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Cd sound problems?
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By canuck
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2002 Mazda Tribute SUV LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I love my Tribute, but after reading
the other reviews I'm a tad worried
about brakes, rotors etc. However, my
only problem has been a strange noise
in the cd player...I've had it
replaced once but the new one has it
as well. Has anyone else experienced
problems with the CD player? Or is it
just me?

Canuck


Best Features

Styling, vision, power, size.


Worst Features

Get rid of squeaky noises, window noises... cd noises...


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2002 LX Tribute
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By kcowan
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2002 Mazda Tribute SUV LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is a great vehicle. The only
problems we have experienced have
been with a sensor on the airbag
system.


Best Features

Power


Worst Features

air bag sensor


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Problems Starting Vehicle
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By Stranded & Mad
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2002 Mazda Tribute SUV ES-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The vehicle won't start. It takes
about 4 tries before the car finally
starts. This has happened countless
times. The service person can't find
the problem. Previously had the
stalling problem twice. Had the door
molding start coming down. Headlight
has condensation in it. Hear squeking
noise on the passenger door panel.
Accelerator gets stuck & suddenly
accelerates. To much brake dust.


Best Features

Passenger space, storage space, cd stereo system.


Worst Features

RECALL this car. Someone is going to die.


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It's a Ford, people.
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By rjpaxton
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2002 Mazda Tribute SUV DX 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We purchased the 2WD DX model instead of
a small pickup, and were pretty happy
with it for a few months. It looks
great from the outside, and the interior
design is well-thought out and easy to
work with. It's slooooow, though I'm
sure the V6 is zippier. Decent handling
once you put good tires on it. Problems
with: stereo, driver's side window, rear
hatch window, failed wheel bearing,
clutch pedal squeak, clutch chatter.
Quality wholly unacceptable.


Best Features

Good cargo capacity, especially well-done fold-down rear seat. Great set of features on the lower-level DX trim. Very good A/C and heater.


Worst Features

Quality control. A stronger 4 (I understand the 2005 model has 15 more hp). Did I mention quality control?


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Great Value
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By Crockins
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2002 Mazda Tribute SUV LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I guess you would call this a 30,000
mile report. I am very pleased with my
purchase of my 2002 Mazda Tribute. I
have used it for long trips, camping,
skiing and have not had one problem
with it. All I have done is the
routine maintenance. The only annoying
little thing is the rear window creaks
when going over bumps in the road.
When I take it in for service next time
I will have them check it out. Other
then that I have been very pleased with
it.


Best Features

The looks, its an SUV without looking like a truck. I like to say it's an SUV with sports sedan looks.


Worst Features

Fuel economy. I am getting 19-21 consistenly but would like it in the mid 25's. Also, better quality tires, I am getting alot of road noise.


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