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1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup Extended Cab

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Nice Truck
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By Sushi
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1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup Extended Cab B4000 SE 2dr Extended Cab SB


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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 driven.


Favorite Features

Hideaway rear seat, Smooth Manual tranny.


Suggested Improvements

Needs larger stock Wheels, less cheap plastic.


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b 2300 ,good little truck
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By nate
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1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup Extended Cab B2300 SE 2dr Extended Cab SB


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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.


Favorite Features

The look of the truck, and the roomy interior.


Suggested Improvements

I would like to see a tilt sterring wheel.


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An efficient, good quality compact truck
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By Blk/Mazda Truck Guy
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1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup Extended Cab B4000 SE 2dr Extended Cab SB


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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.


Favorite Features

The V6 engine has been problem free, as has the whole truck.


Suggested Improvements

Maybe a smoother operating floor shifter...other than that, can't think of much.


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Not fancy, but functional
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By Tom B.
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1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup Extended Cab B2300 SE 2dr Extended Cab SB


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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.


Favorite Features

Low-maintenance, most mechanical parts are identical to its twin, the Ford Ranger, so parts are fairly cheap and easy to find.


Suggested Improvements

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.


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My Truck
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By PeaSoup
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1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup Extended Cab B4000 SE 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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Good truck all around (95% Ford Ranger), Too many plastic parts that do break and are not cheap.


Favorite Features

it is comfy and fun to drive


Suggested Improvements

cheaper parts, more after market parts, would do better to style it away from ranger.


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