The B2300 is not the biggest, baddest truck out there. But for light hauling, home renovations, or city deliveries it is easy to maneuver and easy to park. Gas mileage is okay. Unfortunately, my wife is so fond of driving it to the garden store and the big-box outlet mall, I never see my truck anymore.
Low-maintenance, most mechanical parts are identical to its twin, the Ford Ranger, so parts are fairly cheap and easy to find.
The 2.4 liter engine can be a bit sluggish - not a towing vehicle by any means, but fine if you're just hauling stuff in the bed. Body parts are more expensive than its Ford Ranger cousin.
This truck has been great so far. I love the gas mileage and nice looks. The inside is much roomier than would be expected. The truck lacks a little power, but that's to be expected. If you're looking for power you shouldn't have gone with a four cylinder in the first place.
Truck is good. It has tons of low end
grunt, but the top end suffers unless
you go aftermarket parts. There have
been a lot more appearing lately. You
can go to rangerpowersports.com if you
want more power and info about
features. I do think the interior
plastic is cheap though, but everything
else is durable and utilitarian. It is
the best handling truck I have ever
This is my second Mazda extended cab
truck. It does exactly what it was
designed to do. It's very low-
maintenance...the build quality is
excellent for the money. Routine,
periodic maintenance is all it
requires. For these reasons alone, I
would consider buying another one.
The V6 engine has been problem free, as
has the whole truck.
Maybe a smoother operating floor
shifter...other than that, can't think
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