This has been a very reliable vehicle
which I brought as an alternate vehicle
for the winter to access my steep
driveway in the winter. I once had a
vistor who had a Nissan four wheel
drive pickup that was comparable....and
she got stuck....I was able to drive my
mazda past her truck and then tow her
to the top of my drive in 8 inches of
snow on top of ice....
the power and ability to pull out of
any weather/muddy condition..
I bought this vehicle with only 10
miles on it and I am approaching 98000
so I know the full history of this
First of all, I have had numerous
electrical problems (i.e. wipers come
on whenever, brake light stays on,
engine light stays on) due to the
heater overheating the wiring.
The power of this make/model is also
less that desirable. It drives fine as
long as you are on flat roads or going
down hill. Up hill is a different
I would not recommend this automobile
The color and the sliding back window.
Ford/Mazda should go back to the
drawing board and rebuild their small
trucks. Take a look at Toyota maybe.
I've had this truck for 3 years. It had
belonged to my son who needed a larger
vehicle. He put 97,000 miles on it in 4
years. I've put 10,000 on it in 3
years. The only thing I dislike about
it is the loss of power when I when the
AC is engaged and the constant thump
you get when the AC clutch engages. In
my opinion, this is its only fault. It
has been and continues to be an
A really smooth 5 speed transmission.
Compared with my 1988 Ranger, this
Do something about the AC power robbing
and the loss of power that happens when
the air conditioner clutch engages.