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This car rules
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By MtotheC
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I've had the 2005 Tribute S - Fwd for about 3 months and I love it. I have always had small compact cars so I worried about driving an SUV, but this car drives great. I love the new design and the cloth seats. I like how the black is no longer two-toned. It is very fun to drive and is a smooth ride.


Favorite Features

6 cd changer/subwoofer,sunroof,tailights, fun to drive


Suggested Improvements

The light on the air conditioning is very hard to see during the day. Offer black cloth seats for the S instead of the beige. Gas mileage is about 21 mpg


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fun to drive
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By mr.pv
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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love it, iam big guy and need a lot of room. the sound will blow you away.a 10 in my book.


Favorite Features

sun roof


Suggested Improvements

controls for cd player should be likethe mazda6 and 3


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A Tribute to Mazda 's Success
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By Meri24
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is the first SUV I have purchased and I absolutly love it. I have have been looking for a mid-size SUV for the past 2 years, but nothing really caught my eye... until Mazda released the updated 2005 Tribute. WOW, I love the redesigned interior and overall look. Punchy 3.0, not bad gas mileage for a 6cyl SUV (approx. 22mpg hwy), smooth ride like a car not a truck.


Favorite Features

Comfortable seating, interior layout, stereo and all around look.


Suggested Improvements

Offer the two-tone paint scheme on all models and colors.


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Great SUV
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By PAT HEMPHILL
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I HAVE TAKEN THE SUV ON TWO TRIPS AND HAD BAD WEATHER ON BOTH TRIPS. THE MAZDA DID GREAT IN THE STORM ON BOTH TRIPS. THE GAS MILAGE WAS NOT GREAT,BUT GOOD. I HAVE ENJOYED DRIVING THE MAZDA TRIBUTE YOURS TRULY, PAT H.


Favorite Features

SIZE AND GAS MILAGE


Suggested Improvements

XM RADIO


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Best of the Best
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By Bfelosi
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my 2nd Tribute and they only get better. The exterior is beautiful and the interior is even better, with very comfortable seating and a very smooth and quiet ride. Handling of this vehicle is amazing on sharp curves and steep roads. These vehicles are loaded with standard features! I am hooked on my Mazda Tribute!


Favorite Features

Driver's seat and how conveinient all the controls are to you while you are driving. Towing power. The great sound of the stereo.


Suggested Improvements

Use tires other than the Continental. Better gas mileage


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I love it
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By sylber
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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proud owner of two tributes. love driving both of them. no problems noted.


Favorite Features

exterior


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I Like This SUV
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By jerseypaws
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This Tribby replaced a Ford Explorer Sport. What a difference! Handling, ride, comfort, performance, gas mileage, even radio reception are all much better than the Explorer. Has the feel of a much bigger SUV inside than the Liberty and RAV4 which I also tested. This Tribby came with Continental tires which I chose to upgrade to Michelin Cross Terrains for an additional $240.


Favorite Features

Leather interior, floor mounted shift, moon roof, smooth and stable ride


Suggested Improvements

Back seat headrests block some of the view in the rear view mirror (they are removable). Air conditioning button light is hard to see as being on or off, especially in daylight.


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Sweet
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By Downie
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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We looked over many of the SUV's, but decided on the Tribute. We have been happy so far. Rides like a car. Feels tight. My choice was finalized by my contentment of owning 3 Mazdas in the past and they were very reliabil. This is for the 2005 year model S with the V6.


Favorite Features

Heated seats,power of the V6,roomy,smooth ride.


Suggested Improvements

Move the shifter down lower


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By Kay Green
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Fun to Drive and it handles like a passenger car.


Favorite Features

Sun Roof


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Love my Tribute
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By Benne
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2005 Mazda Tribute SUV s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Just bought in June of 2004. LOVE my tribute. Great ride, plenty of room and EXCELLENT gas milage compared to previously owned jeep cherokee.


Favorite Features

Great price and look for a small SUV.


Suggested Improvements

Need more lighting on the heat and air conditioning controls. Maybe a temperature and compus as a standard feature?


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