1993 Mazda B2600 i Extended Cab 2.6 from North America
Solid 4X4 with a torquey 4 cylinder engine
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!
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