Mazda Navajo Reviews

Mazda Navajo Reviews and Owner Comments

Great little 4X4 gas mileage stink buy became better with a K and N filter ... I had the same engine in a Ford ranger truck and got much better gas mileage ... the one I have has just 51000 miles and its a 93 .... any suggestions on getting better mileage ????
I have a 94 Navajo , and so far besides the minor repairs i did when first purchased it , such as wipers, all major fluids ( all 3 gearboxes, tarnsmission, and oil, and so forth) , so far only things that have gone wrong were i had to replace both front shocks( went with heavy duty offroad shocks for the way i drive in city streets :) ) DS radius arm bushing , only prioblems i have are temp gauge for thermastat has gone out but doe snot overheat atall, gas gauge does not work possibly fuel pump is bad and at 122k miles after i hit 4th gear doe snot want to go above 2200 RPMs, but overall minus lousy gas mileage compared to gas prices here and my location weather not much an issue, and driver side door handle did break recently, but easy fix
I USE 10W 30 ENGINE OIL ANYTHING THICKER LIKE 10W 40 OR 50 OR EVEN THOSE THICK ADD ONS OIL ADDITIVES.. AND THE ENGINE WILL NOT LUBRICATE AS WELL, CAUSING ENGINE FAILURE. THAT GOES FOR EVERY CAR AS FAR I UNDERSTAND. ALWAYS ( READ ) AND FOLLOW MANUFACTURER SPECS.
ENGINE LIFTERS ARE NOISY AND ARE VERY EXPENSIVE!, A VERY COMMON PROBLEM IN ALL OF THEM. CHECK ALL YOUR BRAKE LINES, MINE RUSTED OUT AND BROKE CAUSING MY BRAKES LOSE ALL THE BRAKE PRESSURE!!!.. LUCKLY, THIS HAPPENED AT THE PARKING LOT. INNER PLASTIC PARTS LIKE THE DOOR HANDLES ARE JUNK!!. I'VE OWNED FOR 3 YEARS NOW!. STILL A GOOD TRUCK.
I have had 3 Mazda Navajo's , first one was great, but rusted out due to northern winter salt on roads. Second Mazda Navajo was a 2WD base model 5 speed that lasted 315K mi. 2nd Navajo major repairs were Clutch, fuel pump, ball joints, and cylinder head rebuild at 210K mi. 3rd Navajo is a 4x4 5spd rust free TX truck and low mileage, no major repairs but needs front ball joints in the near future. Things to watch out for as a owner front ball joints, fuel pumps rusting out (northern trucks), push rods (making tapping noise) and rubber plugs on back of 5 spd transmissions shift housing, they dry out rubber cracks leaking fluid until trans goes dry on fluid, to fix remove plugs clean with brake clean and reinstall them with Ultra grey. Automatic trans. are weak for towing and 4x4 axle u joints are a big money repair. Over all these are great trucks