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  • out of 5 stars for Mazda BT MK2 () in Utes. Anyone having a problem with battery going flat all the time? I have a Mazda BT50 4WD Diesel.

    out of 5 stars for Mazda BT MK1 () in Utes. Had a few minor problems for the dealership to sort, other than that, it's an awesome.

    Fact! Initially, Mazda was called Toyo Kogyo. Rebranding was held not so long ago, in 1984. The name is taken in honor of Zoroastrian wisdom god Ahura Mazda.

    Mazda's BT has a loyal following. Mazda BT freestyle cab. The potential problem list may be long but don't be too alarmed.

    I've got big wraps on it. Without question, the 4x4 BT was a hugely capable off-road tool. What car manufacturer uses plastic hose clips yep Mazda of course. Otherwise havent had a single issue except a set of uni joints at ,k.


    Plus, the model was engineered here. For the updated BT that sold from late until a facelift in September , there is good news — you can choose from 19 variants based on two diesel engines, three body styles, three grades of trim and rear or all-wheel drive. Many owners praise BTs as roomy and practical with a strong engine and excellent off-road and towing ability.

    The not so good news is reliability. Numerous owners report gearbox failures in their BTs, whether manual or automatic. Worryingly, many failures in the six-speeders are reported early in life, often at about 50,km.

    But if you seek out a well cared for BT and have a specialist mechanic check and approve its transmission, it will be well worth a punt due to its all-round talent. Mazda BTs have strong Aussie accents as they were engineered here, as were the Ford Rangers with shared underpinnings. Dual cab with tub: As a work vehicle, the cab chassis comes with a practical tray though the biggest seller and all-round lifestyle choice was the dual cab ute with tub.

    The freestyle cab went without a door pillar and its front doors locked on to the rear-hinged back doors. Standard on all grades were cruise control, Bluetooth, power windows and mirrors and aircon.

    Crash rating was five stars. The XTR added inch alloys, front fog lamps, dual-zone climate control, satnav and leather shift knob and steering wheel. The plush flagship GT added leather seats electric from June and automatic headlamps and wipers. These included distinctive inch alloy wheels, airbag compatible bull bar, Lightforce driving lights, side steps, sports bar and tonneau cover.

    Capable off-road with towing capacity up to kg Source: BTs with the four-cylinder engine could tow kg but the rest managed kg, rising to kg for models sold after February Buyers of 4WD versions scored an electronic locking rear differential and could select 2WD or 4WD on the move via a cabin switch. For trickier terrain, they could move into 4WD low range. Without question, the 4x4 BT was a hugely capable off-road tool.

    There are many reports of transmission dramas — so walk away from any automatics that have trouble selecting gears or make strange noises. It would be a wise investment to have a transmission specialist check over any potential purchase. There are plenty of town-only BTs in the classifieds. Some used examples will show signs of off-roading but there are plenty of city slickers around. Some owners grumble about poor paint quality and even rust at this early stage.

    There are a few reports of aircon failures, intake hose splits, driveshaft failure, sagging rear suspension and fuel pump issues. A few have experienced complete engine failures, so watch for black smoke coming from the exhaust, oil in the radiator or mayonnaise-type gunk under the oil filler cap. There are complaints about seat comfort too, so go for a long test drive to judge this for yourself.

    BTs of this era were recalled in October and again in September for a seat back latch dual cabs only and in February for a speed sensor failure in pre models, which could result in an unintended downshift to first gear.

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