Mazda B2500 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2000 Mazda B2500 DX 2.5 turbo diesel

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Magna

Summary:

Excellent family vehicle

Faults:

Premature wear of front disc pads.

General Comments:

Excellent family vehicle for both around town and soft-medium off-roading.

The suspension travel isn't sufficient for the harder trails, but for beach work it is great.

Responsive economical engine, but the fifth gear is too low - over 3200 RPM at 100km is ridiculous for a diesel.

Longer ute tray then Hilux or Navara.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2005

1998 Mazda B2500 2.5 diesel

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carMazda B2200

Summary:

Good Ute and a lot better than the previous models

Faults:

Replaced glow plugs

Nothing else went wrong with the car.

General Comments:

This is the second Mazda Ute I have owened and both have been excellent vehicles.

This has AC and PS.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2004

13th Oct 2004, 16:55

Brief, but to the point.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews