By VanTastic on
2002 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my Tribute after test driving a Santa Fe. I liked the Hyudai's shifter, but the Tribute beat it hands down in power and ride. The only problem in 5k miles is getting the dealer to make a second key (they lost it)...dealer satisfaction was low, but car satisfaction is high. The ride is smooth and not to stiff. Gas mileage is fine for a vehicle this size. Even the wife creature likes it. I almost wish I got the 4wd, but it's not really necessary in Las Vegas. I'm thinking of adding the rear spoiler (to help keep the back window clean), mud flaps (should be standard on a SUV), and bug deflector. All-in-all I love my Trib. ZOOM-ZOOM-ZOOM
Power!!! What can I say, give it the gas, but make sure there's no car directly ahead...this thing GOs!!!
The gear shift is to soft in feel and way to long, (can't see the rear window defog button while in drive). Add mud flaps as standard equipment!