2001 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Owned a LX V6 4WD for over 2 years and
now have almost 35,000 miles. It gets
decent gas milage for a SUV with so
much power. Tows very strongly, towed
car and equipment on trailer 3000 miles
cross country with no problem. Able to
pass many cars up hills that could not
go faster, while pulling about 3500#
trailer load with little effort.
Reliability concerns initially with a
leaking brake master cylinder, security
key error and a few minor problems
fixed under waranty. It has been
reliable last 25000 miles and has not
left me stranded ever like my friends
BMW X5 has 3x.
Power, looks, handling, interior room,
great audio system. Solidly build with
Shift arm length too long, blocks radio
and rear defroster, could use reduction
in road and wind noise, auto off
feature on rear defroster desired,
especially since on light indicator
blocked by shift arm.
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