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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV - Consumer Reviews

2005 Mazda Tribute SUV

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rusty rusty
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Judy Romano
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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The bottom of my car rusted out no support from the dealership I finally found a welder who welded a new bottom on my car and today the arm that puts my car into gear will not move


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Blazing on!
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By vye wise
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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everyone raves about the color, roomy & comfortable for 5 adults


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Terrible build quality
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By Ryan
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I've owned this car since 2005 and treated it pretty well. Only 125,000 miles on it, and it's totaled now. Mazda won't recall an inherent flaw causing passenger wheel well to rust out prematurely around strut mount. It's a $3000+ repair. I've already put $3000 into damages when the ecm caused engine misfires on one side of engine at 82,000 miles, destroying 2 of the 3 catalytic converters in the process, and another $1000 or so in random parts like alternator, starter control arms etc. Stay away from this dumpster fire of a vehicle, and it's twins the Ford escape and mercury mariner which feature the same flaws.


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Love Mazda for this car
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Austin Reed
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Great buy. This was my first car which has 149,000 miles on it. It broke down one time and wounded up costing me nearly 1,700 butI believe it was because the previous owners did not take of the vehicle whatsoever. Other than that the car runs great and performs near perfectly for a 2005 in the year of 2016. one of the best 11 year old cars I have seen out there.


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Blown engine
13 of 30 people found this review helpful
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By pjl7
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV i Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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We read all the reviews about this vehicle before we bought two years ago. This is not the car to buy if you are looking for a reliable older vehicle. Yesterday, the engine blew and left our son stranded on the interstate.
We now have a decision to put another $2,000 to $3,000 to fix or just scrap and payoff the remainder of the five year loan.


Less than 100,000 miles, no warnings! Do not buy this vehicle.


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