1991 Mazda B2200 Reviews - Page 3 of 6

1991 Mazda B2200 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired19 miles
Most recent distance137998 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

It was Mom's 'Gardening Truck'

Faults:

Check engine light on at 60K and 120K (need to get someone to 'turn it off')

Slow oil leak began about about 115K.

Driver side seat has begun to wear/tear and won't slide forward and backward (WHERE can I get a new/used blue/grey driver side seat?)

General Comments:

HARD WORKING TRUCK!

* moved me too many times to count

* carried a granite tombstone across Texas (800 miles)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2006

1991 Mazda B2200 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles

Summary:

Size doesn't matter!!!

Faults:

This little beast has been through it all, but despite routine and preventative maintenance there has been nothing wrong with the truck.

The only problem I incur around every 3 years is a rotted out exhaust, which is mainly due to short trips. I can handle a $200 dollar repair every 3 years. Around 100K miles, body rot began to develop around bumpers and door panels, but it's a New England truck!!!

There was a recall on the spoked wheels, but the dealer handled that with no problems.

General Comments:

For the hamsters this truck has under the hood (2.2 liter), it managed to transport my military bottom for 7 strong years from New England to Texas to Mississippi to New Orleans to Ohio to Nevada, and back to Ohio!!!

Don't under estimate the reliability this little truck has to provide despite it's simplicity!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2006

1991 Mazda B2200 SE 5 2.2L carb from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2L carb Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired203102 kilometres
Most recent distance203473 kilometres

Summary:

Cheap, reliable and has potential

Faults:

When I got this truck the right (driver's side) bright head light and driving light didn't work once in a while. That stopped a few weeks ago and works fine now.

The heater/cooling (not A/C) blow at the same time, hot to windshield for defrost and cooling through the dash and foot vents. It only blows on the 2 highest fan settings, the first 2 don't work.

The receiver (Clarion 2261) plays tapes alright, but I can't figure out how to program a radio station. The display doesn't work, all I get is an orange light. Two 4" speakers isn't much to work with unless you remount speakers or add larger speakers or subs.

I'm not sure if these came with tilt steering, but it would be a nice feature for a more comfortable setting.

The "Dumby Locks" are great for someone who owns it or drives it a lot, but your passengers might not remember to hold the handle out and leave it unlocked.

General Comments:

It is a great little truck, mine has a carb so I get more power than the FI.

It handles like a car, which is great if you plan on adding aftermarket parts (I plan on sound system and possibly air bags).

It has normal to above average power for a 4 cylinder of it's size (in a truck).

It is easy on gas, and the parts are cheap, this is overall a great truck. I highly recommend this truck to anyone who wants a cheap and efficient mini (1/4 ton) truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2005

27th Nov 2005, 02:42

Umm, fuel injection gives more power than a carb.

15th Dec 2010, 21:41

You mentioned you were thinking about installing airbags. I have a '91 B2200 and was interested in that also. Have you looked into it and if so how much does it cost?

1991 Mazda B2200 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired105550 miles
Most recent distance107500 miles

Summary:

A nice little truck that gets the job done

Faults:

It has little problems starting, but after a couple of tries, it will go.

The oil goes down pretty quickly.

It stalls a lot when first started up.

General Comments:

This is my first car, and it definitely will do. It is a nice small truck that gets me were I need to go. It is nothing great, but I am only 17, and I am very happy with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2004

1991 Mazda B2200 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 kilometres
Most recent distance273000 kilometres

Summary:

Happy little thing

Faults:

The slave cylinder has gone on me.

It puffs blue smoke when I first start her up.

I do need to put about 1 liter of oil in every 1-2 weeks.

The windshield wiper motor blew out on me.

General Comments:

All in all this little truck has done me well. I have put that girl through a lot and she keeps going for me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2004

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 24 reviews