2002 Mazda Tribute Consumer Review: It's a Ford, people.

2002 Mazda Tribute SUV - Consumer Review

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It's a Ford, people.
By rjpaxton on


2002 Mazda Tribute DX 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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