Unless the Mazda name holds a special place in your heart, there's no reason to consider this ancient compact pickup when there are several equally capable and infinitely more modern competitors available for the same price.
by Serena on Nov 11, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda B-Series Truck 2dr Cab Plus B3000 Dual Sport Rwd SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
This truck ran great the first year and a half I had it. Then it started idling very rough. Then the engine light came on. It took a while for the mechanic to figure out what the problem was because of how few miles were on it. I ended up having to replace the entire top end, (heads, valves, ect...) at 78000 miles. I did not overheat it or abuse it. Also, I found out that is is just a re-badged Ranger. Many parts that I have replaced are not for a Mazda B3000 but for a Ford Ranger. I reliably get 18 mpg out of it. The doors rattle and the rear end tends to hop alittle unloaded on rough dirt roads.
by Bill on Apr 21, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda B-Series Truck 2dr Cab Plus B2300 SE Rwd SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
This is a great little truck. I bought it used with 60K miles and it still feels very tight with no squeaks or rattles. The 5 speed and clutch are smooth with good spacing between the gears. ABS brakes are excellent. The 4 cylinder is more than adequate for normal driving and gets decent mileage. While far from plush, the interior is very livable. Seating is firm with good support and is comfortable on long trips. Controls, A/C and ventilation are excellent and there's plenty of leg room for six footers. A practical truck that's also lots of fun to drive.
by don d on Aug 31, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda B-Series Truck 2dr Cab Plus B3000 Dual Sport Rwd SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
This is the 2nd Mazda truck I have
owned and I am pleased with the overall
quality, better warranty than the
Ranger and Mazda dealers put Ford to
shame in service. Fuel economy could be
better and the 5 speed auto is alittle
slow to respond but overall quality is
awesome. Mazda only problem seems to be
keeping dealers in stock on trucks.
by sego1 on Aug 30, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda B-Series Truck 2dr Cab Plus B4000 SE 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
Mine is a Model 4000 V-6; Bought this
little Truck in Feb. 2003, wanted a
Ford Ranger Edge but they didn't have
the 2 rear drs. w/the 4.0 litre V-
6.However the looks are great!
Some minor complaints are: 1. I
avg. only 18.5 mpg., 2. There is no
map light. 3. The seat fabric stains
too easy. 4. The door ajar light came
on when I turned left, or curved left.
5. I had to turn the front brake
Good items are: 1.Power Galor! 2.
Fun to drive 3.My Golf Clubs fit
perfectly in the rear of cab. 4.and
Boy does it carry a load!
by jmr on Aug 7, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda B-Series Truck 2dr Cab Plus B4000 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
This is a good compact truck that is
relatively cheap. It does everything
most people will need except for large
towing. A great entry level truck. The
gas mileage is very poor. 5 speed
automatic transmission seems to have
problems slipping. overall a good
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