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2004 Mazda Tribute SUV - Consumer Reviews

2004 Mazda Tribute SUV

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1 1/2 Year Review
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By kkcaufield
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2004 Mazda Tribute SUV ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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So far so good
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By Doug Paradore
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2004 Mazda Tribute SUV LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I have owned a Tribute for one year now with absolutely no issues. I'm very satisfied with the vehicle so far. Great pep, great stereo, comfortable and roomy, great in snow, good handling and road vision, excellent braking. Could use more illumination in cabin for things like the key ignition, cruise control on steering wheels and reading lamps would be preferred in front instead of having to reach behind. And of course the gear shifter is too long. But since the car is such a pleasure to drive and own, these small things are easily overlooked. Buy one now! I also considered and test drove the Highlander, Pilot, & Forester. Believe me this is the best choice of all of them.


Best Features

Stereo, 4 wheel drive, large storage compartments, engine pep.


Worst Features

More interior lighting, smaller gear shifter, telescoping steering wheel would be cool.


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Great Little SUV
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By bushdow
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2004 Mazda Tribute SUV DX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased this vehicle in February
2004 I saved thousands on the sticker
price. The SUV has performed well. I
took it back on Christmas Day for an
emmission sensor problem. It is roomy
and peppy for a 4 cylinder engine.


Best Features

The rear space area is very roomy. I like the fel of the manual transmission. (5 Speed)


Worst Features

Cruise Control and bigger tires.


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9 Month Review
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By MPV39
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2004 Mazda Tribute SUV LX-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I had a hunch that the Tribute would
be a very good vehicle because I have
owned 2 MPV's and knew the Tribute
would be a great addition to the
family. Fun at the Beach, in the
mountains and love to ride with the
Moonroof open. Great Vehicle......so
far. Needs the front bracket mounted,
but I mounted it anyway because there
are 2 small places where you can drive
screws into the bumper and display
your favorite tag. Go Noles/Dawgs!!!!!


Best Features

Moonroof and the stereo and just the overall SUV Experience. I can actually park this anywhere without feeling I have to cram into spaces at the Malls.


Worst Features

Windshield wipers drag even when it rains and makes that awful dragging noise. Make it where you can have the Moonroof and the DVD Player. More color selection. Where did Violet Gray come from? That wasnt on the chart. Looking for the new body design in 2006 I have been hearing about.


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Mazda Tribute Review
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By Bridget A. D. T.
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2004 Mazda Tribute SUV LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I have owned this vehicle since June
2002. It has been a great SUV. Rides
like a car - not a truck. Easy to get
in and out - perfect height. Smooth
handling on city streets as well as
highway driving. Nice compact size yet
still roomy enough for large shopping
experiences and/or extra cabin guests.
Fun looking and fun to drive.


Best Features

Compact size. Ease of handling. Smooth driving. Drives like a car not a truck. Easy to operate dash board options. Nice sun roof/moon roof - never leaks! Spacious interior for guests and supplies. Good stereo/cd system.


Worst Features

More interior and exterior color options. Higher grade interior materials. Heated seats for winter. Better climate controls for heat/ac for driver, passenger and rear passengers. Only one system not enough for perfect climate for all riders.


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