2001 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Bought the ES w/ 4wd almost by accident - I was
checking out 4-door cars at the VW dealer next
door, when a salesman talked me into driving the
Trib. The drive sold me, coupled with what I felt
was a huge bang-for-the buck value - V-6, 4wd, all
options, leather, great adjustable seat - all for
under 22k (after negotiations). I've taken it in for a
few minor recall checks, never spent more than an
hour each time. Car still runs like new! I
recommend it highly!
Ride, drive, and comfort. Low maintenence.
Do away with the "computer-chip" style key. They
are overly expensive to replace and really don't stop
true theives. But I guess these keys are showing up
in all new cars these days. Design the back-end
aerodynamics so that the rear glass doesn't always
get covered in water spray when it rains.