2004 Mazda B2500 Barracuda 2.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Basic, slow pickup


Leather seats, air con, ABS and lift kit.

Armrest is a bit flimsy

Nothing has gone wrong yet.

General Comments:

It's normally a farmer's vehicle, run into the ground, so to see a clean one is rare.

They do suffer badly underneath from rust on this model and the Ford Ranger.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2018

2000 Mazda B2500 SX 2.5L from North America




The ABS light has come on, and the speedometer does not operate until you reach at least 40 MPH, and this is affecting a number of other systems. The odometer won't work until the speedometer works. The car doesn't compensate for deceleration between shifts, unless you reach at least 40 miles per hour, making shifting between gears 1-4 tougher to manage, due to rapid changes in engine speed.

The timing belt needed to be replaced at the time the car was purchased. And replacement aftermarket brakes (Duralast) have negatively affected brake performance on the vehicle.

General Comments:

The truck for the most part is reliable. The problems mentioned before could have been avoided or resolved if taken to a dealer, but the dealer wanted 3 times the cost that my mechanic quoted. Now I know why...

The truck doesn't handle bumps and cracks very well. The suspension is very sensitive, you feel everything. The car doesn't have AC, but the heat works well. Overall driving experience is reasonable, and I'm happy considering the low price for the vehicle.

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

Review Date: 13th March, 2011

1998 Mazda B2500 from North America


Okay as long as not driven everyday


A lot of things have went wrong with this truck since a few months after purchase.

This year alone we have had to replace 2 transmissions, brakes, tie rod, rotors, dist. cap, plugs, wires, 2 tires, and much more.

The truck is very noisy wind road noise and rides surpisingly rough.

Just the general things on the truck seem to be okay, except the center console.. it is starting to wear pretty badly.

General Comments:

* Truck has OKAY gas mileage

* Comfy seats for long dist. driving

* bright lights for illumination in bad weather

* bright console lights

* paint not fading and overall in very good condition

* doesn't do well (mechaniclly) when driving long distances

* not very good in bad weather (rain/snow)

* very very light (which is bad in wind)

* rides like a car

* bed too short.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th February, 2008

2nd Oct 2009, 15:10

Sounds like they sold you a car with 115000 miles, but it actually had 350000...

30th Jan 2010, 13:14

You mean they will actually go to 350,000?

31st Jan 2010, 16:57

350,000? Not a Ford that's for sure!

14th Sep 2010, 16:13

The truck will not last past 125,000. I'm an owner since 12 miles. Over $3,000 in repairs in the last 3 years. 1998 Mazda B-2500.

10th Aug 2013, 19:05

My 1998 Mazda B2500 has 234,445 miles on it and it drives like a champ! To and from work five days a week, 60 miles round trip! Original engine!

1999 Mazda B2500 2.5 4 cylinder from North America


Great overall. Troy lee package dresses it up very nice


I have had no problems with this truck. just general maintenance. not bad for a baby ranger.

General Comments:

The only thing that I see wrong with it is that the engine is just a little underpowered. But then again it is a 4 cylinder. cannot pull a small load very well. Manual transmission helps a lot.

I have the Troy Lee interior package. That really makes a plain truck look not so plain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2006

1998 Mazda B2500 SE from North America


Reliable and easy to drive



General Comments:

Well, first off, I'm 17, and this is my Dads truck, but I drive it to work everyday. It has a 4 cylinder engine, and it could be a little more powerful, but no big deal. It has a 5 speed manual, and it is slightly choppy, but that is my fault because this is the vehicle that I learned to drive stick in.

It is very reliable, and if you want something that is cheap and reliable, id definitely recommend it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2005