by tannerrocks on Feb 25, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Mazda Tribute s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
This is the second Mazda I have owned; but this one has been the best car I have ever had thus far.
I have had five cars in my life.
I have replaced brackes, had some suspension work done (tie rods etc); but having had it since it was brand new I find it stellar.
I don't off road with this; I drive on roads only.
I travel with it almost annually; and it is our primary car on weekends so I average about 14k a year.
I am very disappointed with the newer designs; if i wanted a Jeep I would buy a Jeep; not a Mazda look alike.
I am replacing the stereo this year by choice so I can keep driving this one for many more miles.
by diverdan1 on Nov 5, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Mazda Tribute s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
since buying this vehicle i have had 7300.00 warranty work done on it and heaven alone knows how much apparently my problems i have spent on it. it is the worst vehicle i have ever owned and suggest to anyone to do some thorough research before ever buying a mazda ford tribute. apparently my problems are not over yet according to my mechanic. buyer be aware when purchasing one of these.
Extensive changes for the Tribute this year include a new base engine, restyled exterior and a new electronic four-wheel-drive system. A floor-mounted shifter replaces the awkward column shifter, and ABS is now standard on all models.