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 fv on Jul 10, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Mazda Truck 4dr Cab Plus 4 B4000 Dual Sport Rwd SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
This has been a terrific truck. I used it for work for about 5 years and it hasn't been babied. It stays outside year round in the hot Florida sun beachside. Other than 2 sets of tires, a battery, regular oil changes and a set of spark plugs, have not had to do another thing to it and it has run like a top since day one. The paint is fading and it is about due for some body work and bigger maintenance, but I am prepared to put a few thousand into it to keep it around another 5 years. I love this truck THAT much.
by tomloudy on Aug 27, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Mazda Truck 4dr Cab Plus 4 B4000 Dual Sport Rwd SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
Very nice vehicle to drive. Great
exterior look. Roomy interior even for
large individuals(extended cab). Four
door entry makes life easier getting
briefcase or bag from behind front seat.
Mazda options really upgrade look.
Seats are not cushy but OK. Interior
design is nice. Everything nicely
accessable. Gas mileage is not great
for midsize truck, but power makes up
for it on B4000. Upgrade options are
worth it. Makes me smile every time I
get behind the wheel! Even after I paid
for it. More truck for the buck than
Ford Ranger. Longer warranty than Ford.
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.