1986 Mazda B2000 Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired158000 miles
Most recent distance159000 miles
Previous carNissan Hardbody Pickup

Summary:

A tough, cheap-to-run, zippy little bulldog

Faults:

A/C wasn't cold. Charged it and switched it over to new freon and it blows ice cold.

General Comments:

I just bought this little truck. It was a bit abused by its first owner. I found a receipt under the seat where it had a new engine and clutch installed at 116K miles to the tune of over $3500. Now it runs like a new truck and I feel I got a more than fair deal on it since I bought it from a used car lot. They were clueless it had a new engine or I am quite sure they would have asked double the price. I LOVE this tough little bulldog truck. It runs great, shifts great, and the black paint is still OK. It needs a seat cover and 2 good speakers, but that's about it. My gas mileage is an incredible 30mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2003

1986 Mazda B2000 Standard from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Standard Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance195000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Lasts forever, great investment

Faults:

Previous owner didn't belive in oil changes, had to replace the whol engine.

Seat has a tear in it.

New starter at 150000 Miles.

New Alternator at 150000 Miles.

New Muffler at 150000 Miles.

New Tires at 150000 Miles.

Replaced Windshield at 150000 Miles.

Replaced Brakes at 175000 Miles.

Engine consumes about 1 quart of oil every 3000 Miles.

General Comments:

I love my truck, very easy to work on and I have found that I can do most of the maintenance myself.

Great for hauling around town and on the highway.

A little uncomfortable on the long trips.

Good torque, but has slow acceleration.

Great handling.

Good gas mileage.

I have had the same tires on it for the last 5 years and still has good treading.

Good looking truck!

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

Review Date: 8th December, 2002

1986 Mazda B2000 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance335000 miles
Previous carPontiac GTO

Summary:

Reliable and extremely inexpensive

Faults:

Seat was wearing out and had a split near the top.

Parking brake light came on around 200k miles and never went off again.

Timing belt blew apart at 180k miles, taking part of the cover with it, but otherwise no damage. Never replaced cover.

Replaced valve cover gasket three times.

Replaced slave cylinder once.

Replaced muffler once.

Replaced clutch once.

Started consuming 1-qt oil per four or five fuel ups after about 200k miles or so.

By 300k miles, replaced every heater/coolant hose once.

Replaced starter motor at 325k miles.

Reconditioned the a/c at 250k miles.

General Comments:

Utterly reliable. Most reliable vehicle that I will probably ever own. It was essentially maintenance free, and never stranded me anywhere. I listed a lot of things above, but remember those happened over the course of more than 330,000 miles.

Under normal driving, it had a little pep, but not much real power. It pulled great while trailering or hauling a load.

It was super easy on tires. For instance, the original tires weren't replaced until 90k miles, although they still had acceptable tread. The truck only saw four sets of tires while I owned it!

Economy was good early on (30 mpg), but by the time I sold it, it was down to about 24 mpg.

Pretty much all I did was put Pennzoil HD-30 in it. When it started consuming oil excessively, I never changed the oil again. I just kept adding that fresh quart, and periodically changed the filter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2002

1986 Mazda B2000 SE 2.0 4 cylinder. gas from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 4 cylinder. gas Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance134000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A bit small, but very reliable.

Faults:

Master cylinder replaced 2002.

Brakes replaced 1996--still good as of 08/2002.

New battery in 1999.

Rear-end completely gone as of 08/21/02--repair price is $800.00.

Seat is worn out.

Push buttons on radio don't work.

Trip odometer stem is broken.

General Comments:

This has been a good truck. I have hauled a ton of sand in it with no problem. The cab is a bit small for tall folks. Until the rear-end problem, it was a very reliable truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2002

1986 Mazda B2000 LX 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Rabbit

Summary:

The most reliable vehicle you'll ever own

Faults:

Timing belt broke at 60,000 without damage to the engine.

Clutch first replaced at 90,000.

Master brake cylinder replaced at 130,000.

Head gasket blew at 110,000.

General Comments:

I bought this car for $6500 in 88. The best deal I ever made. For 14 years this car has taken better care of me than my wife. It has never let me down!!! It runs and runs and runs even when totally ignored. I still get over 20 mpg in the city. It's a little underpowered, but still as much fun to drive as a jeep if you know what to do. I make $140,000 per year, but would hang on to this baby if I could (my wife needs the money). However, someone just totaled it in a rear end collision. I'll never get what it's truly worth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2002

22nd Sep 2004, 08:48

I know how you feel. I wouldn't trade my B-2000 in on anything! I love this truck. it has goten me where I need to go. It still purs like a I-4 should. It runs great.

Vector123456@yahoo.com.

Kyle.

1986 Mazda B2000 Ext. Cab 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance228000 kilometres
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Reliable transportation

Faults:

New gas tank in 2000.

New timing belt every 100,000 km.

Axle seal & bearing in 1994.

Original battery replaced in 1995.

Rotors in 1998.

Starter sol. in 1993.

Second set of tires.

Replaced the master cylinder in 1998.

U-joint in 1996.

General Comments:

The truck overall has been the best vehicle I have ever owned.

Gas mileage isn't great for a 4 cylinder.

The truck has hauled lots of stuff for me and mt family, and has never made me walk home.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2001

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 14 reviews