2000 Mazda B2500 DX 2.5 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand


Excellent family vehicle


Premature wear of front disc pads.

General Comments:

Excellent family vehicle for both around town and soft-medium off-roading.

The suspension travel isn't sufficient for the harder trails, but for beach work it is great.

Responsive economical engine, but the fifth gear is too low - over 3200 RPM at 100km is ridiculous for a diesel.

Longer ute tray then Hilux or Navara.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2005

1998 Mazda B2500 2.5 diesel from Australia and New Zealand


Good Ute and a lot better than the previous models


Replaced glow plugs

Nothing else went wrong with the car.

General Comments:

This is the second Mazda Ute I have owened and both have been excellent vehicles.

This has AC and PS.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2004

13th Oct 2004, 16:55

Brief, but to the point.

1999 Mazda B2500 4-Action Double Cab 2.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


A good hard-working companion


Nothing. I've had no work done on this truck except for routine maintenance.

General Comments:

The 2.5 litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine fitted to the B2500 is very reliable, but could do with more power.

Double cab body style is much more practical than the single cab.

Quite comfortable to drive and reasonably refined. Much more comfortable and refined than a Land Rover Defender.

It is proving resistant to rust too, which is good as I find a lot of working trucks are prone to it.

It's very well built and just feels strong and durable.

Holds the road well, but feels a bit unwieldy in town due to it's size. This is a fairly big vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2004

19th Dec 2004, 11:05


30th Jun 2007, 02:53

I have had my twin cab 4 years and the only problem I had was with glow plugs which were done under.warranty.

This is a great Tool.

28th Jul 2008, 15:36

Any news about the BT-50 double cab?

I'm planning to buy the 2008 2,5 lt cdi turbo inter-cooler 4wd unity?

I live in the country-side and work in the city, so I do a 90 km daily drive, with a big percentage of off-road (not nice 4 my old SUV) and during the week-end I need the double cab 4 passengers and eventually space 4 a motor bike or cargo.

I'm trying to find reviews (this page has been excellent 4 this purpose) about this new model & (as far as I know) engine.

20th Feb 2009, 15:14

I have got a 2001 B2500 with 105,000 miles on the clock, and it drives and look like new still, and it went straight through its MOT again this year.

The only thing I will say is it could do with a little bit more top end or an extra gear. Overdrive would do the trick.

I give my truck 9.9 out of ten.

Darran Stneots