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 deepwater on Nov 15, 2004 Vehicle: 2003 Mazda Truck 2dr Regular Cab B2300 Rwd SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Very fit for purpose. I stole it for
$10,900. Use it for towing an aluminum
fishing boat and to haul gear on long
trips to my sailboat in Florida. 30 mpg
at 75 mph(!) and I never get less than
25 mpg around town :). I'm 6' 2" and
find it very comfortable and roomy. AC
will blow you away, even in New Orleans
heat. I was looking for a used beater to
limit miles on my Vette but couldn't
find a decent one for much less than the
B2300 new. Yeah, it's light on power
(anything is compared to my #1) but the
fuel efficiency is welcome with gas @ $2+.
by Rickem on Feb 17, 2004 Vehicle: 2003 Mazda Truck 2dr Regular Cab B2300 Rwd SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Bought this truck on New Years Day.
First new car and all I could get
approved for ($8900). Dealership
service was below average.
As for the truck, it is as bare bones
as you can get. I highly recommend you
pass up on this unless you are in bad
financial shape. The truck is too
small and underpowered for any serious
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.