2002 Mazda Tribute Consumer Review: Tribute ES-V6 4WD ... fun driv
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2002 Mazda Tribute SUV - Consumer Review

2002 Mazda Tribute SUV

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Tribute ES-V6 4WD ... fun driving
By orlie on

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2002 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

A year ago, I was looking for an
affordable, useful, and good looking
vehicle to replace my old sedan. The
Tribute was my #1 choice back then
(Jan '01), and it still is now
(May '02). It's by far the most useful
yet fun to drive vehicle I've had
without breaking my budget. I love the
way it handles on just about all on-
road conditions although I wouldn't
take it off-road -- it's not a Jeep.
Gas mileage is disappointing at 16mpg
city and 21mpg highway, less than the
EPA ratings, but that may be because I
enjoy driving it too much. Exterior is
stylish and refined-looking; interior
needs better materials and sound
insulation.

Best Features

handsom exterior looks, powerful V6, sure-footed handling, compact yet spacious passenger & cargo space, attractive pricing even with all the options

Worst Features

improve interior quality and materials, add more road & engine noise insulation, relocate gear shift lever, offer all-wheel drive capability and low-range transfer case
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