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2001 Mazda Tribute - Consumer Reviews

2001 Mazda Tribute

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Great SUV
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By Roth
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I've had my Tribute for 1 year and its been everything I'd hoped for in the 30k miles I've put on it so far. It's big enough to haul almost anything I need to move, it drives and handles great in any condition, including sand and deep snow, it even does great when pulling a trailer. There are a couple minor problems; wind noise is louder than it should be, and the Ford built automatic transmission shutters if you don't frequently flush the tranny fluid. Gas mileage tops out near 20 even on the highway The gear shift selector blocks the radio controls, but you get used to that. Overall, its a great little SUV for the money.


Best Features

Great look, lots of cargo room, overall dependability.


Worst Features

Redesign automatic transmission, make the V-6 available in a 5 speed tranny, reduce wind noise, better MPG.


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You get more than you pay for
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By Brian
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought the Tribute almost one year ago for under $12K with 55K miles on it. It is not perfect. Wind noise is bad on the highway and the shifter is annoying, but everyone is amazed when I tell them what I paid. It has a superb engine and transmission, handles great (better than my old Saturn coupe), and looks good. It is not a luxury vehicle, but it is a great car. I have not had any of the problems listed below like the door leather peeling. I was a little worried by all the Ford parts. I would prefer Mazda to build it on their own, but people looking for relatively cheap SUVs with awesome performance can't be too picky. If you get it at a good price, buying the Tribute is a no brainer.


Best Features

Engine, transmission, handling, cd changer.


Worst Features

Move shifter (done on later models), decrease wind noise, add lumbar support.


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Do I have a lemon?
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By Kaycee
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This car is rough, loud, & too many things have broken that normally never break; leather(?) door panels peeled off in garage kept car. Cruise control off & hissing noise when accelerator is used.


Worst Features

The old Mazda MPV van was excellent. Follow the same plan.


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Very Disappointing
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By Disgruntled
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Too many things go wrong. Within one year, had to replace windshield wipers, ashtray, and passenger door handle. Had a stall while driving @ 45 MPH due to failed powertrain, crashed into a fence. Loud wind noise from passenger back door. Rear windshield wiper keeps falling off. Door panel leather peeling off. Headliner cardboard coming off in trunk of car. Loud noise and rumbling when going in or out of overdrive. Random check engine lights go on and off all the time. Save your money and buy something better.


Best Features

Overall size, inside ergonomics besides shift gear placement.


Worst Features

EVERYTHING. They weren't ready to launch this car and didn't work out any of the kinks. Thus, they created an unsafe and unreliable vehicle to taint the Mazda name. Tsk Tsk.


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My Mazda
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By sexyblkgyrl1981
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I love my Tribute and would not give it up for anything.


Best Features

The option to have it in 4WD is always nice, and there's plenty of room inside.


Worst Features

Better audio is always good.


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