2004 Mazda Tribute SUV ES-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I researched all compact SUV's before
purchase. Decided that the true cost
to own of this vehicle was better for
my family. Drives nice, and I don't
seem to have the wind problem other
are having. I have the base model
stereo, and would have rathered the
upgrade. The DVD is a life saver for
long trips. My daughter can't wait to
go on a long trip so she can use it!
DVD player...cargo space...fold-down
seats...side curtain airbags for the
The shifter is in the way. I wouldn't
want to move it to the floor, but it
always seems to be in the way of the
radio. Also, the starter key hole
takes a lot to get used to, especially
in the dark...need a standard light
2004 Mazda Tribute SUV LX-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my car back in March and I
have really loved it. It has seemed to
be a very reliable car. The only
problems I do have with it at this
point is when I first go to start it
(we don't have cold weather where I
live), but it seems to almost want to
die or not start. It turns over fine
but at first it doesn't idle right.
I've heard several complaints very
similar to this one. At first, my
battery light would almost always be
on except for when I would drive a
couple of hours out of town, but when
I would get back in the battery light
would be back on. This only lasted for
My favorite part about the car is
simply the way it drives. It does have
good room inside and perfect places to
store things, especially the middle
console between the front seats.
I do wish the glove box had a light. I
have found it difficult to grab some
things from it when I'm in a quick
need. Some things I have found to be
made cheepy and just doesn't seem
heavy duty. But other than that, I
definately do love this SUV.
2004 Mazda Tribute SUV LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
We bought the Tribute as a second car
to replace a 10 year old explorer. I
mainly was looking for 4WD in a small
SUV. I was close to buying an excape
but the mazda warranty was much better
so went with them. The car drives like
a dream and my other car is an Acura
TS type L. It sits high and is really
fun to drive.
Drives nice and handles extremely well.
Nice compact size and very comfortable
and I am 6-5. Attractive body
style...haven't tried the 4WD yet but
like the option of having the choice
of selecting which was taken off the
The ignition switch is hard to get
used to. The road and engine noise is
a little excessive. I also would like
a tint on the top of the windshield.
The premium radio is nothing to brag
about and still messing with it.
2004 Mazda Tribute SUV ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Purchase my Mazda Tribute from a local
Mazda dealer in the Mpls/St Paul
area. Went to three different
dealers, ended up going to back the
1st dealer. My Tribute is loaded,
with leather, had 5000 miles on it
demo. I have driven in the cities
daily, and to the Black Hills. The
SUV sticks to the road even the wind.
Engine has pently of power for SUV.
It is does not feel like a big SUV in
tight parking lots, crusing around the
cities. Seats are very comfortable,
good viewing all around the SUV.
V6 3.0 liter Engine, console, heated
Gas Mileage, and the cruise control
would stay within mile or two of the
destinated speed, car tends to take
off over hill peaks, and long downward