This truck has exceeded all of my expectations for a small truck. We've hauled heavy loads over mountain passes, frequently taken it off-road and even commuted in it for a few months. It's comfortable and reliable. I was a Ford girl, test driving Rangers, when I found this truck for a better price. I have no regrets.
Roomy cab. Nice security extras (I can turn on the dome light from across the parking lot at night). VERY reliable.
I didn't like paying an arm and a leg to replace the microchip key (original owner had lost the spare) ... and it doesn't have an ashtray.
Bought this '99 B4000SE 4WD in July
2001, very happy w/ vehicle. Std
trans. w/ 4.0L 6-cyl is definitely
truck-like - plenty of torque for
hauling, but not zippy on the highway
unless you really push up the rpms. If
you accept that it's a truck and not a
sportscar, it's a pleasure to drive,
wonderful for hauling/towing, reliable,
and handsome to boot. Ex. cab is not
for adults, but just fine for my little
boy. Body holding up well in Northeast
snow/salt. Roomier-feeling cab than
Toyota. Quiet for a truck, able to
enjoy sound system. Overall, love it!
Identical to Ford Ranger but less
Suggest getting rid of Firestone tires
(orig equip) and putting on a good pair
of all-terrain tires - what an
improvement in handling (esp. snow)!
Replaced air filter w/ hi-performance,
bed liner and edge guards, receiver
hitch recommended if you do any hauling.
I have put 60,000 miles on my 2000 Mazda B4000, and I have loved every tenth. I've driven this truck cross country, and I don't have a bad word to say about how this truck was built, or its power, handling, etc. I have owned 6 new vehicles, and I have kept this truck longer than all of them, including a '99 Mustang GT, and a '00 ZX2 S/R! So take it from me; Mazda's the way to go if you want a reliable, dependable compact truck!
Barely any "blind spots", Everything's easily accesible, Lots of towing power
The back seats are difficult for adult riders, a full bench seat in the back would make this truck perfect.