2001 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I had my lovely car for close to 10 years when a truck backed into it and smashed the radiator and grill :-( still arguing with insurance. It had 150,000 miles on it and ran like a dream-- mechanics all said (both dealer & private) that it had many more miles on it. I had to get a new transmission at 147,000 miles other than that just the regular wear-- oil change and brakes. I am negotiating with insurance but I WANT MY CAR BACK!! I love my tribute and I'm sure it has many more years left in it.
Roominess of cargo space-- fits 2 9.5 surfboards with ease. Nice leather seats, comfy, and handles well 4wd for the snow-- great
they fixed it on the newer models-- the shifter is in an awkward place