2003 Mazda B2300 Reviews from North America

2003 Mazda B2300

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

Great truck for very little money so far

Faults:

This is an update to my review at 60,000 miles. I've now got 80,000 miles on the truck. No problems in the last 20k - except for a speedo light that went out. Runs like new - averages about 30mpg city/freeway.

Looks like new - excellent paint. Looks like the original tires will make it to 100k.

General Comments:

Other than the problems I had at 60k, the truck has been completely trouble free and relatively cheap to own/operate.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th March, 2010

2003 Mazda B2300 2.3

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carFord F250

Summary:

Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, the best all around truck on the market

Faults:

The clutch slave unit went out at 43,000 miles.

General Comments:

The interior is much too cramped on trips of any distance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2008

2003 Mazda B2300 4 cylinder

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

It was perfect up to 60k

Faults:

This is my second follow up. at 60k the truck developed a shake at highway speeds. turns out I needed new wheel bearings and shocks. since my prior vehicle (a four runner with 253k) never needed either I was more than a bit disappointed.

Other than these 2 problems it's been fine. I still average 30-34 mpg city/highway driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th September, 2007

21st Sep 2007, 16:20

Mazda recommends the wheel bearings to be checked every 30,000 miles. The shocks should be checked at 50,000 miles. The replacement of these items is normal wear and tear. Follow the owners manual that came with your vehicle and this vehicle will last a long time.

18th Apr 2009, 22:34

While Mazda may recommend replacement of these items by 60k, my Toyota 4runner went 260k without needing either replaced.

2003 Mazda B2300

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

Top quality at a low price

Faults:

Nothing!

General Comments:

This is a follow up to my 40k review. I just passed 50k and still no problems at all.

I cured the pinging problem by installing a k & n air filter. I can now get 32/34 mpg highway on regular fuel.

Overall this continues to be an excellent truck. it looks brand new- high quality paint.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2006

28th Sep 2006, 21:32

Hey, what is this k&n filter, I should get one of those, what exactly does it do, does it like give you better fuel economy.

5th May 2009, 01:18

Actually a K&N filter will give you worse fuel economy. If you allow more air to get into the engine, the computer will adjust the air fuel ratio to stay within a consistent parameter, and if you add air, you will add fuel as well.

Unless the air intake is SOOO restricted that the engine has to really struggle to make any power, and thereby using up more fuel in the laborious effort, you will not notice any fuel economy increase.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 4 reviews