by chicago2624 on Dec 10, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my tribute over a year ago- with over 100k miles on it- a lot, I know, by I'm a poor college student! This was well worth the investment. I do all normal maintenance regularly And have had no major problems. It's really roomy, reliable, and safe! I love the 4WD in the winter! I am amazed at how smooth it drives. I do not have a garage to store it in unfortunately, but there have still been no
issues- in the winter I. Let it warm up and it does
great. The back storage is great, it seems like I'm always packing up. I would definitely recommend this car!
by nanski50 on Dec 3, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased my 2004 Mazada Tribute used with 85.000 miles in early Oct. 2012.
I decided to down size from my last vehicle which was a Crysler Town and Country mini van.
I did alot of research and the Tribute kept coming out on top.
This is a great little SUV.
It is fun to drive, peepy, and gets mileage as advertised.
It has no rattles and controls are easy to reach.
It doesn't have all the bells and whistles that my mini van did but I am enjoying it completely.
I love my Tribute and plan to drive it for many years.
by maskita on Jul 24, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Purchased used with 106K on the clock, now has 113K. We were attracted to the exterior styling and interior features of the 2004 Mazda Tribute. It gives a very stable and comfortable ride. I hate the poor air conditioning controls. When you select the A/C, you cannot select which vents (high or low) the air comes out of, unlike the Toyotas and Hondas that I am accustomed to. The V6 engine pulls fairly well at low speeds, but seems to have a difficult time maintaining 70 mph on some highway inclines. I expected better than 22 mpg from a modern Japanese vehicle of this size. Would not buy another one.
HI, I ALSO HAVE A TRIBUTE 2004 WITH THE SAME GAUGES PROBLEMS. I HAVE TAKEN MINE TO THREE DEALERS AND THEY CAN'T FIND THE PROBLEM EVEN WITH THA MAZDA TECH. HAVE FOUND OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS.. THANKS M...
To further warn anyone considering buying a used (or new) Mazda Tribute, I add this story about two transmission failures in my 2004 Mazda Tribute, the second one with only 27,000 miles on it. The fi...