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MAZDA BT-50 Used Car Review

In 2006, Mazda introduced a restyled version of its ageing Bravo ute and badged it BT-50. A new-generation model was then released in 2011, sharing significant components - such as platform and five-cylinder turbo diesel engine - with the Ford Ranger as part of a joint-venture. A 2013 update saw the BT-50 match the class-best braked towing capacity of 3500kg, while a 2018 upgrade introduced tougher front-end styling and new features.

Pros

Cons

  • Comfortable, practical, well-presented cabin
  • Good safety features from 2011 on
  • Multiple body style choices
  • Strong five-cylinder turbo diesel engine plus great towing capacity
  • Firm ride
  • Infotainment system inferior to other Mazda models
  • Turbo diesel's low-speed lag
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
MazdaBT-50B3000 FREESTYLE SDX (4x4)Clear all

Top2008 Mazda BT-50 B3000 FREESTYLE SDX (4x4)

  • 246264 km
  • Other
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Finance available finance available Fantastic example of this popular model & would suit the most discerning buyer One of the best you will find Roadworthy included Turbo Diesel engine 4x4 Power steering Air conditioning Manual transmission Like new paint Very tidy inside & out Drives & runs absolutely beautiful Nothing to spend First to see will buy Lots of finance available Fantastic finance options available Please call our friendly staff for more information We are located

$16,990
Underwood, QLD

Dealer used
28/06/2022

Top2008 Mazda BT-50 UNY0E4 SDX Freestyle White 5 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 225312 km
  • Other
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Just traded auto 4x4 dual cab log books and service history and has a canopy as well still a fair amount of life left in this BT50 really tidy popular 4 wheel drive dual cab we are 5 min from Perth CBD priced to sell

$13,980
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
15 hours ago

Top2008 Mazda BT-50 B3000 FREESTYLE SDX (4x4) 3.0L Turbo Diesel Ute - Manual

  • 207140 km
  • Other
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

** NEW ARRIVAL ** ** CALL TO BOOK INSPECTION ** ** FIXED PRICE SALE ** ** FINANCE AVAILABLE T.A.P ** ** 12 MONTHS NATIONAL WARRANTY AND ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE (COND. APPLY) ** Practical BT-50 (4x4) Freestyle Cab that drives spot on. Perfect for the tradesman needing abit of extra space in the cab with option for 4 seats if needed, a larger tray for work and it's ready to go with a towbar and bullbar. Presents extremely well for its age and milage, a handy Ute ready for work or an off road a

$16,490
Mayfield West, NSW

Dealer used
28/06/2022

2008 Mazda BT-50 UNY0E4 SDX Freestyle White 5 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 225312 km
  • Other
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Just traded auto 4x4 dual cab log books and service history and has a canopy as well still a fair amount of life left in this BT50 really tidy popular 4 wheel drive dual cab we are 5 min from Perth CBD priced to sell

$13,980
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
15 hours ago

Mazda bt50 SDX UN 4x4 auto

  • 270000 km
  • Other
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Mazda bt50 Great work car has 270,000 ks regularly serviced. Has canopy and roof racks. Automatic $17 600 ono Will come with Wrc and rego. Also comes with spare leather seats front and rear in great condition.. price neg.

$17,600
Mernda, VIC

17 hours ago

2008 Mazda BT-50 B3000 FREESTYLE SDX (4x4)

  • 246264 km
  • Other
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Finance available finance available Fantastic example of this popular model & would suit the most discerning buyer One of the best you will find Roadworthy included Turbo Diesel engine 4x4 Power steering Air conditioning Manual transmission Like new paint Very tidy inside & out Drives & runs absolutely beautiful Nothing to spend First to see will buy Lots of finance available Fantastic finance options available Please call our friendly staff for more information We are located

$16,990
Underwood, QLD

Dealer used
28/06/2022

2008 Mazda BT-50 B3000 FREESTYLE SDX (4x4) 3.0L Turbo Diesel Ute - Manual

  • 207140 km
  • Other
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

** NEW ARRIVAL ** ** CALL TO BOOK INSPECTION ** ** FIXED PRICE SALE ** ** FINANCE AVAILABLE T.A.P ** ** 12 MONTHS NATIONAL WARRANTY AND ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE (COND. APPLY) ** Practical BT-50 (4x4) Freestyle Cab that drives spot on. Perfect for the tradesman needing abit of extra space in the cab with option for 4 seats if needed, a larger tray for work and it's ready to go with a towbar and bullbar. Presents extremely well for its age and milage, a handy Ute ready for work or an off road a

$16,490
Mayfield West, NSW

Dealer used
28/06/2022

2008 Mazda BT-50 B3000 FREESTYLE SDX Automatic Other

  • 242486 km
  • Other
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Has minor damage on drivers side, as per picture. Has a Kings awning (2.5x2.5) and canopy ready for camping. Canopy is only three years old. Only used 4 times. Has 3 month's rego. Get reliable car. Only selling due to an upgrade. Price is negotiable

$17,500
Werribee, VIC

18/06/2022

2009 Mazda bt50 4x4 freestyle cab

  • 230000 km
  • Other
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Bt-50 up for sale due to getting a work car ! •manual with 230xxx kms •hpd front mount intercooler •arb compressor fitted in the extra cab •arb rear locker •Anderson plug hardwired into cab to run a fridge •canvas canopy •tub chop •ocam extendable mirrors •arb bullbar •scf rock sliders modified to suit 2” body lift •2” suspension comes with spare leaf springs •32” maxxis razrs with spare •gme uhf •clutch & fly wheel done 30xxx kms ago •timing belt kit done 10xxxkms ago •titan drawers and wing

$20,000Negotiable
Penrith, NSW

29/05/2022

Overview of the Mazda Bt50

Overview of the Mazda Bt50

In 2006, Mazda introduced a restyled version of its ageing Bravo ute and badged it BT-50.

A new-generation model was then released in 2011, sharing significant components - such as platform and five-cylinder turbo diesel engine - with the Ford Ranger as part of a joint-venture.

A 2013 update saw the BT-50 match the class-best braked towing capacity of 3500kg, while a 2018 upgrade introduced tougher front-end styling and new features.

MAZDA BT-50 GENERATIONS (SINCE 2003)

2006-2011

2011 onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

3.2L 5-cylinder turbo diesel: 8.9 to 9.2 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO MAZDA BT-50

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: MAZDA BT-50 (2011 onwards)

Mechanically, the BT-50 is a twin to the Ford Ranger with the same driveline, suspension and many other major components.

The 3.2-litre five-cylinder is the most common variant on the second-hand market and dual-cab four-wheel-drive versions were popular and sold strongly.

So make sure any four-wheel-drive BT-50 hasn't been abused off-road by checking for damage underneath the vehicle.

Like many common-rail diesel engines, the Mazda's can experience problems with its fueI injectors, which can start to leak and require replacement.

The vehicle has also been known to go into limp-home mode if the fuel temperature rises beyond a set limit.

You also need to find out who has serviced the vehicle as the five-cylinder engine has an unconventional oil pump arrangement that will not tolerate long drain periods in the workshop.

Left too long with no oil in the sump, the pump will need to be re-primed, which is a complicated and relatively costly procedure.

And if it isn't, the engine can be damaged when re-started. Make sure the mechanic looking after the car knows this.