I still love my 2001 Tribute
By Cary on
2001 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I've been meaning to submit a report since 2001... I love this car. It has enough power to merge and pass safely on the highway, enough cargo space to haul a garden's worth of plants & mulch with the option of opening just the back window for extra-long items, the seats are comfortable on 8 hour drives and I still feel happy when I see its graceful profile in the parking lot, especially next to bigger, clunkier SUVs. I bought it new, and put over 120,000 miles on it. It still feels like my "new" car. Unfortunately, it crashed last week (no fault of the Tribute), so here I am, looking for another just like it. That says it all: would I buy it again? Yes!
Comfortable seats, lots of room, good mileage for its size, looks great, fun to drive.
My only complaint is that the rear seat belts put a dent and stain on the seat backs. Maybe this has been addressed or was not a common problem.