1993 Mazda B2600 Reviews

1993 Mazda B2600 i Extended Cab 2.6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carMazda B2200

Summary:

Solid 4X4 with a torquey 4 cylinder engine

Faults:

Clutch @ 120k KM.

Timing reference sensor @ 155k KM due to pressure CV washing the engine compartment, and getting some moisture in under the cap & rotor...

CV joint and cross axle @ 175k KM.

Rubber valve cover seals are probably dry and cracked, I get a bit of blue smoke at start up that clears up right away. I'll get to it eventually!

General Comments:

This is my second Mazda truck, my first was a 92 B2200 2WD with fuel injection (the whopping 6hp more than the carb'd engine). In hindsight, I should have sold the B2600i instead of the B2200, I liked the idea of keeping the 4WD with AC (my old B2200 didn't have AC), but having to do costly front end work wasn't my idea of fun. My old B2200 had been through hell and back, and I only replaced the radiator and a few sets of tires after 15 years of its life. Regardless, I am still very happy to own this B2600i, and can't imagine being able to sell it for what I value it at; if I were to replace it, I would need a newer Tacoma or Frontier!

I wish Ford engineers would have let Mazda roll their parts into Ford Rangers instead of the other way around!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2010

1993 Mazda B2600 Cab Plus 4x4 2.6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance188000 miles
Previous carMazda B1800

Summary:

A most reliable, good looking 4x4 truck, well crafted, which seemingly will last forever

Faults:

One water pump.

General Comments:

This 4x4 truck is the best vehicle I have ever owned. 186,000 miles with only the water pump failing at 69,000. 1993 was the last year made in Japan. The years after that, the Mazdas are not as GOOD! Don't look as good as the 91-93s either.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2009

1993 Mazda B2600 LX 2.6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired130 miles
Most recent distance109370 miles

Summary:

A keeper

Faults:

Lost the main computer 2 years ago, real goat rope to trouble shoot.

Have now lost rear differential, unable to find replacement. Rear housing has deteriorated over NE winters, seeping, now to point where beyond repair... unable to find a "new" / replacement rear axle assembly, don't want to junk the rig, as runs great and perfect for local chores... anyone got a rear axle assembly?

General Comments:

Great rig and solid performer in NE winters.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2009

1993 Mazda B2600 i from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles

Summary:

Perfect for new drivers, or just to get around, very long lasting

Faults:

Drove it around town for about a year, then once I got a job about 16 miles away and it got down to 40 below (I live in Alaska), the transmission stopped shifting out of 2nd. It revs real high before shifting into 2nd, then won't shift after that. I believe I may just need to flush the tranny. It's an auto. When it's warmer (20 above) it works decently, but below that it won't shift. Should I blow 100 bucks on a tranny flush? Or is it not going to fix anything?

General Comments:

Lots of dinks and tears, but I love it. I've slid this into a thicket of trees and popped it in 4x4 and driven right out. It's the best vehicle I've ever driven, and my dad agrees.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2009

1993 Mazda B2600 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission Manual
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres

Faults:

Good truck, but the fuel mileage is rude! It has a new computer, full tune up, tires inflated to around 35psi, and barely squeaks out 250ks to a tank.

The 2.6 engine is sad with a obvious design flaw in the timing chain/guides. Why didn't they put the 3.0 V6 into the trucks? Oh well.

Aside from the poor fuel economy, the truck drives nice, 4x4 works good, and it's fairly easy to work on.

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

Review Date: 23rd January, 2009

1993 Mazda B2600 i 4X4 2.6L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.6L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance235000 kilometres
Previous carNissan 240SX

Summary:

A very good truck..

Faults:

My water pump blew at each 10 000km. I have finally buy it from Mazda and I don't have any other problems with it.

The engine always take some oil, I don't know where.

A little fuel leak from pump gasket.

Valve cover blew at 180 000km.

Valve seals were changed at 225 000km.

General Comments:

I really loves my truck. It don't have a really fuel economy, but they works great from -40 to + 35 degrees.

It can take a very high carrying weight.

The parts are affordables and resistant.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2004

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 9 reviews