Mazda's Truck is aging rapidly and a replacement doesn't seem to be appearing on the horizon. Though fundamentally sound today, redesigned competitors due within a year threaten to put this model on the back shelf.
by SunburstRed B2300 Tr on Sep 19, 2006 Vehicle: 2003 Mazda Truck 2dr Cab Plus B2300 SE Rwd SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this truck new in AZ, no trouble with a/c, cold even at +117 degrees! It's a stick: could use more zip doing mountains, fine if you don't get stuck behind a slow truck and have to accelerate from 30 mph on 6000ft grade. Moved to Indiana, heater warms quickly, far less traction problems than full size van I drove. Not one mechanical problem, piled it high for move, over 2500 miles, very stable in winds, rain; good fuel economy with the extreme gas prices. Very nice turning ratio, good visibility overall.
by Mazda03 on Nov 2, 2004 Vehicle: 2003 Mazda Truck 2dr Cab Plus B2300 SE Rwd SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
This is the second Mazda pickup that I
bought. It will be the last! A good
friend of mine sells these trucks. If
not for the good deal, I'd be worse off.
These trucks DO NOT HOLD THEIR VALUE.
Stay away. You won't even be able to
trade them in. Not great on gas and has
poor performance. Also, it is the worst
vehicle that I've ever driven on wet or
snowy roads. I never thought I'd say
it, but if you want a small truck, buy a
Ford or Chevy. They actually hold their
value better. I paid $16,000.00 for a
2003 and was offered $5,000.00 on a
trade from the dealer that I bought it
from. And, my truck is clean. Never again!
Two new extended cab models debut: a B2300 SE and a B3000 SE, and they include cosmetic changes like chrome bumpers and grille and alloy wheels. However, you can no longer order a four-wheel-drive B3000 Truck; 4WD is available on B4000 models only. Otherwise, only minor changes have been made to the rapidly aging Truck, such as the addition of A-pillar grab handles for the interior, thicker brake rotors for 4WD models, and the fact that the Power Package is no longer free when ordered with the Convenience Package.