1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup User Reviews

1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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Markand Norma writes:
1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup 2 Dr B4000 SE 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

Pros

Smaller size, compared to today's full sized trucks means better maneuverability.

Cons

dated 4-wheel drive system on front axle.

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Good Cheap Around Town Chore Truck. — Performance is decent at low speeds, could use more passing power. 4.0l engine prone to oil leaks. Repairs are cheap as everything interchanges with the Ford Ranger. Mile is around 26 highway and 18 city. Manual transmission provides better economy than automatic. Overall a decent little truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mehrenc writes:
1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup 2 Dr B2300 SE Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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great fuel economy. comfortable, sharp looking, muscular looking (for a small truck) lots of room for 2 or 3 people, great cab climate controll (infact too good)

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tranny, not enough umph with a 4 cylinder,

mehrenc
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Great Begginers Truck. — I love the look of this truck. Its sleek looking in black (and other colors) and with the chrome strips on the extended cabs. Extended cab best looking out of all cab options. All in all a beefy looking truck. Great handeling, Great suspension controll. Engine runs as if new with 130,000+ miles on it. the only problem i have is the clutch grabbing and not activating when i stop and push in clutch occasionally. Harder to shift now after 130,000+ miles, (mainly because a slave cylinder issue.) Stick shift . Driver airbag only. Over all great, sharp truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeff writes:
1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup 2 Dr B2300 SE Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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good quality, holds up well

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lack of passanger space

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My 1997 Mazda B2300 — the 2.3 L 4cyl is too small of an engine. Not rearly enough power. Better pick would be the v6. Cost of ownership is great, just regular repair work for the most part. Just some minor problems. The regular cab is kinda cramped also.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dylan writes:
1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup 2 Dr B4000 SE 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Fun to drive, lots of power, really clean look

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Wish it was mine!!!

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I Want His Truck! — This is my dad's truck, not mine but I love driving it. It is like my SUV but 1000x nicer and better. Really fun to drive and is a really nice truck, I'm stealing this one off his hands when(or if :P) he ever gets a newer truck!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jordan_Brock_4 writes:
1997 Mazda B-Series Pickup 2 Dr B4000 SE 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Amazingly perfect 4x4. I can fit 31x10.50's with no scrub and good flex

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air intake is prone to suck in water just from tire spray while off road. This is an easy fix. just unbolt from the fender and flip it upside down.

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Tough — Well, I have way to much money in my 02 Jeep to truly take it through some trails......so I bought my mazda for cheap and she gulps up the mud. This truck really surprised me to say the least. When buying this truck, I planned to take it through light mud/wet fields and things of the like. As I continued to try out the 4x4 in harder and harder places, I found out that it works unusually well for a ranger/b4000. I really think I must have gotten lucky with this 4x4 system. Everyone that watches me asks if I have lockers-and I dont. when I try to turn the mazda around in a dry spot while 4 wheel is engaged, it wont happen. This thing locks up hard and it's all stock except for my "custom" front bumper modification. This thing KILLS stock Toyota Tacomas in the mud- i've done it numerous times. Dont believe me? Bring it on Toyota man! Ha Ha....As for the performance of the B4, I dont think it is rightfully compared...mine is not all that great accelleration wise, and it is a manual trans with a not-so-great clutch. My friend has a ranger with the same motor that would kill mine in a race- theres something a tacoma will win at....barely.

Owner for 1 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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1990 Mazda B-Series Pickup Reviews

My Best Ride I Ever Owned By Keith

for a 2.6 litre 4 cyl. this truck had some good power, and rode great, and was realiable as hell , i was able to gett 155,000 miles to the factory clutch , and at 380k miles when i pulled the valve co... Read More

Keep It Simple. By Shawn

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1991 Mazda B-Series Pickup Reviews

Decent Little Truck By namze

I have owned 3 of these for some reason, I don't know why. My first one cost me $500, and the other two were both cost me $750. I mean it's a decent vehicle that gets decent gas mileage. It is one of... Read More

800 By Taylor

performance not that great but its alright build quality not to great appearance not very good at all cost of ownership bad fun factor the only thing that is fun is the e brake over all it has been a... Read More

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1992 Mazda B-Series Pickup Reviews

Its A Great Little Truck. It Could Just Use A Little More By Ed

performance: needs more power, braking is good, handles real well build: in great shape appearance: not bad for a 1992, minor dings that need worked out cost: still working out the toatal cost fun fac... Read More

1992 B2600i Left With A Tear. This Was My Favorite Vehicle. By Chris

This truck takes a licking and keeps on ticking. I loved to durability and reliability. The cost of ownership was relatively small, pretty decent gas milage, and limited repairs. I had a blast driv... Read More

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1993 Mazda B-Series Pickup Reviews

Good Little Durable Truck By captsammy

This truck is well built and will last a long time based on what i've seen of others. Mine is currently going on 200,000 miles and still trucking along great. The engine and drive train on this little... Read More

If You Don't Need Incredible Straight Line Performance, This Truck Is Awesome. By Andrew

Performance: Acceleration is mediocre, braking is great (but no ABS), and handling is great for a truck. Build Quality: Great! It is built light but well. 19 years old and never broken down once. N... Read More

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1994 Mazda B-Series Pickup Reviews

Fun To Drive. By EvereSing3000

Ford in drag, but works for me. Very good gas millage. The 3.0 is smooth with great highway. The 4.0 is the one to get, but is hard to find.ride. Easy to find Mazda/Fords parts but hard to upgrade tha... Read More

All Purpose Truck. The Right Balance By Cashanova89

I can tow and lug heavy things around. It sounds beautiful with a glasspack. it fits plenty in the 6 foot bed. and has two fold down seats. strong engine. only good if you modify the looks and engine... Read More

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