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It was to be expected. Our Isuzu D-Max 4×2 Automatic truck has disappeared from Iloilo City. My asawa received a text yesterday from Looney (Tunes), our salesman at the Isuzu dealership. “Ma’am, I’m sorry but the black 4×2 automatic D-Max is no longer available.” My wife was on the front porch sorting rice (see lead photo) while Lolo carried on an animated conversation with his favorite dead relative, Fernando, so I took it upon myself to reply to Looney (and since the message was in English and not the native Ilonggo, I could actually decipher the text.)

We had first met Looney when he was at Robinsons Place in Iloilo where the Isuzu dealership staff  were showing the latest models available from their establishment. One of the trucks on hand was a black D-Max Automatic Crew Cab. After negotiating our best deal, 27,000 US Dollars, our chummy sales rep asked if wanted to reserve the truck.

But since we had not yet opened up our BDO Dollar Account we didn’t have enough cash on hand to purchase the truck outright. I had no intention of buying the vehicle on credit and informed Looney we would have to wait until we transferred funds from our bank in America to buy the truck.

Now, almost a month later, we are still waiting on BDO to complete the transfer. In the meantime, our Isuzu D-Max 4×2 Automatic truck has disappeared from the Iloilo City dealership, having been sold. While other colors might be available, my wife and I both agree that for us, the black truck is the preferred color and model. We don’t like the white, red or silver models.

Of course, by the time our money finally becomes available the Iloilo Isuzu dealership might have another 4×2 automatic in stock. I was hopeful that we would be able to purchase the truck last week when the sales and service department paid a visit to Guimaras, our island province home.

pig in guimaras


While standing outside the New Guimaras Traders where I was waiting for my asawa and brother-in-law Joery to purchase plywood for my father-in-law’s nipa hut on our new property, I heard the unmistakable sound of thumping boom boxes.  I was checking out a particularly attractive porker , seen above, in a truck nearby. No, not a pleasingly plump Pinay, but a pig that was perhaps on their way to market.


Isuzu was in Guimaras

I decided to see if our salesman Looney was on site (he was) and I informed him that we were hopeful that we would soon have our money available to pick up the truck.  Looney thanked me for updating him.

I hope that the Iloilo dealership receives more automatics in stock but if not my spouse and I are prepared to go to Bacolod and check out the Isuzu dealership there.

If we get a comparable deal, we can buy the truck there and have it shipped over on a Ro-Ro Ferry, Roll On, Roll Off. And no, I’m not referring to what goes on at the Lollipop Bar in Angeles City.

4 thoughts on “Our Isuzu D-Max 4×2 Automatic Truck Has Disappeared from Iloilo City

  1. Hi Dave, I purchased a Toyota innova diesel it was one year old when I got it 4years ago ,
    It’s been a great car cheap to run , if I lived in your place I would buy that Isuzu ,I was
    Thinking about buying a new car the other day , but when I look at the traffick in
    Manila I changed my mind

  2. Dave I’m on my 4th Ford truck. This truck has well over 200,000 miles on her and has never been in the shop other than preventive maintenance. Crap now that I’ve said this the engine will explode tomorrow.
    Tom Cat

    1. Dave,
      I think its a good decision to look at the Ford Rangers. They are really sharp and they have the ecosport engine in them and they last. Tom’s is a good example. The Wildtrak 4×4 is my favorite even though its pricey. I’ve never had a nice vehicle like that before. I think you would be better off buying a truck in Iloilo though as far as warranty and stuff like that goes. I don’t know if they would honor it in Iloilo if you bought it in Bacolad since they do things different here.

  3. Dave,
    On the way back from Robinsons yesterday saw 2 trucks full of Rangers heading to the Ford dealer. Didn’t see any black ones. Most of them were copper colored which must be a popular color.

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