2002 Mazda Tribute Consumer Review: It's really a FORD

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It's really a FORD
By Monica on


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


I purchased my Tribute in February 2002 and had to take it in 5 weeks/1800 miles later. They found a leak in a seal in the transmission and corrected it. However, my car still bucks, spits, amd misses to this very day. I have taken it back three times and the dealership has told me they all run this way and nothing is wrong. I am meeting with a factory rep next week and if that doesn't resolve the issue, I will be pursuing the lemon law. I doubt that I will ever buy another Mazda again, especially since Ford has started putting their parts in them.

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It's really a shame that these cars are having so many problems and the dealers are ignoring complaints. It's the best looking, most affordable, smaller SUV on the market...
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