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2006 Mazda Tribute SUV - Consumer Reviews

2006 Mazda Tribute SUV

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Nice value
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Wes
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2006 Mazda Tribute SUV i 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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Gas mileage is as low as 12-15 mpg in town. Max of 21 mpg long distance hwy.

Very reliable. NO repairs needed since 2006.


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2006 Mazda 4-dr SUV 5 spd Manual
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By Jane
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2006 Mazda Tribute SUV i 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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Have had the car for 3 years now. Although the car seems underpowered with the smaller engine the gas mileage is very good, the manual transmission really makes the difference. Comfortable in town and on trips and handles very well. So far has aged well both inside and out despite dogs and kids.


Best Features

This is an SUV that drives like a car so that it doesn't feel heavy or stiff.


Worst Features

Mazda's paint finishes are not as durable as other cars I have owned.


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Perfect basic transportation
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By MazdaRob
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2006 Mazda Tribute SUV i 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I have always owned Toyotas, but hate the redesigned RAV. So I looked at the Tribute and got a great end of year deal. Now, I only require a vehicle with a CD player and AC, so features don't interest me. This car is reliable, economical (I get nearly 30 mpg on the highway and high 20s around town. I've had no mechanical problems in 45,000 and the tires are still original. Honda CRVs chew up the tires! The Tribute has room to tote lumber, move furniture and carry tools, but it's also comfortable on long trips and handles very well. I would buy another one in a heartbeat. Plus, my dealer charge for service is very reasonable. It's a great SUV!


Best Features

Gas mileage, better than my friends CRV, or Forrester or the RAV. Far more affordable on the lot. It's roomy and easy to drive and park.


Worst Features

None


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Don't Buy
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By Not so happy owner
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2006 Mazda Tribute SUV i 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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Don’t buy it! I’ve had my Tribute for 6 months and have 9700 miles on it now. I bought it new. I wanted wait a while before posting anything online. I’ve had problems from the beginning: 1. One of my doors had messed up clear coat. Had to get refinished. 2. Missing clutch bearing plate. I am mechanically inclined, but never had a manual so I don’t know what that is. But sure as heck sounds important. 3. When changing air vent flow from ground to upper vents, the ground vents blow air out for about another 10 minutes. Only happens on AC, not on heat. Go figure. 4. One of the upper vents does not close. 5. When it is cold out, it is near impossible to get back into first gear.


Best Features

Great gas mileage and good handling for SUV.


Worst Features

Fix mechanical quality.


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Five on the Floor
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By Tributetotribute
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2006 Mazda Tribute SUV i 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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Just traded in a '99 Explorer on this little SUV. So far so good. It's 4 cylinder, five speed is very peppy. We have 2WD which is all most people need. Love the mpg. We added leather and moonroof to class it up a bit.


Best Features

Five speed and interior design.


Worst Features

A little bigger seats with a little more padding would greatly enhance the comfort.


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