste sa iba ibang sasakyan. Wala ka nga nyan makikita dito sa pinas ng gusto mo.

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    2. Pano mo naman nasabi na "Tutoy" ako? Manghuhula ka? Anyhow, marunong ka ba magbasa? Meron ba akong linagay na gusto ko???!!! Customized?? Etong Isuzu ang mahilig mag customize! Kung umasta eh hindi casa, parang tindahan sa banawe! Supot na sasakyan tapos lalagyan ng "accessories" tapos benta na ng napakamahal!

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  47. grabe naman maka pag comment yung iba dito, mga baduy, ofw lang, 3rd world suv, cheap suv... kayo na ang mayayaman at may kakayahang bumili ng 1st world suv... ako bumili ng mux dahil yung hayundai tucson ko na wala pang 4 yrs eh ang damin nang problema (kahit casa maintained pa yun) grabe ka pa tagtag kahit kunting lubak ramdam mo sa loob. etong mux maganda yung suspension hindi matagtag at ok lang din yung power nya. pagpunta nmin ng cam sur. tumatakbo ako ng 160-180 nagulat yung TB na humahabol sa akin pag dating sa petron bumaba sya at tinanung kong naka chip yung mux sabi ko hindi, sabi nya mabilis din pla daw yung mux. oo sa arangakada from 0-90 talo sya sa iba pero pag patak na nang 100 pa taas dyan mo na malalaman yung takbo nya.
    kanya kanya nman tayo ng tinatawag na preference so respect lang sana, wag nman yung sasabihin n kaagad na walng alam or ofw lang yung bumibili ng mux. ano no regret sa purchase namin ng mux (4x4). iba dyan nag sasabi bakit wlang cruise control eh bumili ka nga ng (4x4) mag off -road kaba or mg cruise hehehe..sa totoo lang sa traffic dito sa manila saan mo gagamitin yung cruise control.

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    1. sir planning to buy mux,. kamusta naman po sya ang takbo sa mga matatarik di po ba sya hirap,. thanks po

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    2. Brad, may LS-A ako, 2x4 lang. Sa Dalton Pass ko pa lang nasubukan sa akyatan. Wala namang problema, kahit napakahabang pila ng mga truck ang i-overtake mo sa akyatan, walang pagbabago ang takbo kahit full seating capacity kami. Saka ang tipid talaga sa diesel.

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  48. i'm not rich, practical choice: mu-x over sportivo which does not have abs & airbags

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    1. Ang tunay na SUV, walang abs!

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  49. To each his own! Some people value simplicity and reliability above all else and that's where the MU-X presents an attractive prospect over the competition. The new Everest is filled with high tech equipment (even the 4x4 system looks complicated) that you just wonder what happens when all of those electronic stuff conks out. But like I mentioned earlier, to each his own. Fit the vehicle you are buying to your specific needs and wants.

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  50. grabe mga post dito ang aanghang pero bibili pa din ako ng mux konting ipon pa,.
    we have isuzu crosswind 2008 model napaka tibay di naman sya mausok (nasa nag aalaga lang talaga siguro) wala din naman problema sa performance kahit di sya ganun kabilis di ka naman bibiguin at lalo na sa hatak nya kahit sobra mo ng daming karga tumatakbo pa din,.. ito yung point ko kahit daming bash at negative comment sa mux na panget, underpower, mausok, at magsasayang ka lang ng pera, so what isuzu is isuzu, isuzu is the beast of all the diesel para sa akin,. kesa sa montero 2012 model ng kapitbahay namin casa maintained pero napaka selan nya,. palagi nalang dinadala sa casa palaging sira,. kesa sa isuzu namin still kicking!!

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  51. Dami alam ng mayayabang dito dami ko kilalang mayayaman na hindi nmn nanlalait ng sasakyan, at krmihan d pa magaganda kotse, dhl yung bagong kinita ininvest na ulit sa ibang negosyo o stocks. makikita mo simple lng suot pero mayayaman, yung nanlalait jan sa itsura plng halatang pera mo hnd mo pinaghirapan. Malamang galing yan sa tax ng mga tao pinambibili mo

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    1. Yung tinutukoy mong simple ang suot ay tinatawag ng karamihan na pormang pang-OFW. Yung tipong nakasuot pa ng kalo sa loob ng mall at yung tint ng shades nila parang rainbow yung kulay.

