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so ive finally given up on my 1994 long bed 4cyl auto the trans has gone one too many times. my dad has found me a 1996 mazda b4000 4x4 5spd its a nice truck black looks pretty good but im weary about the mazda because im not sure how close it is to a ranger. ive been told that the ranger has heavier running gear ie. diffs trans and the ranger frame is heavyer but im not sure i like the little truck and know is has the same 4.0 ohv that we all know and love and it looks close enough to a ranger but what are the similarities and differences should i buy the mazda or spend the extra mone to buy an equivalent ranger in alberta they're about twice as much:icon_confused::icon_confused::icon_confused::icon_confused::icon_confused::icon_confused::icon_confused:
 


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The Ranger and the Mazda are the same. The only differences are body panels.
 

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Exact same, just different logo's and a little different sheetmetal.

The Ranger's tail lights are flipped upside down and switched side to side.

The headlights more closely resemble that of an Explorers.

Wheel well arches area a bit different shape.

That's pretty much it.
 

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The Ranger's tail lights are flipped upside down and switched side to side.
No, they're not. they are a different design, not ranger lights flipped around or anything dumb like that.
 

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No, they're not. they are a different design, not ranger lights flipped around or anything dumb like that.
I've parked next to them. Sure look the same to me.
 

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Same exact truck dude. I personally like the look of the Mazda better. It's all preference.
 

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The B4000 is the greatest thing since sliced bread. You can't compare it to the Ford Ranger ,the Mazda has Japanese technology and the 1994-1997 is the best looking.
 

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The B4000 is the greatest thing since sliced bread. You can't compare it to the Ford Ranger ,the Mazda has Japanese technology and the 1994-1997 is the best looking.
They're as different as night and night.

I had a real Mazda pickup one time--a '92 or '93 B2600i. A lot different than a Ranger.
 


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