1999 Mazda B-Series Pickup B2500 SE 2dr Regular Cab SB
A few minor items were fixed by local dealer during warranty period. My only repair expense - air control for engine intake $52 part that I replaced myself nearly 2 years ago. Tires were replaced by Firestone/Bridgestone under warranty @ 18,000 miles no charge, I'm still on those tires. Original battery is still good. Please tell me of a more reliable, low operation cost pickup truck.
Average 27.8 to 30.3 mpg. That's great! 800 pounds in bed, no problem. Comfortable interior. Good sound system. I like the storage areas behind the seats & the glove box plus console storage areas. Full size spare. A/C & heater work great.
A SVO supercharged 5.4 V-8 with AWD would be a good option. I'm thinking about buying a salvage Mountaineer for the running gear & powering with a 5.8 V-8. All of this would just bolt in. Wonder if it would hurt the fuel mileage. The B-2500 chrome badges will remain.