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  52. Dami nga mayabang dito...ang mux 3.0 ko almost 200kph natakbo ko! Underpowered b yun??

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  53. May sportivo 2006 me at dinala ko n ng mindanao balikan dito sa cavite walang nging problema. Cavite to baguio cavite to Isabel at kahit saan saan n kmi nkarating at araw araw gamit ko sa trabaho at walang naging problema kundi change oil lang at gasolina.

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    1. ogag ka pala. bakit mo gagamitan ng gasolina yang bulok sportivo?

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  54. *Eats Popcorn*

    Watching Idiots quarrel over something

    The Mu-X is beautiful in its own right

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  55. You don't need fast SUVs dahil speed limit natin is 100kph lang. I drive a Ford Expedition XLT kaya sanay ako sa comfortable ride. The mu-X is comfortable and has all the features I need. I'd say it's not anything less than my Ford, in fact sa tingin ko it's a wise buy for me.

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  56. ah sarap tumambay dito maraming mauutangan daming mayayaman eh. Parang nasa isang tumpukan lang ng mga lasing nagpapayabangan, nangookray ng mga ofw, pagalingan sa specs ng sasakyan, pagandahan ng kung anong meron silang sasakyan. Gumising nga kayo, maswerte kayo de makina dala nyo yung iba sa kalsada madaling araw pa lang tulak na mga kariton nila, di nyo rin kaya itry sumakay sa kariton at pausarin nyo sa skyway na palusong ng matauhan kayo. Mga buraot na toh, gumising nga kayo sa katotohanan!!!

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  57. hi poh! tga cebu aq at wlang expressway d2. 30kph lng average city drive d2.

    halos ok na lahat sa mu-x kaso ung interior parang oro can eh. :D still a BANG FOR YOUR BUCK car.

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  58. Hello Sir Uly,

    I want to know what you would prefer, Ford Everest Trend 2.2L or an Isuzu Mu-X 3.0L? both 4x2 and almost at the same price range.

    Hoping for your reply! thanks a bunch!

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  59. Dapat kasi bawal anonymous dito. Pati tuloy yung mga conyo nagkakalat dito feeling rich. Kaya third world ang pH kasi ang papangit ugali. Patalsikin sa sibilisasyon ang mga yan.

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  60. dahil away kayo ng away, kukuwentuhan ko nalang kayo.

    Ako ay may lobo, lumipad sa langit. Di ko na nakita, pumupotk na pala. Sayang ang pera kong, binili ng lobo. Sa pagkain sana, nabusog pa ako.

    Mga gago. Ibili niyo nalang ng pagkain at toma yang 1.7M nyo! busog na kayo, masaya pa, mahimbig patulog nyo! sabihin nyo sa asawa nyonh maaarte at mga anak nyong tamad mag uber nalang!

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  61. Isuzu Phil executives think Filipino consumers are inferior to the Thais. Why would they put an older, weaker and non- Euro 4 compliant engines to the MU X sold here compared to the ones being sold in Thailand.

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  62. 2 airbags in a 1.7 m SUV? Ginagawa tayong idiots. Kumpara sa makina ng MU X sa Thailand mas luma, mas mahina at hindi Euro 4 compliant ang makina ng MU X dito sa Pinas. Tingin ng Isuzu hindi nag iisip ang Pinoy.

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  63. Planning to buy a new vehicle soon. Been researching online and asking friends which vehicle to buy before I test drive shortlisted vehicles. I want one that's fuel-efficient, with a comfortable ride, good looks, good entertainment system and not too expensive. So far, I've considered Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Montero, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, and Toyota RAV4. My top choice among these is Ford Everest Titanium 4x2 AT until I got here. I may seriously consider buying Isuzu mu-X 3.0 VGS LS-A 4x2 AT. Frankly, I don't like its looks but it meets my other criteria. I think it's a good compromise. Any advice?

