2006 Mazda B2300 Review from North America

2006 Mazda B2300 2.3 NS

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.3 NS Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles


Good for what it is



General Comments:

Bought this vehicle with a factory incentive in June of 2007 (it is a 2006); with a 5K discount, the vehicle was less than $12000.

Harsh ride, not too comfortable on long trips, but a great grocery getter or light duty truck for dump runs etc. I have the 5sp manual and get 31mpg gently driven.

No issues whatsoever, but factory Conti tires are the worst, and appear to be wearing like iron, so I am stuck with them until 60 or 70K.

Several under body members appear to be heavily rusted already, so I will be applying a corrosion inhibitor. Having already junked a vehicle due to chassis rust (F150), I was quite disappointed in this. I suspect Ford needs to address this, or perhaps it is planned obsolescence.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2010

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review