by juguru on Jul 23, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my 2001 Mazda Tribute ES V6 4x4 in October 2000.
This has been a great car.
I recently had a tune-up at 229,000 miles and the mechanic couldn't believe it was in such great shape for being almost 13 years old.
She looks and runs like the day I bought it! I'm sure the fact I live in Charleston, SC helped keep it looking so nice - no snow!
The only problem I had with it was the pleather inserts on the door panels failed about 2 years ago, but I was able to fix them myself...
A very good and dependable vehicle and a lot of fun to drive.
My sister needed a new car so I just drove it to Upstate NY to give to her. Still running great on long trips.
I will miss driving it!!!
by gam4 on Jan 28, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Everything that I have read that can go wrong with this particular model, has gone wrong with mine. EGR valve, intake manifold gaskets tie-rods, cad. converter, door ashtray falls out, doors stick, etc...Just put a grand into it at 153K. It runs great now, and I do still love to drive it, but with gas prices going up, and the 15MPG it actually gets, I am looking for something more economical!
by Meredith on Jul 19, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I came on here looking for how long Tribute's last for but I can't find anyone with higher miles than mine. I currently have 124,000 miles and yes, I've been needing to replace a few things, but they all seem like normal wear and tear. However, I'm a little worried because of the high miles and can't afford costly repairs, but I LOVE my car. I've been pricing used ones, haha, yes I am thinking about getting another one. It's due for a tie-rod replacement and I need to have the spark plugs replaced, which will all hopefully be done this weekend. Also, my ash/trash tray thing on the backseat driver's side door has fallen out, for no reason, but otherwise, cosmetically, it's doing well.
Mazda's first sport-utility vehicle since the departure of the Navajo half a decade ago, the Tribute combines car-like ride and handling with the ability to go in the snow and tote up to five passengers and a healthy amount of their luggage. With the most powerful V6 in its class, in addition to handsome looks and a spacious cabin, the Tribute should find huge success despite an increasingly crowded small-SUV marketplace.
Can anybody help me? I have a tribute 2001 and I have had the PCM replaced, throttle cable, and even put in a new battery to try and fix my problem. The car is reving up out of control when placed in ...