good truck? need advice...

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  1. peterbilt

    peterbilt Senior Member

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    so my dad is thinkin about buying this 1995 mazda b2300, 2wd reg cab like the one following, stick shift, dont know the motor, but i want to know if my ranger will be better or worse. just in general with mechanics, i need opinions! my truck is a 98 ranger 4x4, automatic, and ext cab. tell me please. heres a pic of one very similar

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    Well personally 4X4 rules out over 2X4 the mazda probalbly houses a 2.2-2.5 litre 4-popper. Being that you live in florida I assume your father lives close so no need to worry about snow. Your truck naturally has better suspension and more HP/Torque and a stronger overall drivetrain due to the 4X4 nature. Umm... I'm not sure if I hit the significance of your post but that little mazda will more than likely kick your trucks butt on mileage. I'm guessing under normal circumstances your probably getting around 14-18 in the city and maybe 22-25 on the highway he's probably gonna get like 22-25 in the city and upwards of 28 on the highway. Anyway if it where me I'd take the 4X anyday!
     
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    honestly it is the same as a 2 wheel drive ranger...
     
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    It's the same engine mazda placed there engines into ford truck I second the duke.
     
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    hey I learn new thing everyday! But know that I read and think about it I'm like duh ford and mazda use same motors! But hey thats why I'm a die hard chevy guy. Anyhow... so... umm... yeah kind of a pointless reply but I feel better about myself now and it's all about self esteem these days right!!! lol
     
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    Whatever you do, don't get the 3.0L. But that truck will last you forever if you keep up with it and treat it right.

    Oh back to the question, your truck is much better.
     
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    #7 chankee, Oct 6, 2008
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    Yup, depending on how you take good care of your ride pal. If that looks very similar, that's a good thing. It looks healthy. If you already had some mazda replacement parts then it's much better because it can still function well.
     
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    You know what? Chevy did it too. look at he older s-10's and the isuzu hombres.. same thing that ford and mazda did..
     
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    Lose both ideas and buy a Chevrolet one is its American the other is its not a ford.
     
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    ok, well, instead of this, theres a truck i got my eye on right now. i gotta make the guy an offer, its a





























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    1979 ford f150 explorer custom, with 64k original miles on a 351, its only 2wd but its one of the super cab models with the long bed. needs some body work, pics will be up later. the mazda is probably going to my youngger brother, hes 15, im 16, i got the ranger, hes getting the mazda, and my youngest brother is probably going to take the 88 mazda i was holding on to. i want to get rid of the 4x4 ranger and put money into my bus project.

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