1990 Mazda B2200 Base 2.2 gasoline from North America


Fantastic little truck


Replaced dreadful Hitachi carburetor with a Weber 32/36.

Replaced wheel bearings.

Replaced brake pads.

Fixed exhaust leak.

New thermostat & radiator cap.

Flushed cooling system.

AC needs to be recharged.

General Comments:

Absolutely fantastic little truck. I paid a measly $700 dollars for it, though it was in a sorry state. Replaced the stock Hitachi carburetor with a Weber, put on a Pacesetter header and removed all of the miles of vacuum lines for the emissions controls. It runs fantastic now, even though it's nearing 200k on the odometer. Still passes emissions if I play with the carburetor to lean it out a bit. These trucks are a fantastic buy, and can be had quite cheaply because they don't have the legacy the Hilux does. This truck has been dead reliable, needing only normal maintenance and small repairs.

Mine is an extended cab, and though it's much too small to fit 4 adults, the added space is nice for tools or groceries. The bed is plenty big and I've hauled massive loads of building supplies. I only wish the bed had stake pockets.

The factory bucket seats were terrible, so I replaced them with junkyard units out of a Dodge Neon. Worth every penny.

Gas mileage is acceptable, I average about 23 miles per gallon, though I have a lead foot. I suppose it would be closer to 25 if I eased up a little.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2015

1990 Mazda B2200 from North America


This particular truck is the best $12,000 I've spent


Brake booster,

General Comments:

This truck has been through 4 home renovations, hauling garbage and junk, and allen block pavers, and gravel. lacks a little in the power department, but she always gets me home. I dread the day when she finally calls it quits, but til then, I'll treat her like any other truck. her purpose is to carry things. not be outfitted with boom stereos, or lowering kits.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2008

1990 Mazda B2200 2.2 gas from North America


Bring back the b2200


The car had been sitting for some time before I got it so some major work was needed.

New pads, radiator, water in frame...

The rear-wheel anti-lock break system was and is disconnected.

At around 154KM clutch master cylinder went and was replaced.

Steering alignment done at 160k. as well, left front bearing joints and ball joints needed replacement.

Drivers seat is showing wear and need a cover.

General Comments:

This is a tough little truck, I have taken it on roads where this little 2 wheel drive truck should have never gone. the problems I have had are a product of the abuse I put this great truck through. The power steering is a dream compared to the 88 b2200 I have driven with none. one cannot go wrong with the mighty b2200. One can only hope that Mazda brings back its trucks to north America!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2005

1990 Mazda B2200 SE5 2.2 from North America


Do not buy this piece of junk


Engine leaked oil.

Speedometer made noise.

Exhaust system rattled.

Cylinder head cracked.

General Comments:

The truck was pretty slow, but the engine was quiet and ran smoothly so I bought it thinking it would last a long time. After the cylinder head cracked leaking water into number one cylinder and into the crankcase I found out that this is a common problem with this engine. So I sold the truck for $300 after paying $2000 for it 5 months earlier.

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

Review Date: 21st July, 2003

31st Dec 2003, 22:00

My 1991 Mazda B2200 (100,000M) seized while starting one cold morning. The engine was carefully disassembled. Number 2 piston was tight in the cylinder and had to be driven out, only to discover the problem was due to oil and sludge build up on the top ring. Cylinder head was also cracked between the valve seats on #2, #3 and #4 chamber. There were also cracks leading from the exhaust valve seat to the spark plug threads. The cracks in the head did not appear to cause any immediate problem.

25th Apr 2007, 17:44

I paid $400 for my Mazda with 227k miles on it and it still runs strong! Smokes a little on start up and goes though a quart of oil every two days, but I still enjoy the truck.

1st Oct 2014, 13:53

ANY VEHICLE will have head & head gasket issues, WHEN YOU DO NOT CHANGE THE COOLANT. The owners manual states, change & flush the cooling system every 20,000 miles or twice a year.

I had a 1990 B2200 that had over 500,000 miles on the original engine, block, head & gasket were all factory. Changed all the fluids regularly. My current truck is a 1990 B2600i 4x4, that has been abused, it has 300,000 miles on it.

2nd Oct 2014, 16:44

That's actually not true. Coolant does not need to be flushed out more than once every 3 or 4 years minimum. Whoever told you that about your jeep was trying to rip you off, unfortunately.