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  • The Mazda BT (model code J97M) is a compact/mid-sized pickup truck produced by the This facelifted edition of the Ford Everest continues to be available with either a liter turbodiesel with PS ( kW; hp) or a liter.

    Graham 'Smithy' Smith reviews the used Mazda BT their fine points, flaws and what to watch for when buying it.

    The refined, upgraded Mazda BT introduces a new range-topping 'Intrepid' model with a litre, PS turbo diesel engine, five-speed.

    This writer swears that there were numerous occasions where getting third gear within its intended slot was more of an effort than the rest of the ratios. It is a larger version of the predecessor B-Series pickup and is not sold in the Japanese and North American markets. New equipment - AUX jack for connecting an MP3 player To take full advantage of the Mazda BT facelift's quiet interior is an audio system depending on grade and market that employs a high-performance amplifier and audio level control ALC , which automatically adjusts the tone characteristics between three levels to match the speed of the pickup at any given moment for just the right volume level. Retrieved 11 July Reliable and well built, four-wheel drive version is strong for towing, good value second hand.

    Mazda BT 4x4 - Car Reviews

    When the Mazda BT was introduced late last year, the consensus among motoring journalists and the motoring public was that it was more of a rebadged Ford Ranger. And when the good folk over at Mazda Philippines read the review, they called up this writer and told him to try out their 3.

    Well, after spending a week with the unit, it's a range topping risk. Yes, the engine is strong, the handling is decent, the ride is bouncy and the interior is basic. But so is its Ford Ranger platform twin. Can it distinguish itself from its Blue Oval brother, and the rest of the segment as well? The additional cc of displacement bumps up the power and torque figures to hp and NM , respectively. It also makes powerband entry early 1, rpm , thus making the turbo wake up at 2, rpm and get full boost by 3,, rpm, impressive considering that the 3.

    Clutch pedal effort is relatively light, requiring not much effort on your left foot. There are a few quirks - gearing is uneven, with a short second gear and a tall third gear. As a result fuel consumption is thrown out the window 7. This writer swears that there were numerous occasions where getting third gear within its intended slot was more of an effort than the rest of the ratios. The high performance figures are an immense help to the pickup's off road ability, with the wide powerband providing much aid to the drivetrain.

    Much like its 4x2 sibling, the BT 4x4's handling is a love hate matter. There's little body roll, and the unit breaks traction at kph. However, the ride is bouncy, even with a heavy load at the bed. It's enough to make kids dizzy at the rear row. Steering feel is light, but the feedback leaves something to be desired. If feels sloppy, requiring a little more effort than other pickups in terms of turning the wheel through degree and hairpin turns.

    The brakes also aren't something to write home about, as you have to lean on the brake pedal a bit just to get decent stopping power. There's also no brake light at the middle of the tailgate, nor within the rear glass; there's a third rear brake light, but it's actually mounted within the crossbar of the demo unit's rollbar.

    The exterior shows that it's definitely the range topper, with a bevy of features unique to the 3. The Copper Red Mica paint on the P 1. The interior is basically the same as its 4x2 brethren, which is a bit ironic considering that the unit lent for this test drive is the top-of-the-line model.

    The aircon provides decent cooling only at the second blower speed and above. The gauge cluster and head unit are similar to the current Ford Ranger's not surprising since both share the same platform , but have red backlighting instead of green. Interior lighting is not exactly bright, making it hard to look for lost items in the front floor area.

    At least the cabin can fit four average-sized Filipinos plus two kids , the driver's side window has one-touch up-down power-assist, and rear occupants have an unobstructed side view. Also like its 4x2 sibling, storage is one of its strong points. The bed and tailgate have bedliners, rollbars and four tie-down points to hold down and move large cargo in and out of the bed easily.

    There's a storage tray above the glovebox, and a bevy of storage bins within the front doors and in front of the center console. The two-tier center console and the glovebox can fit all sorts of bric-a-brac and the cupholders can handle a large McDonalds softdrink cup. However, rear passengers only get two cupholders both at the base of the center console , no storage, and only the shotgun front passenger backrest has a storage pocket.

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