Mazda B2200 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1991 Mazda B2200 Xtracab 2.2 Carby

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.2 Carby Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired275000 kilometres
Most recent distance505000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

One hell of a gem

Faults:

Well I have had nothing go wrong with this ute.

Only little stuff, wear and tear. Had to replace brake pads, tail gate latch and a few bulbs. Had to clean out the washer bottle motor, just regular service issues; even tyres last 3 years on this ute.

General Comments:

Love it, love it.

Will never sell it.

This ute is unbelievably reliable, and cheap to run on gas.

The cabin is very straightforward and simple, which I love, not like a car, very truck style.

Has power steering, which makes for easy handling for an old ute.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2011

1995 Mazda B2200 2.2 diesel

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carMazda B2200

Summary:

Cheap, reliable work horse

Faults:

Nothing went wrong with this car, apart from the paint fading a little.

Serviced the car myself every 5000km.

General Comments:

Has no power steering which is a pain.

Good practical ute.

Pretty slow (under powered)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2004

1981 Mazda B2200 diesel

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance84000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corona

Summary:

Not a show-pony, but a workhorse

Faults:

Seats have worn. I replaced all rubber bushes, and front shockers which improved handling immensely. If car wanders, check rear spring bushes. Both window winders broke. Check for rust in tray. Also, I added one leaf spring, and had the others recurved. I do not know how far car has gone since speedometer only has five digits. Use a good large battery for a diesel.

General Comments:

This practical utility will be last off at the lights. Has started first time every time in four years. Has never missed a beat. Good for towing - heaps of low torque. Can carry heavy loads and handle fine. Can sit on 105Km for ever, but not much faster. Has 5th gear. High clearance for paddocks. Paint has retained shine. Has good heater. Long square tray - over a crowbar long. Good for handyman, farmer, tradesman.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2003

28th Jun 2003, 19:42

You say you can do 105 km/h tops? I had a Mazda E2200 diesel that could sit on 120 km/h any day!

These are great vans, the only thing that lets them down is their slow acceleration, and the fact that diesel is now expensive...

CathyMurphy69@optusnet.com.au.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 3 reviews