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1998-2006 Mazda Bravo

1998-2006 Mazda Bravo

3.5 from 22 reviews

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KEV KOALA

KEV KOALASouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 6 reviews
  • 6 likes

One, well built, tough 4x2 ute. B4000

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Bought it second hand at about 170,000 K . Clocks on 223,000 now . Of course I have had to replace worn out parts here & there, but really, come on, stuff wears out. - Radiator, alternator, thermostat housing, front shocks. The only complaint I have about this car is that it has NO auto transmission dipstick or drain plug. What's next ? No engine oil dipstick or drain plug? Guess I'm just an old fashioned, grumpy old man.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
TransmissionAutomatic
BoughtUsed
Year2005
Performance
Acceleration / Power
Handling
Braking
Suspension
Gear Shifting
Fuel Efficiency
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Interior Design
Boot Size
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Jo norks

Jo norksSydney, NSW

Bucket of bolts

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2005 2x4 B2600 with G6 engine. i Never stop working on this vehicle
Overheating. Vibrations.exhaust flange gaskets. Never seem to able to get it sorted out. It never stops breaking. Got to get the tailshsft balanced next. After that probably new injectors then who knows.

Purchased in March 2013.

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TransmissionManual
BoughtUsed
Year2005
Performance
Acceleration / Power
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Braking
Suspension
Gear Shifting
Fuel Efficiency
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Interior Design
Boot Size
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Nick

NickPerth, WA

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Reliable workhorse

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Purchased in April 2016 for $7,000.00.

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Cleaning & Maintenance
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BoughtUsed
Year2005
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Willi

WilliNorth West, QLD

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Perfect on or off road

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BadgeSDX
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJul 2016

Troublesome and expensive.

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BadgeBravo Plus
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedApr 2012
DriveRWD
1 comment
Jim Mack
Jim Mack

Happiness Stan

Happiness Stan

  • 3 reviews
  • 6 likes

A GREAT UTE, WORTH EVERY CENT

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BadgeFord Courier crew cab 2wd
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJun 2015
DriveRWD

John

JohnAdelaide

Nice

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Quieter than the other car smoother. Could use a bit more leg room. Use it for all long halls. But got starter problems high speed starter keeps switching between high and low new battery I noticed previous edit owner has put a small relay box. When it starts on low revs the timing is out for awhile.

BadgeDX
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJan 2016

20 years old and still going

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Badge0
TransmissionManual
Drive4WD

Starter Motors

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2005 DX 4x4 4ltr manual Mazda Bravo Dual Cab have done 3 starter motors in last 3 years No. 4 on the way out.
Only done 180,000 Klm duel fuel petrol/lpg . Can any one offer suggestion as to why I am doing these starter motors at a frustrating expensive rate

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A.Swann

A.SwannStuart Town NSW Australia

Awesome ute-feels like driving a bigger truck but smooth ride.I love IT!!!!!

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I bought the 2000 B2600 Mazda single cab 4wd and it has drop sides tray and handles loads really well. I have gone over some rough terrain and for a 4 cylinder it handles it well. I also have mine dual fuel-gas/petrol which helps save money on fuel, however it is far more economical than my holden rodeo which cost an arm and a leg to use. All in all the B2600 is a safe and reliable drive, awesome for the farm and the town life. I would buy another in an instanyt should this one ever stop going.

Badge0
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Drive4WD

Going strong at 250,000

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Purchased my 2003 petrol bravo used and all things considered for the age of it and what I paid for it this has been a great ute.

Before I owned it it had probably had a pretty hard life as the tray shows signs of a work ute. I've put in a new radiator and thermostat and had a few other repairs along the way as you would expect for a ute with that many Km on it, but no major issues.

It isn't built for speed or acceleration but cruises along on the highway very nicely and quite good out of first and second around town.

What I really like about this ute in comparison to the Toyotas and others is the comfort and style of the interior is far superior on the Mazda than hilux etc.

BadgeB2600 Bravo
TransmissionManual

Shocking for mechanicle issues

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Transmissionmanual

Kerri

KerriGeraldton

Mazda Bravo Cracked Head

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Brought a brand new 2006 Mazda Bravo. We have had nothing but troubles with it over heating and now we are told it has a cracked head. Only done 120000. We have been told very common. Anyone else had the same?


raven2

raven2port augusta

freestyle

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have 06 petrol 5 spd manual,terrific truck,go any where in it no probs,got it off a mate with 80000kms,the only issue we have is the rfw light flashes for no reason,why is this? the only way I can get the light off is if I take off road and use it in fwd then push the rfw button an it goes off ,how strange

dan

dangympie

  • 3 reviews
  • 5 likes

Mazda Bravo B2500 twin cab 4WD IS great

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Transmission5 Speed manual
BadgeBravo
1 comment
dan
dan

If some of these drivers have overheating problems the put a new radiator in,It will only cost you $140 and last for years.Preventive maintanence works boys and girls don't blame the vehicle.

Devil

Devil

  • 42 reviews
  • 52 likes

V6 is great to drive

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Would be great ute if the electrical system was better. Also no service or help ever from Mazda who argued over every warranty repair. They made buying a new ute a very unpleasant experience. Biggest problem has been starter motor, 1st replaced at 80,000kms, 2nd at 160,000, 3rd at 240,000, 4th at 320,000. This 8yo old ute has now done almost 400,00km's & is still only using 14L petrol for 100kms which I think is excellent. Last car was small 4WD wagon using 10L for 100kms.
V6 engine is great as is cab size, really nice to drive, fuel economy
Never ending starter motor problems

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david.rome.5

david.rome.5Orange, New South Wales

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Bravo....to the Bravo

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I have a 05 4x4 SDX dual cab ute and it has been faultless. I have added a few after market mods which has just enhanced its performance and ability off road. Handles well on road as I drive Orange to Sydney on a regular basis and the 2.5ltr motor is quite economical
Looks great fuel comfortable

BadgeSDX
Drive4WD
1 comment
david.rome.5
david.rome.5

3 years on and my Bravo is still running well.


bloby

blobyCaloundra

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Not bad but could have been better...

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TransmissionManual

MAZDABRAVODX

MAZDABRAVODXsydney

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Mazda B2500 Bravo Lemon

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Transmissionmanual

South African Lemon

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Questions & Answers

Steve

Steveasked

Is there a 6 speed gearbox that will bolt into a 2000 Mazda Bravo Diesel 4x4?

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Chris a.

Chris a.asked

i have put a new turbo in my Mazda 2001 Bravo Diesel,When started it makes a noise like a belt is loose. Everything has been tightened and i do not know where the noise is coming from,have you any ideas please

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Where's fuse for tail and head lights

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CategoryUtes
Release dateJan 1998

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