2002 Mazda B4000 4.0L V6 from North America
Unfortunately I bought a Ford with a Mazda label, will go back to Nissan!
Ford battery lasted 3 months.
Electric window (Ford part) quit at 45,000 km; $600 repair.
Stereo quit at 45,000 (eats CDs!).
Front brakes completely replaced at 55,000 km.
Air conditioner condenser went at 48,000. Just repaired for over $500.
Radiator failed at 59,000; $400 to replace.
Saved $600 not buying Mazda radiator or condenser.
Four wheel drive controller (Ford part) failed at 58,000. $400 to replace.
Rear brakes and drum completely redone at 59,000.
Two recalls so far.
Lots of power.
Good when the 4 wheel drive works.
Not much interior room.
Worst gas mileage I have ever got, winter with starter and 4 wheel drive, 8 miles to the gallon!!!
Narrow for travel on back roads.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th February, 2010
6th Mar 2010, 17:36
Your comments are typical of a slam-bang-pedal-to-the-metal-drift-around-corners-come-to a-screeching-halt-at-stoplights and jack-rabbit off the line to be able to weave in and out of traffic to make it to the next stop light before anyone else; and while you're 4-wheeling, don't forget to have all wheels off the ground more than on!
My 2002 4x4 - 5-speed is a dream to drive. It's comfortable, quiet, powerful when I need it, and handles like a dream. I'm averaging 19 miles per city and 24 per highway.
I have a Scan-gauge hooked up to monitor my driving habits and gas usage.
Sure, the back seating area is small and only to be used in a pinch for passengers, but it's great for stowage and the wing doors are an added bonus.
All in all, the B4000 is a general all-around little work horse with very few limitations. That's because I knew what I needed for me to get the job done, and that's the truck that would do it.
So don't give me that I'll get me a Nissan next time, because it sounds to me like it doesn't matter what you buy, you are always going to have a problem.
19th Feb 2012, 20:44
Have to say I have no idea how you would be getting that gas mileage; I am only getting approx. 8 kms. to the litre. A real gas pig.
My CD player also eats my CD's, and the air conditioner died also.
Other than that, I've had the truck for 7 years, and no real serious problems.