By dannybmx on
2001 Mazda Tribute DX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my Tribute used when it had only 25,000 miles on it. It now has 228,000 miles. The engine has been great. The weak spot has been the automatic transmission. I have had the transmission rebuilt twice. However the first time the shop did not do a good job so a second time was needed. This has been such a great car for my small family. The inside is really nice a rommy allowing us to pack gear and even a 50cc motorcycle into it. I have used it to tow a motorcycle trailer without problems.
I have really enjoyed the reliability of the engine. I have had to do only the minimum amount of maintenance on it to get so much out of it.