1998 Mazda B3000 extended cab 3.0 V6 from North America


Great except for small details and customer care


Came with lame Firestone tires. Same tire that was recalled on Explorers, but no joy for B3000 owners (at least not until well past the point of need).

All 4 ball joint boots disintegrated & it looks like I have to buy the entire control arms to replace them! I've kept several cars well over 100,000 miles & never seen this problem before.

Doors are sometimes hard to unlock with the key.

Dome light sometimes won't go off (I've heard this is due to a faulty switch in the door). I think there is a timer that prevents battery drain, but a real pain when driving at night.

General Comments:

My 4 cylinder Subaru seemed to have more power pulling a small sailboat.

Good handling, size, interior. So-so fuel economy.

Could have been a great truck with a little more attention to detail & some customer support from the dealer & manufactirer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th August, 2006