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Love my new Tribute
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By JRandyH
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2004 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We bought the Tribute as a second car
to replace a 10 year old explorer. I
mainly was looking for 4WD in a small
SUV. I was close to buying an excape
but the mazda warranty was much better
so went with them. The car drives like
a dream and my other car is an Acura
TS type L. It sits high and is really
fun to drive.


Best Features

Drives nice and handles extremely well. Nice compact size and very comfortable and I am 6-5. Attractive body style...haven't tried the 4WD yet but like the option of having the choice of selecting which was taken off the 2005.


Worst Features

The ignition switch is hard to get used to. The road and engine noise is a little excessive. I also would like a tint on the top of the windshield. The premium radio is nothing to brag about and still messing with it.


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Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4x4
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By cphuey
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2004 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Purchase my Mazda Tribute from a local
Mazda dealer in the Mpls/St Paul
area. Went to three different
dealers, ended up going to back the
1st dealer. My Tribute is loaded,
with leather, had 5000 miles on it
demo. I have driven in the cities
daily, and to the Black Hills. The
SUV sticks to the road even the wind.
Engine has pently of power for SUV.
It is does not feel like a big SUV in
tight parking lots, crusing around the
cities. Seats are very comfortable,
good viewing all around the SUV.


Best Features

V6 3.0 liter Engine, console, heated seats.


Worst Features

Gas Mileage, and the cruise control would stay within mile or two of the destinated speed, car tends to take off over hill peaks, and long downward hills


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Surprising 2004 Mazda Tribute LX-A
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By hughlock
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2004 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This SUV is just plain old fun to drive. The steering
is extremely responsive with no "center dead space"
to limit reaction time. Some people have
complained about the wind noise at high speeds; I
suggest you test drive some of the other makers of
SUV's and you will change your mind. The Tribute
is an overall success at a great price. Mine was less
than $20,000.


Best Features

Responsive steering


Worst Features

My only complaint was resolved with the 2005 model with moving the gear shift to the console.


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Tribute to my Tribute
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By karen6036
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2004 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Just turned 20,000 miles on my 2003
Tribute. Other than car washes, gas,
oil changes, one wheel balancing, and
insurance, I have spent no money on
this vehicle. NO WARRANTEE repairs
either. I would like better gas
mileage, but I actually get 18.9 - 19.3
around town and 24.5 - 25.3 on strickly
highway driving.


Best Features

Heated seats, ABS, sunroof, and it uses regular gas, not the premium grades


Worst Features

headlights that automatically turn off, climate control, and sound system like the Millenum had. Seats with automemory and an outside temp sensor would be nice. Had to buy better car mats


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GOT A LEMON
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By jnetk
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2004 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought a new 2004 Tribute LX on
Thursday and had to be towed to the
dealership the following Tuesday. With
only 340 miles on it - it has to have a
new transmission. The dealership had
to call the engineers in California to
find out what was wrong. I've now been
without it for 8 days. The dealership
is real nice and is furnishing me a
rental car but oooooh I wish I had my
1999 Ford Taurus back! (duh! I traded
IT in) There's no telling how long I
will be without it. I'm sick!!!


Best Features

I didn't get to drive it long enough to pick any.


Worst Features

Be more reliable and dependable.


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