Love my V-6 Tribute
By Kevin&Thom on
2006 Mazda Tribute s 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my Tribute brand new off the showroom floor, it had 7 miles on it. She now has almost 90,000 miles on her and she is still going strong. I do regular oil changes, had a transmission service at 60-K, just had the transfer case fluid changed about 1,000 miles ago. The vehicle is fun to drive, does very well in the snow, has great get up and go power. Fuel economy could be better, but it is a full time AWD vehicle, so nothing unexpected. She averages about 21-22mpg on highway and 16-18 in the city traffic. So far so good, she is well out of warranty so fingers crossed no issues arise.
The fun to drive factor and reliability
Passenger side door lock control, lighted cruise control on steering wheel, outside temp register (this option was available on an upgraded rear view mirror that cost $400)