So far so good
By Doug Paradore on
2004 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
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.
Stereo, 4 wheel drive, large storage compartments, engine pep.
More interior lighting, smaller gear shifter, telescoping steering wheel would be cool.