2002 Mazda Tribute Consumer Review: holding my breath....

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holding my breath....
By jp2spidey on


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


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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