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A Satisfied Owner
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By MikkiB
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2003 Mazda Tribute SUV LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Owning this vehicle has been a really good experience. It has a great turning radius and it drives like a car not a truck.


Best Features

The ease with which you can put the back seats up and down. The configuration of the dash.


Worst Features

The gear shift lever is very awkward and easily moved by bumping. Strongly consider middle seatbelt for back seat.


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new es-v6 merlot/w beige interior
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By bmartyntx
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2003 Mazda Tribute SUV ES-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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we purchased this vehicle because we wanted a small suv that can hold 5 people comfortably i am 6-3 and i looked at all the suv's out there pilot,crv,toyota full line,nissan,gmc,chevy,etc. and out of all of them i looked at i needed something that would fit and i found the ford escape does that but the tribute is actually a ford escape but with a nicer more rounded look and i feel has a better package w/ standard anti-lock brakes and is actually a little less than escape. also the warranty is better and also has roadside assist. w free loaner car. coupled with 0% financing it was very hard to find anything else even close.


Best Features

inexpensive and has good warranty with 0% financing.


Worst Features

as everyone else says shorten the shifter rod it gets in the way of the radio and the only real thing i wanted for this car was memory seats which it does not come with. other than that it is perfect.


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What a cool SUV
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By E. Johnston
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2003 Mazda Tribute SUV ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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After 1 year of owning and driving this 'ute, I still think it is one of the best 'utes you can buy for the money. It is as roomy as a full-size SUV inside (I think because they don't waste space with a 3rd row -- which no one can use or even fit into). It drives better than most sedans. The AWD really works, whether offroading (done it) or driving up an icy road to ski at 13,000' (done it).


Best Features

Handling, whether offroad, on road or on ice, is great. Stereo is very good. It is roomy and handles like a dream. Best value in the small and mid- size SUV segments.


Worst Features

Everyone says "gas mileage" here, but come on -- it is an SUV that regularly gets 22 mpg for me, city driving at 7000+' altitude. Mazda, keep up the good work.


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Perfect Family Vehicle
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By Bigkay
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2003 Mazda Tribute SUV ES-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I truly enjoy my new Tribute. It is very comfortable and so much fun to drive. I have 2 children and feel completely safe having them in the car with me. I thought I would miss my 1998 MPV when I traded it in, but I love this vehicle, I highly recommend to anyone looking for a reliable SUV.


Best Features

Horse-power good, handling good, tinted windows super, adjustable seat great, CD Player out standing.


Worst Features

Fix blind spot right side of vehicle, needs better fuel economy, back windows do not go down, kids hate not being able to put window down completely


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Mazda Tribute
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By Mazda buyer
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2003 Mazda Tribute SUV ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is and excellent car and even though it looks small, it is big on the inside.


Best Features

Leg room


Worst Features

make it have a 3rd row in the back and more gadgets in the front,but keep the excellent leg room.


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