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    1. Looks (for me): Fortuner or Everest.
      Price (value for money): MUX 4x2 or Trend na Everest, tapos wala na... lagpas 1.5M na mga susunod na naka leather seats.

      Performance: experts please help!

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    2. My MUX 4x2 LS-A variant is leather seat na,with GPS, backing Camera w/ sensor, 6 way electronic adjustable driver seat, 10inch LCD roof-mounted, rear disc brake, Dual Climate control, Electronic Stability control/ traction control, engine is RATED B10 (no other suv in same class could claim that only Isuzu),it has the BEST RIDE COMFORT in its class coz of its 5 link coil suspension. Indeed, MUX is now the best-selling SUV in the Philippines. Isuzu has the last-laugh!

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  64. I am also planning to buy a Ford Everest Trend until i saw the comments here. Seriously, the Everest costs around 1.5 plus. With the specs i need and my budget, now i am beginning to think that Mu-x would be a better choice.

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    1. Me too! Trying to ask more experts what they think of the 3.0 4x2 AT variant

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  65. Waiting for pearl silky white lsm mt for 1 month na. Walang unit na available. Grabe naman sila. Panay ang advertisement pero mga wala pala namang unit.

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  66. Yabang ng iba dito..swerte nyo mayaman kayo. Dinamay nyo pa mga ofw dito....at least pinaghirapan nla pambili kesa sa ibang dyan na asa lng sa magulang....

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  67. Guys anu bang mahal na car sa pinas? Remember all the car dealers tune for small engine to meet to our budget.di nmn lahat can afford even yung mga minamaliit nilang SUV.wala nmn tyo magandang kalsada,long highway to run this high power and expensive vehicles.well sorry pero with regards to technology were far behind para masabi or mag pasikatan. Nasasabi ko to coz..iam a automotive engineer and proud to be ofw..guys sana review with the mu x para yung mga me queries about the car and those whos planning to buy eh ma guide natin with the product..sakin chevrolet and mu x is the same dna..same chassis or let me say same talaga sila..iniba lang ang monogram or emblem (chevrolet trailblazer to izusu mu x) the good thing with MU X is me american tech. Which is good interms of safety features..nag incorporate and GM sa Isuzu para to meet yung budget ng mga pinoy..kase if really ibebenta d2 yung product ng Us or europe (bmw,volks,mercedes)well baka yung mga rich na friend lang natin d2 maka bili..guys mga high performance engine is 6.2 direct injection w/ intercooler gasoline engine. 100kph within 8.9 seconds. Marami tyong motorbike na masasagasaan..balik tyo with regards to MU X..compare to everest,montero,fortuner..mu x is fare enough..i am not against sa motero but mahina body and trim nya..with fortuner well its very good but poor design sa interior, masyodo nila tinipid para ma meet yung market price. Everest is good as well engine body and accessories are all descent,yung architecture lang ng brake line nya sa harap masyado naka lantad yung brake flexible hose nya..chevrolet trailblazer like i said service and monogram lng babayadan nyo all are the same with mu x.

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  68. Kung ayaw nyo sa MUX wag kayo mag basa ng review nito mga Trolls!! hahaha
    Lakas ng hatak ng MUX kapag paakyat tumuturbo ang sigunda LS-A gamit ko timberland pa ko nakatira tatlong linggo ko na ginagamit diesel ko araw araw mula timberland hanggang makati office hours rush hour pa hanggang ngayon meron pa rin hindi maubos mas matipid pa to sa civic ko.
    Hindi ko naman kelangan ng super bilis ano to racing? pang family nga e. safe driving lang mga pre. Nasa sa inyo yan pera nyo naman yan kung ano bilin nyo wala kami PAKE!!! PWE HAHAHAHA

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  69. can anyone please comment about the availability of after sales parts of the mux ls-a variant? can they be readily bought sa mga auto supplies or one has to fall in line in the "casa" to wait for about a month to receive a stock delivery? please help me on this... salamat po...

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  70. Yung 2016 mu-x 4x4 3.0 ba ay full time na 4wd or pwede rin syang 2wd.salamat sa mag rereply....

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