1998 Mazda B4000 Reviews

1998 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0 liter gas from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 liter gas Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Sierra

Summary:

Fair

Faults:

Parking brake twice.

Front plastic hubs failed.

Front bearings failed.

Electrical issues.

Poor mileage.

General Comments:

This truck would rate "fair" at best.

Old Ford problems appearing in what is supposed to be a Mazda.

Poor mileage for the underpowered V-6.

The good thing is they are cheap considering what's out there.

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

Review Date: 17th December, 2008

1998 Mazda B4000 X-Cab 4.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired59 miles
Most recent distance74782 miles

Summary:

Great price, power, reliability for the money spent

Faults:

Inside dome light relay failed after 65,00 miles.

Left front caliper seized one of its two pistons after 71,000 miles. (amazingly it still stopped the truck with no problems or pulling).

Minor squeaks in the body.

General Comments:

Smooth, quiet engine with nice pick up and go. The 5 speed is the only way to go in this type of truck. It shifts smoothly and precisely. Very comfortable interior with great heads up display of the instruments. Its needs a little bit more leg room for a person over 6 feet tall. I'm 6'2" and it was barely manageable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2003

Average review marks: 5.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews