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2002 Mazda Tribute - Consumer Reviews

2002 Mazda Tribute

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It's a Ford, people.
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By rjpaxton
on

Vehicle

2002 Mazda Tribute DX 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We purchased the 2WD DX model instead of
a small pickup, and were pretty happy
with it for a few months. It looks
great from the outside, and the interior
design is well-thought out and easy to
work with. It's slooooow, though I'm
sure the V6 is zippier. Decent handling
once you put good tires on it. Problems
with: stereo, driver's side window, rear
hatch window, failed wheel bearing,
clutch pedal squeak, clutch chatter.
Quality wholly unacceptable.


Best Features

Good cargo capacity, especially well-done fold-down rear seat. Great set of features on the lower-level DX trim. Very good A/C and heater.


Worst Features

Quality control. A stronger 4 (I understand the 2005 model has 15 more hp). Did I mention quality control?


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Tribute Summary
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By stev
on

Vehicle

2002 Mazda Tribute DX 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Here is a summary of the rest of the
board. Fun to drive, looks great, good
power, and nice ride. Should change
the location of gear shifter, noise at
high speeds, gas mileage, mud flaps,
cheap "leather", lighted cruise
control, ignition light-up, and
steering wheel radio control. There
has been some stalling early in
purchase and customer service is
horrible. I agree with all but the
last two, knock on wood.


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So far so good
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jaddy
on

Vehicle

2002 Mazda Tribute DX 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have had my Tribute for a year now
and have no troubles. The ride is very
smooth, and the drivetrain is
surprisingly responsive, considering
the low-end power package. The
interior is very roomy for all five
passengers, with plenty of cargo area
as well. The only negatives I have
noticed is in the transmission. It can
be difficult to shift gears at higher
rpms, and it has a tendency to spin the
tires too easily when accelerating from
a stop. But overall, I'm very pleased.


Best Features

Comfortable interior


Worst Features

Needs a redline on the tachometer. Wind noise could be lower.


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