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Worst Performance ever for truck
By William Bartusek on
Vehicle2001 Mazda B-Series 2dr Cab Plus B3000 DS 2WD SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
ReviewOften cannot go more than 35-45 mph
city, 55 mph highway driving. Against
15-20 mph wind on interstate, max speed
is 65-72 mph. Dynomometer test shows
27% power/torque (109.7 hp, 135 ft-lb
torque--35% greater drive train
inefficiency than competive trucks.
Fuel consumption is 12-17 mpg,
averaging 14-15 in winter and 15-16 in
summer. Mazda notified me that fuel
consumption sticker values were
determined by mathematical algoritms
and had no empirical evidence to
support the fuel consumption claims.
Mazda claims that the vehicle "performs
according to specifications", which is
the only answer that I ever get from
Best FeaturesTie-downs in bed are hard to reach with a bed cover. Sway is excessive over bumps. Interior and other component features are pretty typical of other manufacturers' equivalent trucks.
Worst FeaturesFord/Mazda Automatic Over-drive transmission is the most inefficient on the market. The drive-train computer does not appear to have effective algoriths based upon the dynomometer test or the engine is just simply under- powered for this vehicle with such an inefficient drive train.
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