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2001 Mazda B-Series Cab Plus

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Somewhat Costly To own
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By palmettophil
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2001 Mazda B-Series Cab Plus 2dr Cab Plus B3000 SE 2WD SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Had the car since it was new and now has 70000 miles on it. Had to replace the factory tires at 25000 miles and did not think much of it. I use this for light duty personal use with no off road or hauling. The original ball joints cracked at 40000 miles and were upgraded to better ones with grease fittings. The transmission was rebuilt at 69990 miles. The steering wheel cruise control was replaced due the disintegration of the original equipment (Common across ford and Mazda trucks).


Favorite Features

The vehicle has always run well with about 17 MPG local and 22 MPG Highway except for the review issues stated. It is a comfortable truck with a nice interior and sound system.


Suggested Improvements

The automatic electronic transmission is common across Mazda/Ranger and Ford Explorer vehicles. It has been efficient by I personally know many people who have had to rebuild the transmission prior to 70000 miles and I mean easy miles with no towing or off road use. They can definitely improve this with the Explorer since the Rangers and B series trucks are being phased out.


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dependable
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By DAVE
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2001 Mazda B-Series Cab Plus 2dr Cab Plus B3000 SE 2WD SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought this truck with 68k on the dash. Now the truck has 98,450 and still kicking hard like the day I bought it. Nothing has gone wrong with it; it has held up very well. expecting another 100k out of her.


Favorite Features

The stock audio system is amazing. Lot of cab room, mine is an extended cab. VERY durable engine. Lots of torque for its displacement. Long service intervals.


Suggested Improvements

Transmissions needs to be smoother. next better sensors. pinging issues.


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Great Truck
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By jas1229
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2001 Mazda B-Series Cab Plus 2dr Cab Plus B3000 SE 2WD SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I really like this truck I think its a great truck, It has a great V6 in it.


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Pretty truck, great price, average mpg.
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By Bryan Jones
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2001 Mazda B-Series Cab Plus 2dr Cab Plus B3000 SE 2WD SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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A good-looking, tough truck at a better price and warranty than a Ranger(same truck). 3.0 needs better mpgs. Engine has periodic rough idle and engine pings easily (many posts in forums regarding these so they are common and can be fixed). Rides stiff but handles very well. Good brakes. Check interior/exterior build quality and paint before buying VERY CAREFULLY- mine had trash and runs that needed to be fixed (never as good as factory paint). Chrome around windows causes wind noise for looks only (to be dif than Ranger).


Favorite Features

Auto-dimming rear view mirror with compass- love it! standard four wheel abs. Stiff suspension leans very little in the corners. Vulcan 3.0s have excellent rep for reliability. Like the semi-flareside exterior style.


Suggested Improvements

Refine the Vulcan 3.0 to be smoother and get better gas mileage. Bring back the SE ex-cab(not everybody wants a dual sport). I would like a bigger reg cab, so I can fit my 6ft 5 body in (the only reason I got an ex cab). Improve assembly of interior and paint.


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Pleasantly Surprises
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By Doug Atkins
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2001 Mazda B-Series Cab Plus 2dr Cab Plus B3000 SE 2WD SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I purchased this truck brand new last summer. Have not driven many of my other cars since then. I drive it everywhere. The ride is typical for a small compact truck but improves dramatically with a load. Also, the tonneau cover adds about 3 mpg to your gas mileage which is a really disappointing 17 mpg with the V6. No complaints other than that.


Favorite Features

It came with everything. Didn't need to add a thing like you do with every other truck.


Suggested Improvements

Make the extended cab about 1 foot bigger. The jump seats are virtually useless for anyone other than a small child. Also, they need to fold completely away.


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