1987 Mazda B2600 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1987 Mazda B2600 2.6L 4 cylinder gas from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.6L 4 cylinder gas Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired163000 miles
Most recent distance176500 miles
Previous carDatsun 210

Summary:

It's just as happy on the street as it is on the trail

Faults:

Replaced the starter shortly after I got the truck.

Engine rebuilt at 171000 miles due to improperly torqued end cap on #4 cylinder.

Sending unit for temperature guage went bad at 173000 miles.

Carburetor replaced at 174000 miles.

Just replaced brake booster and clutch master cylinder (Why didn't Mazda use the same brake booster for 2wd and 4wd B-series trucks?)

General Comments:

I've never gotten stuck and I've put this truck through some muck.

I really didn't like the automatic choke on the factory Mikuni carbeurator. On cool mornings the truck would idle at 2500 rpm!

When I replaced the carburetor I made an adapter plate and installed a Rochester (GM) 1 bbl. carburetor rather than getting another 2bbl. Mikuni.

This is an excellent truck at 60mph and below. It doesn't particularly like high speeds such as those on the interstate.

For a sub-150hp 4 cylinder it is very torquey. I am pulling 32 inch mud tires with relative ease.

It is usually hard to find parts for and the parts tend to be expensive.

It tends to ride a little rough on the road because it has very stiff suspension.

It's a great little all-around truck.

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

Review Date: 13th September, 2004

16th Feb 2005, 12:47

I too have one of these trucks. Mine had the head warp after the gasket blew... now it sports a new head, pacesetter header and Weber 2bbl carb. I'm wondering a couple things though. One of my hubs is OOC and I can't find replacements anywhere. Also, did you need to do a body lift or anything to fit 32s?

1987 Mazda B2600 SE 5 2.6 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.6 Liter Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired216000 miles
Most recent distance219000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Laser

Summary:

A not very reliable, but strong 4x4 Pick-up

Faults:

Bad exhaust leak located near the manifold and just before the second converter.

Choke does not work.

Badly worn seats, especially at the driver side.

Broken fuel line located beneath the Carburetor.

Worn shifter linkage.

General Comments:

This truck is quite powerful as far as climbing goes and the 4x4 works well.

However it is not reliable and I've had a few major porblems with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2002

23rd Oct 2012, 18:37

I recently found a one owner 1987 B2600 4X4... 117000 miles... $1500. No rust, and the best thing; a lot of work was recently done.

I'm a muscle car guy... Yep, a muscle car guy. I wanted a 4X4, came across this one, and it ran good, so I thought I'd give it a shot.

This so far is a really simple truck to work on. Great on fuel... is an amazing little work horse... doesn't get stuck, plus I've had no problems getting parts.

(4 cylinder 5 speed manual)... someone put a Weber carb on it. I love this little truck nicknamed 'Herbie'. The horn sounds like a Beetle, and I keep hearing how cute the truck is... women dig the little 4X4. My 13 year old daughter has already placed a claim on the truck for her first vehicle.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 5 reviews