2004 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I have had nothing but good success with this vehicle. Everyone forgets its a small SUV, not a Limousine. It rides like a little stiff - short wheel base- and seats are acceptable. It will never be quiet like a Cadillac, or smooth as a Mercedes. But it's peppy & sporty. Now have 31K miles, and zero complaints. Dealer is excellent. Can't figure our why people complain when they know up front before they buy, its not going to get the gas mielage of a Corolla. And since its a small vehicle, you not going to get a huge gas tank - where would you put it? But...in winter time its great, 4 wheel drive works fine. I would recommend this vehicle highly.
Radio is fine - yes its a little noisy inside - its a little SUV. Im tall, leg room is fine for me. Car is really peppy, and riding high feels safer. Side Air Bags are a nice feature.
Reverse Back up sensors (now on 05' Mariner, Electric lock on passenger door on Escape)would be nice, but its not like you cant reach over and open or lock the door manually. Lighted controls for Cruise Control would be nice. Sun Roof Controls are a little to close to front dome lights switch.