1990 Mazda B2200 pickup 2.2 cc I4 from North America


A good, stout vehicle


I had a minor windshield leak.

The heater control failed once.

An axle seal leaked slightly.

I had a leaky valve cover gasket.

General Comments:

This is the third Mazda pickup I have owned and I haven't had any major problems with any of them. The first truck was a 1987 B2000 long box with a five speed. The second truck was a 1990 B2200 short box, also with the five speed. My last and present truck is a 1990 B2200 short box with the automatic transmission. This last truck has the engine from my second truck in it, which has over 200,000 kilometers on it and is still running strong. The only reason I'm not driving the first two trucks anymore is because they got wrecked in motor vehicle accidents; I have got lots of spare parts lying around now though. I really like these Mazda trucks. They're a tough, reliable, and dependable little pickup. The only real complaint I have is they're slightly under powered, although a person has to realize that they're only working with four small cylinders. What I did to remedy this was to install a tubular exhaust header from S&S Headers. It made one hell of a difference in power and mileage. On a three hundred kilometer trip I used to use five-eighths of a tank of fuel, and then after I installed the header I only used three-eighths of a tank after traveling the same distance. The truck has a lot more power for passing on the highway too. I would recommend one of these pickups to anyone. They're a great little workhorse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2002

26th Aug 2008, 12:40

I was looking on S & S Header's website, and it doesn't appear that they manufacture a model for the b2200. Do you remember the part # or other specifics about your exhaust conversion?


1990 Mazda B2200 2.2 from North America


A great reliable truck I plan to keep forever!!!


My truck started smoking around 90000 miles, but it is still going. I haven't had to do a lot to my truck, but I'm getting ready to over-haul the engine. I plan on replace the bench seat in the truck, and replace it with bucket seats. It's still good on gas. Around 22mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. I've had the truck painted after I wrecked it, but it's good as new now.

General Comments:

Although I don't have A/C in this truck, I still prefer to drive it over my Toyota Camry.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2002

8th Jun 2004, 12:42

I just purchased a 1990 B2200 with 129000 miles. I only paid $900 bucks for the truck so I'm not looking for the truck to be in like new condition. The thing I noticed when the guy who sold me the truck first started it was a large amount of white smoke coming from the exhaust. It smoked for approx 30-60 seconds and then cleared out. He said this sometimes happens when the truck is cold, or has been sitting for a while. I was thinking a tune-up may solve this problem, timing, spark plugs, etc..., and I'm hoping this is not a symptom of a major problem. Does anyone have experience with a smoking truck??? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

2nd Nov 2012, 01:50

Blown piston ring or valve stem seals.

9th Oct 2015, 19:08

Blown head gasket. Pretty major repair. Replace the rings with the head gasket, or you'll be smoking again soon.

1990 Mazda B2200 from North America


I would buy another in a second


My brake master cylinder sprung a leak at 140,000 kilometers.

I had to replace the right front wheel bearings as well.

General Comments:

Love my truck and I get a lot of comments on how slick it looks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2002