This is a very fun truck to drive, carries heavy load with ease, most common problem on island is rust to chassis between cab and bed, other than that I am a loyal driver and will never sell my truck till death do us part.
This was my first vehicle and i wouldn't trade it for any other out there. Standard maintenance is simple and cheap, and this is pretty much the cheapest vehicle out there to insure. It is also amazingly reliable and fun to drive. It is a real economy vehicle (mine has no power steering, power windows, power locks, rear bumper, A/C, bucket seats, etc.), but it's still so much fun, especially with a manual transmission. Note though that it only makes all of 93 rip roaring horsepower. Oh, and the suspension is virtually non-existent.
Great looks. Tons of customization parts available. Uber reliable. Cheap parts. Lots to customize. Better gas mileage than any other truck. Cheap insurance. Easy to find one with a manual tranny.
Change oxygen sensor if it's old (I gained 15% better fuel economy with an efi engine). Swap in 2.2l turbo engine from late '88-'92 mx6/626/probe (same block, I'm currently doing this). Bucket seats. Wider tires (225/60r16) for better grip. About 300 lbs in bed in winter for traction a must!
I bought this truck in Puerto Rico in 2000 with 52,000 Now have 87,000 I never have problems, only I change the oil, fuel filter, brakes, air filter. It's cheaper in gas and is a strong truck. Now i was in Florida and I think to bring to the U.S.
comfortable seats and I like the xtra cab High revalue sale
Mazda japanese engineers: Please made this truck again and bring to the market!