It's really just a Ford
By Mike on
Vehicle2006 Mazda Tribute s 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
ReviewI bought the Tribute new and at 3100 total miles, my transmission broke and had to be replaced. There were no error codes when technicians hooked up to the test computer. The dealer had it for over 10 days until I got it back. The wheels and brakes continually squeak at slow speeds (typical Ford). I don't really trust the vehicle now because of the transmission and am seeking to trade it for something else (not Mazda). Unfortunately it may be awhile before I can do that as the Tribute's trade in value has severely decreased since I bought it, and continues to decrease. I will never buy another Mazda or from the dealer I purchased it from. Also poor workmanship in body panel on r/front door.
Best Features4 year/50,000 mile warranty, stereo system.
Worst FeaturesLighted cruise control, better quality parts. Break from joint ventures with Ford. It doesn't really matter because I'll never buy another Mazda. Poor build quality in body materials and poor workmanship at factory
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