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2002 Mazda Tribute

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bang for the buck
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By rice
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2002 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Paid 21,500 with factory step guards
and
rear bumper step up plate, and the
dealer installed an fantastic after
market power sunroof that looks and
acts better than a factory one. This is
a GREAT looking car.I dare you to tell
me a ML320 looks 20k BETTER! This car
has much gettie-up, the V6 200 horse
zooms. I has a little apprehensiv about
buying a car with anything to do with
FORD name, but I prayfully took a shot.
So far 13,000 trouble free miles. Had a
lot a snow this winter in new york and
the 2wd pulled through 24in of snow
with only minamil trouble, I can image
what the 4wd would do. Gas mileage I
would is better than average for a V6


Best Features

v6 200hp engine is quiet and very fast.


Worst Features

Cheap bubble plastic ignition switch and vent controlls. As everyone else says the drive shift level is in the way of the radio, HOW STUPID. problem.


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No Problems Here
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By GMan
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2002 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Have had my Tribute for about 7 months
now and am quite happy with it. Only
thing which stands out is gas mileage
which seems poor. Other than that,
comfort and handling is excellent as
well as performance.


Best Features

Front Seating; Cargo area


Worst Features

Automatic shift could be in better position as it gets in way of CD Player.


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Squeeks, rattles and no rolls
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By SPD
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is my first true cold winter with
the Trib and it's developed some noisy
squeeks and rattles. The most annoying
is the center arm rest. Any small
amount of pressure applied to it and it
squeeks...this has to go. I've read all
the possible problems with the Trib,
but this is a new one. The next one is
the back window; rattle, rattle and
rattle. I realize that
most "hatchbacks" develope rattles, but
I don't want to hear them on my year
old, 25k vehicle.


Best Features

Handling and more handling. This is my first SUV (truck) and it's good in- between vechicle. The 4 wheel drive system is good also.


Worst Features

uumm, I'll try some different constructive critizism. How'sa 'bout a five speed transmission. Less shifting and better gas mileage!


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AOK by me
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By teleskier
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2002 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I've only had the Trib for 3 months, but
so far I've enjoyed my purchase.
My biggest concern was performance in
snow, as I live in a mountainous region
and like to ski. The Trib has done fine
driving through snow storms and up snowy
mountain roads. It also holds all my
gear with out a problem. I like the
power it has to go up Mountain passes
and to cruise on the highway. The roof
rack could be a little higher as the
clamps for Thule ski rack I put on don't
have enough clearance off the roof.
The gas milage is disappointing, I've
been averaging 18-19 mpg with a
combination of highway and city driving.
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Best Features

Good road performance, handles well. Cargo space handles recreation gear and a bike fits in easily with the rear seats folded down. Nice stereo system. I like the styling.


Worst Features

Automatic transmission shifter could be shorten a couple of inches. The windshield has pitted rather easily in my opinion. When driving at highway speeds, wind noise from the driver side window is enough to be noticable. The window is shut as tight as possible.


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Review of a Mazda lover
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By Reetz
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I purchased my Tribute in March of
2002. It's fun to drive and is very
reliable. It handles every kind of
road condition and even stops straight
on icy roads. The things I would
improve would be the front passenger's
seat belt. It locks up too easily.
Also, the interior quality could be
better. The molding on the inside of
the doors keeps coming loose. Then
again, there is no perfect car in my
opinion.


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