1989 Mazda B2600 2.6 liter 4 cylinder from North America

Summary:

A tank that for no reason should still run, but I'm not complaining

Faults:

Replaced the transmission seven years ago, unsure of the mileage.

Replaced the clutch at 117,500 miles.

Replaced the front, right blinker.

The seats wore through and I had to get seat covers four years ago.

I had to replace the stereo system last year.

General Comments:

This truck is pretty ballsy for being a small pickup, I've only put on a performance exhaust and I've beaten a third generation eclipse in a drag (it was an automatic and we didn't race very far).

I got the truck from my dad, and he bought it brand new his senior year of high school.

For being such an old, stock vehicle it looks really good. It does rust really bad when it gets older, I can look through both rear wheel wells and see the street from either side, I could also play mini golf in the bed, and in one spot on the passenger side it's rusting through. Also I have the pipe style bumper and it's rusted so bad I can put my foot through it all along it. The rust isn't noticeable that much except for the bumber and the small spot on the passenger side though, and the truck still looks really good.

The only reason the clutch went out recently was because I was revving really high at the time and for the two years I've driven it, I've driven it like my parents were paying for all the repairs, because they are. I'm not a truck guy at all, but if I ever got another truck this would definately be it. Also other than poser racing it, I've off roaded it a bit so, for everything I've done too it, not to mention my dad (it was his farm truck), I still don't believe it still runs.

The only thing to look out for if your looking at buying one is how the clutch is, That's really all that's gone wrong with mine. (My fault though)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2006

1989 Mazda B2600 i 2.6L 4 cylinder from North America

Summary:

A good all around truck

Faults:

Right off the bat I needed a new battery.

Radiator hose blew.

Front brakes went.

Clutch went.

General Comments:

This truck is especially good on gas considering it's a 4x4 ext cab 5 speed.

The ride is a bit harsh due to the worn suspension components. It starts up right away in minus 35 degree Celcius weather. It is a little rusty in places, but that's to be expected on an old truck like that.

I will be putting in a mazda 4.0L V6 engine, and raising the truck up to put on some mudders. My pipe dream for this truck is to make it a convertible and have it Crew Cab style with 4 doors like the Ford SuperCrew.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2003

23rd Sep 2011, 16:02

How did the engine conversion (I will be putting in a Mazda 4.0L V6 engine) turn out???

Great idea if it fits. More power is what my 1990 Mazda 4wd LE needs.

Thanks, David.

1989 Mazda B2600 RegCab 4X4 2.6 F/I from North America

Summary:

For the price and book value it's a very good truck

Faults:

I have never had any serious problems with this very reliable truck. Replaced front and rear brakes and belts a year after I bought it. The whole truck has been great compared to the old Toyota rust bucket.

General Comments:

For a 4 cylinder truck it has plenty of power to haul my dirt bike and the kids ATV's. The only thing I don't like about it, was the factory stereo position, but relocated now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2002