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Mazda B4000 LE Super Cab
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By Jeff Ross
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Vehicle

1996 Mazda B-Series Pickup Extended Cab B4000 LE 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Incredible capacity for such a samll truck. I carry 1500 lbs in the bed and it will still do 107 MPH. Good Handling. Great gas mileage of about 21 MPG. Very agile sterring, comfortable seating.I enjoy it more than my $45000 Ford Excursion that I traded in for it.


Favorite Features

The fuel economy with even a heavy load.


Suggested Improvements

Remove the governer that shuts engine off at 4500 RPM


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alot for the $$$
Performance
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Fuel Economy
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Exterior Design
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By blitz
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1996 Mazda B-Series Pickup Extended Cab B4000 LE 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

I bought this truck used about 2 yrs ago to tow my 17ft boat (2500 lbs). I had my doubts as to if it would have the power I needed. This truck has proven it's worth. Not only does it tow good but it actually drives better with the load. The truck is very tight and agressive to drive and the jump seats in the back are great for the kids. Knock on wood I have had no probs with it. The jump seats are definantly for kids only but they are fine for my 10 and 6 yr olds to make a trip to the lake. I do get a howling noise that nobody seems to be able to find. I'm not too concerned because I think it's a exhaust prob not drive train.


Favorite Features

Small truck that can handle heavy loads. Although it's a Ford Ranger in disguise, It looks different than all those Rangers on the road.


Suggested Improvements

Plastic cover that hides the seat controls gets kicked when getting in and out and mine finally broke off. And if you set anything on the seat (i.e. cellphone,wallet,...) with the armrest down, you can expect it to fall into the back. No complaints at all.


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B4000 LE
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By gg
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Vehicle

1996 Mazda B-Series Pickup Extended Cab B4000 LE 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

I bought this truck with 17,000 miles on it, and it now has 96,000. Other than normal maintenance, I haven't had to make ANY repairs to this truck. Very well built and very reliable. This is my 2nd Mazda B-Series truck - first one was a B2300, this one a B4000. Very impressed by both. My only 2 complaints- I would like to see better gas mileage (4.0L V6), and recently there is a slight transmission slip between 2nd and 3rd gear on the auto transmission.


Favorite Features

Looks, power, well-built


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