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Car of the Week - July 2, 2001
2001 Mazda B4000
2001 is a power year for the Mazda B series of compact trucks and the top
of its line, the B4000 now has a hefty 4.0L SOHC V6 engine -(the same one
found in Ford's Explorer) with 207 horsepower and 238 foot-pounds of torque.
So you'll have no prob with your heavier towing (up to 6,000 pounds).
These practical trucks provide a good firm ride - quite comfortable for a
compact pickup. The optional four-wheel drive has a shift-on-the-fly system
featuring pulse vacuum hub-lock technology, allowing the driver to engage
four-wheel drive at speeds up to 70 mph (although the only reason
for doing so at that speed would probably be some form of high speed
chase - in which case,
why are you making your getaway in a compact truck?!