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GOOD FUN AND RELIABLE
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By vinlanda
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2003 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Wasn't sure at first, but have grown to like this vehicle. Good pep, sporty style, and easy on the eye. Only downfalls, are the interior collects way to much lint and dirt, and the gas pedal is too hard or sticky. But overall it is a good vehicle and am pleased. Little noisy, but better tires helps that.


Best Features

Pep, looks, style.


Worst Features

Different interior materials for seats and dash, and loosen up gas pedal.


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My second Tribute
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By BC
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2003 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This was my second Tribute having
turned in my 2001 Dx for the more
luxury ES.Does most things well
excpt,sucks gas,13to18mpg,and
Continental tires suck big time.Biggest
piece of garbage for tires,after 5000
miles they feel square and makes lots
of road noise


Best Features

easy to drive,performs well


Worst Features

glad they put the shifter on the floor for '05,always interferes with the radio,bad gas mileage


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Tribute Will Tow
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By Illinibravada
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2003 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Researched and test drove alot of
midsize SUV's. Really am pleased with
the Tribute. (Wife drives Highlander)
Mileage 22 combo city/highway. I also
use it to tow my 18 ft bass boat.
Vehicle has tow package. I get 18-20
mpg when towing the boat. As my 5
year old says it has alot of zoom zoom
dad.


Best Features

Firm leather seats, rear opening, exterior body style, 16 inch wheels, v6 power, deep center storage tray,


Worst Features

door arm rest made of soft material instead of hard plastic, lock control on passenger door, rear seat with center arm rest, controls on steering wheel with lights for night use.full size spare


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Decent SUV
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By spd
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2003 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Good power, fun to drive. Problems are
that the disc brakes and rotors wore
out at abt 30,000 miles. Mazda agreed
to pay for it this time as they should
have lasted longer. Recently I have a
great deal of road noise due to tires
wearing in a strange way. They are not
worn out, but still have to be
replaced. This vehicle is driven
mainly on the freeway and should not
have these types of problems at this
mileage. Also, there is a whistling
that occurs on the drivers side at
around 70mph. Not a good thing when
you spend most of your time on the
freeways.


Best Features

Great sound system (6 disc, 180W). Good cargo area for the size vehicle.


Worst Features

Fix the break problem. Dealer said they are seeing quite a few of these coming in with worn rotors. Find out what causes the whistling.


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Still Got the Zoom Zoom 1 Year Later!
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By MWi1068196
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2003 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Outstanding ownership experience.
Traded a 2002 Millenia for my Tribute
with no regrets whatsoever. Does
everything I want it to do and more!
Purchasing experience with the
dealership wasn't good, to say the
least, but service and maintenance with
the local dealership has been fantastic!


Best Features

Plenty of power, good looking styling, carlike ride, but still cargo room to carry what I need. Towing package is great for my bike rack.


Worst Features

Gas mileage could be a little better, but, hey, it's not a 4 cyl. econobox.


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