Poor Gas Mileage -nothing to do about it
By wynn003 on
2006 Mazda Tribute i 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A)
I'll just list the bad stuff (I'm sure you've read enough good stuff so I need to balance it). I replaced a 1993 V6 Navajo that does 15 MPG. Now sticker says 22-26MPG on this tribute. I drive both so I'm hoping maybe 24MPG, but would be ok with 22MPG since it's more in the city. Guess what I get? 16-17MPG!!! I've told this to the dealer and all I keep getting from them is that it's right, that they (Mazda) are revamping the whole mileage rating because it's not accurate. !??!? Why not just list the right one? I got a 13 yr old newer car to get 1 MPG more? I don't even drive aggressively anymore. On top of that, when I accelerate from a stop sign, I can feel a thud in the gear.
comfort and styling
Better customer service and explanation to the MPG. Yes, I know that it's not "common" so why no "revamping" needed. I'm also getting the window squeak on the driver side.