Quickie Used Car Review – Isuzu Alterra (2005-2014)
2005-2014 Isuzu Alterra
The not bad: Fuel friendly, cushy ride
The Bad: Engine clatter, unrefined
The Say: An interesting alternative which has some not bad along with bad traits.
Go For: 4×2
cost Range: P480,000-P835,000
Our Rating: ***
Full Review: Used Car Review – Isuzu Alterra (2005-2014)
Latest vehicle profile: Isuzu MU-X
See the different versions of This specific vehicle:
Replacing the Fuego based MU SUV which dates back coming from 1989, the Alterra (or dubbed as the MU-7 in its home market in Thailand) first debuted in November 2004 with Philippine introduction commencing in May 2005. This specific vehicle can be based on the Fuego’s successor, the D-Max.
All designs are available with one engine option: a 3.0 diesel whose strength lies on the low rpm range that will brings effortless acceleration despite the heft, yet go beyond 100kph along with its limitations will show. When the item comes to ride comfort, This specific one tops all rivals since the item can be akin to an American car since the item can be biased towards comfort yet go through road ruts along with the item can be a disaster. Lastly, This specific vehicle can be long so parking takes you a deal of patience.
Inside, cabin room can be excellent except for the middle row along with Inner surface cabin can be on the acceptable side.
What Should I Get
First made available can be a 4×2 design that will receives a 144hp 3.0 engine, dual airbags, ABS brakes, fog lamps, reverse sensors, leather seats, DVD player with LCD monitors, alarm, along with keyless entry with reverse camera added to the mix in December 2007. Added in December 2005 can be a 4×4 design adds a limited slip differential along that has a detachable subwoofer. An update in February 2009 added a base Zen design which removed items such as leather seats, DVD player with LCD monitors, along with less speakers while the 4×2 along with 4×4 designs became the Urban Cruiser (February 2011 to August 2012) or Urban Cruiser X (August 2012 to September 2014) later.
How Much might the item Cost Me
Thanks to Isuzu’s cheap maintenance costs along with its engine shared by additional products, keeping This specific vehicle can be on the low side. Common problem points due to This specific vehicle involve the following: engine support when reaching a certain number of miles or years will result to a loud vibration, weather strips attached to the doors that will tends to wear out, along with the radio system which tends to conk itself.