by clark, md on Mar 23, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Mazda Truck 2dr Regular Cab B2300 2WD SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Styling on the b2300 are nice. I bought
this truck because of it's automatic
transmission. What a mistake, it has a
clunk when it shifts gears. In one 140
mile trip, it did this 165 times. The
dealer tells me this is normal, madza
refused to do anything. Also it is the
ROUGHEST riding truck I have ever been
in. Hitting a rough section of highway
is an adventure. I have 250 lbs of
weight in the back and run 25 lbs of
air in the tires to try to help this.
This will be my last madza (ford)
purchase. Anybody who considers buying
one is a poor misguided soul.
The B-Series name gets dropped this year for the far more creative moniker "Truck." To celebrate, Mazda trims the lineup to just six models, all of which include a standard sliding rear window and none of which include SE or SX stickers on the beds because those trims have been killed. New packages include the SE-5 package for B2300s and an Off Road Package for B4000 four-bys. The Convenience package includes a bed liner this year. Color changes round out the updates for 2002.