It's a Ford, people.
By rjpaxton on
2002 Mazda Tribute DX 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
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.
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.
Quality control. A stronger 4 (I
understand the 2005 model has 15 more
hp). Did I mention quality control?