2002 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
The vehicle has been reliable. It is fun to drive and reasonably comfortable even on an all day drive. It could use a little more back seat leg room and a little more rear storage width. The back seats won't fold flat unless you first remove the headrests. It definitely needs more soundproofing. It is a noisy highway ride. Actual mileage is about 2-3 mpg less than advertised. Overall the vehicle has more pros than cons. We have never had any regrets on the purchase.
The engine is very responsive. It will pass in a flash with no hesitation. The fabric seats are far more comfortable than leather. The adjustable lumbar support in the driver's seat is a nice feature. The vision is good with no serious blind spots. Maneuverability and handling is good.
It needs more rear leg room and a little more width in the rear storage compartment. It definitely needs more soundproofing.