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1998 Mazda B-Series Pickup

Mazda B-Series Pickup Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 4200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Mazda B-Series Pickup

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Better looks and a better warranty than identical twin, the Ford Ranger. Dual airbags with passenger cut-off switch.

  • Cons

    No 4-wheel ABS option except for B4000 models. No third door. Most powerful V-6 engine is rated for 160 horsepower; far lower than the competition.

  • What's New for 1998

    Fresh styling, a revised front suspension, a larger regular cab, a more powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a stiffer frame and a new 4WD system ensure that Mazda's compact truck will remain competitive through the end of the century.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Best pu i ever owned

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Vehicle: 1998 Mazda B-Series Pickup B4000 SE 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I have owned and driven this truck hard for 8 years. It has been a reliable, hard working tool and transportation for me. I can't remember how I got along before I bought this truck. I gave it regular oil changes (every 3000)and maintenance and it never had a major breakdown. Recently it did need an intake manifold seal, but that's about it. Not bad for 192K miles. And it has great styling. Real sharp looking. Not bad on gas for a PU and a useful space behind the front seats, but almost useless for passangers over 10 years old. Great truck, great value.




Great truck

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Vehicle: 1998 Mazda B-Series Pickup B4000 SE 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I have had my 98 mazda B4000 4x4 for about two years now and it has never let me down. The truck has just turned 140000 and have only needed to replace brakes. I off road all the time and the truck has only got stuck once. It is all stock other than a set of 31/10.5/15 mud tires. This truck handles great off road and the 4.0 has more than enough power to climb hills and get me through thick mud. Very happy with the truck's performance and would definitely recommend this truck to anyone.




My 1998 mazda b4000

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Vehicle: 1998 Mazda B-Series Pickup B4000 SE 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

My husband bought this truck for me for my birthday in August of 1998. We have driven it for over 125,000 miles with very few problems - a broken heater and cruise control are the only things that we have had go wrong. We once took it Christmas tree hunting - all the other vehicles got stuck in the snow, but not my little Mazda! I love this truck and hate to part with it, but I need more room. :(




Mazda

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Vehicle: 1998 Mazda B-Series Pickup B4000 SE 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

This truck has been extremely reliable. It is very clean and has low mileage. It looks like new with barely a mark on it. Only 65,000 miles. Has all the bells and whistles!




Solid small truck

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Vehicle: 1998 Mazda B-Series Pickup B4000 SE 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Its just a solid small truck.




B4000 clutch problems

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Vehicle: 1998 Mazda B-Series Pickup B4000 SE 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Overall vehicle I would rate as good. I have had alot of clutch problems. Warrantee covered changes at 12,500 and 32,000 miles but refused to extend and cover at 48,000 miles. Am I the only one that has had clutch problems with the '98 B4000 ? I do know the sister vehicle, the Ford Ranger did have some clutch problems.



Full 1998 Mazda B-Series Pickup Review

What's New for 1998

Fresh styling, a revised front suspension, a larger regular cab, a more powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a stiffer frame and a new 4WD system ensure that Mazda's compact truck will remain competitive through the end of the century.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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