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.
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