1989 Mazda B2200 2.2 cc from North America
Recommend this baby to anyone
-cabin rust - previously not undercoated
-replaced rusted front bumper at 250,000 km
-U joint on drive shaft rebuilt at 250,000 km
-replaced transmission with good used one from a wreckers yard at 370,000 km.
-nothing major other than regular maintenance parts
-engine has never been opened up.
This has been one of the most reliable vehicles that I have ever driven. I use and abuse it on long trips to the lake generally loaded with "stuff". It is my delivery vehicle every winter for cut firewood. It has been used to move appliances and office furniture.
Never a problem.
Cabin is comfortable although basic. Seats could be better for long trips, but they are more than satisfactory.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th September, 2004
I think that this is a great review. I, myself drive a 1989 Mazda B2200 pickup, and other than rust and oil burning, it has never quit. Mine is a 5-speed manual transmission with an in-line four-cylinder engine. It gives off just enough power to get up to speed quite fast, no matter what anyone else says. It has been driven into the ditch twice and still runs like the day I bought it. It recently started missing, but putting just four new spark plugs in it was a cheap and easy fix. I have to say that until it dies, I won't trade it for anything.