1990 Mazda B2200 Fi 2.2l from North America
Best truck ever built
Replaced transmission at 190,000 because I changed the fluid and filter. That was because I broke a bolt off on the pan and a friend gave me a transmission from a truck he wrecked.
Brake pads replaced.
Tailgate handle broke and is now on its 4th one.
Headlight bulbs replaced.
One reverse light bulb replaced.
This truck is 2 wheel drive. I work on extremely steep and rough roads and have this truck full of tools or wood every day. In the winter these roads get muddy and full of huge ruts and holes. I have not been easy on this truck and have overloaded it a few times. I drive fast (as fast as she will go anyway) and corner hard. One might even say I abuse this little truck.
It just passed smog with flying colors here in California. The smog tech said it was the cleanest running truck he has seen with this high of mileage. I rarely do any maintenance on it. This abused and over worked truck refuses to die and has never left me stranded on the road in any way ever. None of my friends believe how bad I treat this truck and how good it runs. It's a super freak of trucks.
It still starts with no problem, although it blows a little smoke until it warms up. It handles excellent loaded or unloaded. It still has enough power to pass on the freeway and get me up steep grades. The brakes are average and the ABS still works. The only complaint I have is the handle to the tailgate breaks every couple of years.
I have owned several trucks and cars while still owning my B2200 and none of them lived half of the miles as my B2200. It's become a part of me. When it finally dies it will be missed dearly. It has paid for itself 100 or more times. I love this truck even though I treat it like I hate it. There is no better truck on earth. I think I will be dead in a coffin riding in the bed of this truck doing 70mph down Highway 1.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th October, 2019