2005 Mazda Tribute Consumer Review: Ex Tribute Lover

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Ex Tribute Lover
By ExTributeLover on


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


I loved my 2001 Tribute then I made the mistake of trading it on a 2005. The Gear Shifter now takes of most of the space in the front. The heater/air controls now have little light-up buttons that cannot be seen in daylight. NO WAY TO TUNE THE RADIO, NO CASSETTE PLAYER. Cheap looking plastic on dash board in. NOT the fun to drive suv that the 2001 was, AND IT EATS UP GAS, 14-16MPG. Even with top pkgs chosen, you DON'T get many extras like: WHEEL LOCKS, BUG DFLCTRS, A/W MATS. The 2005 Tribute is an OVERPRICED GAS GUSSLER that lost it's zest for life.

Best Features

Nice shade of Charcoal Gray Leather interior Edmonds lists All Weather Floor Mats at $40 Dealer Price, $60 Customer Price, my dealer charges $75.)

Worst Features

Offer gear shif placement pref. Go back to the easy 3 dial heat/AC control. Include cassette player w/cd pkg. Improve fuel economy. Add some extras as standard, wheel locks, all weather floor mats, etc. STOP with the cheap plastic on the dashboard.
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