1991 Mazda B2600 Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1991 Mazda B2600 le 2600i from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2600i Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles
Previous carDatsun 2000 datsun PU

Summary:

Best truck on the road BAR NONE PARTNER!!

Faults:

Things gone wrong??? Hmmm... outside of normal belts/brakes/tires/tune-ups and the like... Oh, yes, the ECG blew on me. That's the computer to run the thing. Cost 800 bucks to repair. Other than that I have not replaced anything other than he valve cover seal. Sorry guys, but this car is a strong little tank!!

General Comments:

Point is... This truck is just about the best little thing on the road! I get between 25 and 28 MPG. I used to get 33 but I tweaked the idle about 1/1000 th of an inch and it dropped to the current rate. I don't advise messing with the idle.. no no no!! The HLA click comes and goes, but keeping a regular oil change system going will clear that up ASAP!! I'm as happy as can be with this little truck. I keep thinking I'm going to replace it and then I wash her and notice the lines and how reliable she has been and change my mind. Just to good to get rid of. If you have the 2W drive type, like me, you got a good truck!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2006

1991 Mazda B2600 SE 2.6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance304000 miles

Summary:

It was so good that I searched until I could get another one like it

Faults:

Rebuilt transmission at 100,000.

Uses oil - 1 qt per 500 miles started around 250,000.

Computer - about 6 years ago.

General Comments:

Very reliable and economical - 27 mpg with an average speed of 70-75 mph on the interstate.

Very comfortable and easy to drive.

It is the right size for most of my truck needs - I use a trailer when I need to haul bigger items.

I bought a one year old Mazda B2600i with 35,000 miles in 1992. I have been driving and using it like a hard working truck for the last 14 years. That includes frequently pulling heavy trailer loads with full bed loads of building supplies, all with an automatic transmission.

I just recently passed 300,000 miles, and on my last long trip into WV (hills) I averaged 27 mpg.

It has always been the most comfortable vehicle I have ever had. I drove 14 hours from Richmond, VA to St. Louis, MO in one day a couple of years ago, and never felt a minute's discomfort. Over the last 50,000 miles or so it has been using oil about 1 qt every 4-500 miles or so. Other than that it runs great. I was about ready to see about getting a re-manufactured engine, so I could keep running it.

I am not impressed with the way the manufacturers have constantly increased the size of the so-called compact trucks, and have not heard anything very good about the Ford Ranger replacement for this vehicle.

Other than expected maintenance items, I had to have the transmission rebuilt at 100,000 and replaced computer several years ago - very unusual for these trucks per the dealer.

I started searching eBay for another B2600i truck in the 1989-1993 range with less mileage and in better shape. I was lucky recently to find a 92 model with auto and 4X4 in a nearby city that was in practically new condition with only 97,000 miles. Now I can keep driving the truck that I believe is the right size for my needs, and will probably keep it for as long as I kept the 91. I haven't decided what to do with the 91 yet - I may keep it on the farm and keep pulling loads with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th August, 2006

1991 Mazda B2600 i 2.6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired134000 miles
Most recent distance171000 miles
Previous carDodge Ramcharger

Summary:

Very fun to drive and dependable

Faults:

Nothing unexpected has gone wrong with it considering the mileage.

At 135,000 had to put on a new radiator.

At 169,000 I had to replace the main relay.

Seat belts are worn pretty bad, but that could have been from previous owner.

At 170,000 have some ball joint problems-I have not looked to see which ones are out.

General Comments:

This little truck has a lot of miles on it and has performed for me whether pulling the boat or commuting to work.

The gas mileage is also good at 25 Mpg.

I would rather drive this little truck to work daily over my 2000 Silverado. It is a lot of fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2004

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 14 reviews