1987 Mazda B2200 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1987 Mazda B2200 SE-5 2.2L from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
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 acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Reliable truck with a small engine that can do big things

Faults:

The radiator went bad and had to be replaced.

Replaced 2 belts.

The key ignition switch went bad and had to be replaced.

The ignition coil and module had to be replaced.

Thermostat had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Other than the repair work that has been done to the truck, this Mazda is pretty reliable. It only stopped on me one time and that was because of a bad coil and module.

I upgraded the exhaust system and made it a cat-back; now it has a deep mellow tone that I enjoy and it increased the horsepower. I also added a K&N filter to increase horsepower. Instead of the transmission downshifting in hills, it uses the added horsepower and keeps on pushing. I wish it had more low end torque and a better differential...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2001

1987 Mazda B2200 SE-5 2.2L from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired185345 miles
Most recent distance197454 miles

Summary:

A reliable truck that looks good and drives good

Faults:

Paint on the hood and roof has started to fade.

General Comments:

Although the engine is small, it still can move the truck efficiently.

It gets many miles to the gallon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2001

15th Feb 2003, 18:00

You have matched the same response's I would have given in this survey.

Mazda should get a copy of this feedback.

Good driving.

1987 Mazda B2200 SE-5 2.2L from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.2L Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.4 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 miles
Most recent distance152963 miles
Previous carDodge Ramcharger

Summary:

A powerless piece of pure Japanese junk!

Faults:

EVERYTHING!

Maintenance is meticulously kept up even with this many miles, however I don't know how the previous owner kept up with it. Only use Mazda replacement parts and Valvoline 20W50 MAX LIFE OIL.

New radiator.

New clutch.

New speedometer cable.

New timing belt.

New water pump.

New oxygen sensor.

New gaskets everywhere.

Had to replace a $400 carburator TWICE, now possibly a THIRD time!

Eats up tires.

Had to replace the distributor TWICE.

Had to replace the altitude sensor.

This is the worst car or truck we have ever owned! You can not keep the thing on the street for more than a month without something going wrong.

The carburator is so sensitive it can not stay tuned.

It leaks oil so bad. It burns 20W50 worse than any car I've ever seen, yet it does not smoke much.

It has so little power and torque, factory 85 HP isn't enough to get up the hill!

Every part on the truck is expensive, and always is hard to find. You always have to worry about if it is going to throw a rod, because you know it uses so much oil.

I WOULD NEVER BUY ANOTHER ONE OF THESE! Although since the Mazda B-Series are virtually Ford Rangers, which I've had much luck with, I may consider buying one.

General Comments:

Worst truck we have ever owned. It could be nice and fairly easy to restore, but what's the use, it's a bare bones truck with no power steering, no cassette player and little power and towing ability. I hope we get as many miles out of it as the ones on the other reviews.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th November, 2000

16th Dec 2000, 17:11

I have owned a Mazda B2200 pickup for the last 10 years, with absolutely NO problems whatsoever!! Completely dependable and reliable, without fail. My only regret is that this wonderful workhorse is no longer being manufactured! I refuse to part with this truck for the sake of Ford's version of the "new" Mazda pickup.

George

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 8 reviews