2001 Mazda B4000 4.0 V6 from North America
I am not happy with the performance or the quality of the truck
I, too, have had nagging problems with my 2001 B4000 2x4 cab-and-a-half. I bought it used (with 34000 miles) from a dealer. I had them replace a tire soon after getting it home because the sidewall was full of cracks. Now, the other 3 tires show the same cracks. There is plenty of tread left. I did not know the tires on this model had been recalled until I read the first review here.
Poor gas mileage. RPM’s run close to 2000 at 65mph on smooth, level highway, telling me there is not much overdrive in the overdrive. My wife’s car runs closer to 1500 RPM at that speed.
The transmission clunks and slips (I have an automatic).
I think the pick-up (acceleration) in this truck is not that great.
The blinker switch does not engage unless the steering wheel is turned just right.
The handle on the tail gate has just broken so I have to use a screw driver to open the tail gate (the truck just turned over to 50,000 miles). I find this particularly telling of the poor quality. This is a truck! The tail gate should be designed to open and close 10’s of thousands of times without failure! The handle is made of plastic!
The driver’s power window quits working from time to time, and then begins working again.
The electronic dimmer and temperature gauge on the rear view mirror don’t work.
The radio off doesn’t work.
Overall, the interior feels OK. The gauges are clear and easy to read. On the other hand, when driving, the truck feels heavy and clunky and loose. I would agree with one of the previous commenter's and I will avoid a Ford product for my next truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th October, 2006