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 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 Luis E. Guzman Jr. on Jul 17, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda B-Series Truck 2dr Cab Plus B3000 Dual Sport Rwd SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
The exterior design of the Mada B3000
truck is awesome. The interior of the
truck resembles that of a Ford Ranger
which is something that is not
appreciated. I consider Mazda to be an
outstanding motomobile company that
needs not to "copy" the interior design
of competetive automobile industries.
For what is worth, My Mazda extended
cab B3000 series trucks is something
that I am currently happy with.
Although I would not mind changing the
interior of it. This is my second
by jrecords on Jul 6, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda B-Series Truck 2dr Cab Plus B3000 Dual Sport Rwd SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
in the time ive owned my truck i have
never had a problem,also i have not
seen any used in the area but i see
them on the road all the time a friend
of mine said that he keeped his because
it has never let him down and still
keeps on runing their is something to
be said about a truck that is still
around long after people trade in their
trucks because they are unhappy.
i highly dissagree with edmunds review
of the mazda trucks cons
by Ed Meyers on Jan 24, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda B-Series Truck 2dr Cab Plus B3000 Dual Sport Rwd SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
I have a 2003 B2000 model which
currently only has 900 miles, so it's
early to rate some things. I dislike,
however, the seat belt retractor, which
almost always gets tangled up and I
have to undo it. Power seems good and
it's easy to handle. I previously owned
a Ford Ranger for 10 years and loved
it, but had similiar problems with seat
belt. My mpg was much better on the
Ranger, although it was a 5-speed 4
cylinder, which my new truck is an
automatic 6 cylinder.
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