by Ed in Maine on Oct 28, 2002 Vehicle: 1994 Mazda B-Series Pickup B4000 LE 2dr Extended Cab SB
This is a two wheel drive, with limited
slip, and a cap on the back. In the
winter I put 3 or 4 sixty lb bags of
sand over the rear axle, and I get
everywhere I need to go. Only unusual
maintenance has been replacing spark
plug wires, twice. Have 135000 miles,
and I don't want it to ever quit, my
favorite vehicle in over 40 years of
by jack_of_all_trades on Oct 22, 2002 Vehicle: 1994 Mazda B-Series Pickup B4000 LE 2dr Extended Cab SB
I bought it new and it has been a very
good truck. Nice balance of price +
performance, affordable but
comfortable. Ride is truck-like when
unloaded. I replaced the stock
(premium) stereo and speakers, which
lacked clarity. This truck is really a
Ford ranger, with Mazda trim.
The only repairs I had were a bad 02
sensor and EGR sensor at about 60K
miles. The brake calipers tend to bind,
and had to be rebuilt twice.
A 4.0L with only teens for MPG should
put out more than 160HP. 225 ft/lbs of
torque is nice for towing, but
acceleration is just ok. I modified the
exhaust/intake and put in a better cam.
Now it is quite peppy, maybe 190-200hp.
by truckdriver on Jun 14, 2002 Vehicle: 1994 Mazda B-Series Pickup B4000 LE 2dr Extended Cab SB
This truck keeps going and going. Mine
has 170 000 kms on it now, and other
than oil changes, the only repair I
ever made was brake pad changes.
The truck is small a good on gas - but
it is still powerful enough to pull a
boat or ski doo. What more could you
Mazda revises the styling of Ford's Ranger, slaps its name on the tailgate and has a new compact pickup to sell. Base, SE and LE trim levels are offered in two- or four-wheel drive and two body styles.