2002 Mazda Tribute Consumer Review: Helloo Money Pit!

2002 Mazda Tribute - Consumer Review

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LX-V6 4dr SUV (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Helloo Money Pit!
By Threnners on


2002 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Sigh...In the past three years I have had to replace the dash odometer light, chrome hood piece, IAC Valve, Master brake cylinder, gearshift cable, the driver's side door handle, a fog light, and had to have work done on a misfiring cylinder. It creaks every time I make a left turn (bad sway bar links I'm told) and howls in the cold. The cloth is peeling off every interior door. One of the seats in the back won't go down (first time I tried!) I'm really let down because I really loved the Tribute (over the Escape) and REALLY wanted this car and to keep it 10 years but I don't think it's going to make it. When it does work though, it works very well.

Best Features

Exterior styling, great gas mileage, the 6 disc cd changer & premium sound, V6 Engine, roomy cabin space

Worst Features

Decrease the road noise inside the cabin, bigger gas tank, better glue on your cloth!
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