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Old 08-11-2003, 12:18   #1 (permalink)
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Ford Ranger vs. Mazda B-Series

My impression is that the Mazda B-Series pickups are essentially rebadged Rangers. Is this actually the case? Are the main mechanical components of a Mazda B-Series repairable at a Ford dealership?

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Re: Ford Ranger vs. Mazda B-Series

Didn't you know that Ford own's a large share of Mazda?
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I did know that, however I wasn't clear on how much mechanical similarities there are between the two trucks.
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Re: Ford Ranger vs. Mazda B-Series

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My impression is that the Mazda B-Series pickups are essentially rebadged Rangers. Is this actually the case? Are the main mechanical components of a Mazda B-Series repairable at a Ford dealership?

Kent Kester
The two trucks are built on the same assembly lines in Edison, New Jersey. Aside from badges and trim, they are identical trucks.

Ford owns about 1/3 of Mazda, but that doesn't mean that products need to be shared between them.
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Thanks--appreciate the information.

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