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great mini-suv
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By James W
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2002 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is my second experience with
purchasing a new car. The only bad
experience I have had from beginning
to the present is a pushy salesman
from another Mazda company. We went
elsewhere, found a nice and easy going
guy and love our vehicle. It was well
worth the money and besides average
gas mileage, my wife and I plan on
keeping this car as long as it runs.


Best Features

Power seats, premium sound package, 200-hp engine, 16-inch wheels, 6 in- dash cd player


Worst Features

better gas mileage, power pedals, rear a/c vents, storage for back seat head- rests


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Tribute a good buy, fun to drive
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By freedjeff
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Have had it for 4 months and no
problems. Comfortable and truly fun to
drive, looking forward to the winter in
it.

Would recommend to all.


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tribute lx 4wd 6 cylinder
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By curly
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2002 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We owned this vehicle for a little over
one year. Initially we were impressed
with the size, acceleration, and
utility of this vehicle. However,
certain annoyances became much more
noticeable the longer we drove it. It
is NOISY. I repeat NOISY. Rear lift
developed a loud rattle which has
proven elusive to correct. Cigarette
lighter broke after one week. The
steering is very heavy at low speeds.
The seats are very firm and
uncomfortable on long trips. Fuel
economy is poor. Brake dust!!! Brake
dust all the time on the front wheels.
The longer your in this vehicle the
more annoying it becomes. Beware future
buyers, this is a FORD with mazda
badging.


Best Features

Acceleration, sound system, size.


Worst Features

Quiet the wind and road noise. Improve the seats and ride. Improve the quality.


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holding my breath....
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By jp2spidey
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

bought 2/2002. been in the shop 3 times
as of 9/12/02. 2x for stalling problem.
1x for headlight switch not working.
(relay problem i was told). headlights
not coming on at night is a "bit" of a
problem.the dealership has been great,
no question about that. i even believe
that mazda has not been very
forthcoming with them. still,having to
keep returning to the dealer on a new
car is not very encouraging at all.now
we must drive with a
constant "readiness" to take the gear
shift and quickly move it back into
neutral to restart the car while
moving.who wants to drive with that
kind of pressure??we are considering
the lemon law as of this moment.


Best Features

handles fine, fairly comfortable ride. this had the potential to be a great car,but the dangerous situations with the stalling is not worth it.mazda knows of this situation and seems to be unconcerned of the life threatening possibilities


Worst Features

int.lites should have been near dash, because reaching in the dark for buttons on the ceiling is stupid.i have heard from reliable sources that a recall may be imminent but mazda is waiting to see if the "fix" for the stalling works.


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Best Deal on a SUV
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By JCB
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2002 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We purchased our Tribute almost a year
a go. 16000+ miles, 3 cross country
trips and we are still loving it. Fuel
economy has improved ...we are
averaging 20 mpg in Atlanta traffic! on
the highway we managed 25mpg. Not bad
considering the great power and
comfort. We seriously considered the
Toyota Highlander and the Range Rover
Freelander, but Tribute wins... power,
price, space, ride and for far less
than the others.


Best Features

In-dash CD changer, low loading height, split rear gate, hidden spare (believe me this makes a big difference) less costly if you are rear ended.


Worst Features

As of 9/2002, all the common complaints of 2001 and earlier 2002 have been fixed. The shifter the defrost button, power seat. The only thing is fix the rattle from the luggage area cover!


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