Bought truck new in 1992.Truck is now 23 years old and looks and runs as new.Have added a tilt wheel and cruise control and put in RX7 leather seats for more comfort. Am preparing to give it to my 17 year old grandson with instructions on how to maintain it so he can give it to his grandson.147000 on the clock with only routine maintenance. If u can find one by it and treasure it as they are unbelievable trucks.Addendum : Drivers side mirror apparently rusted out and fell off-boo-hoo.Mazda had ONE replacement left in their parts warehouse so I got it and replaced the mirror. Truck is still doing fine.ben . Update 11-30-16. Tuned the rascal up today and it is in fine fettle.Bought grandson a Volvo 850 GLT as it has 4 airbags and the Maz has o. Still have truck.At age 77 keeping it up is becoming a real chore, so me need to find a better home for it.Stay tuned and buy one if u can find one.Wish Maz would resume making them.BJUpdate 6-02-17. Still have the rascal.It mostly sits and the battery runs down. Still looks great and runs great after I jump it off.Wish somebody who loves these old trucks would buy it and keep it up.AT 78 hard for me to fiddle with it as I once did.Ben
When I bought this truck in 1992, it had 6,000 miles on it. I told my wife I'd still be driving it in 2000 and she laughed at me. Now it's almost 2006 and it has 133,000 miles. I had the transmission (automatic) rebuilt at 124,000, and a tie-rod. That's it. Otherwise, I just drive it and have the oil changed. I've been saying since 2000 that I'll buy a new truck when it stops running. It's still going. The driver's seat has ripped on the corner where you get in but the rest of the interior is still perfect.
It's just so simple. It has everything you need to have but none of the frills. I wish you could still buy a new truck like it.
Outstanding truck. It tows a lot more
than the specs say(up 4000lbs) without
any difficulty. Currently at 183000
miles and haven't had to do anything
major or unusual with regards to
maintenance. Very easy to work on most
things. Mileage has been a steady 22mpg
unless towing high volume or high weight
loads(detailed mileage records kept).
Good solid well built truck. The only
complaint is its traction, which is so
bad, I've gotten stuck in things I
didn't know a vehicle could get stuck.
I even got stuck on a grassy hill that
was dry and hard packed. This is an
reliability and longgevity. I expect it
to clear 200,000 miles without any trouble.
add 200lbs or more to the rear axle and
larger fuel compacity.
Since my acquirement, I have
thouroughly enjoyed this perfect little
truck, including all of its charm.
Starting everytime with assurance - to
myself. And because of this, I give
Mazda my hat. Once the agreement with
ford has deminished. Mazda should
revive the respect of the past.
Tight steering for a light pick-up.
Well appointed features
Some what comfortable seats
torque, 2.2 litre engine
I wish ford had less of an "effect", on
Mazda products. The old 'B-Series' pick-
ups, had much more charm, and a
specific Mazda charm, which is
difficult to replace.
I've owned my Mazda B2200 for 2 years and it has been one of the most reliable and trouble-free vehicles I have ever owned. I drove it to and from work every day and a few trips across the state. Extremely dependable transportation!
My favorite feature is the lack of features! There's not much to go wrong with this basic truck. My other favorite feature is the small size of the vehicle, yet with exceptional leg and head room. Easy to manuver and park.
I wish mine had cruise control, and better seat comfort. Not good for long-distance travel due to the lack of seat padding.