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Still Scratching My Head
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By Joeillini
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2004 Mazda Tribute SUV ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Have had the Tribute for 1 1/2 years
and 18,000 miles. I am still kicking
myself for overlooking obvious things
that annoy me now. Bad gas Mileage
compared to EPA figure, Poor control
for sliding sunroof, no passenger-side
lock control, front seats sit to high
and can't be lowered, hard to use
cruise control at night, have had it in
the shop 3 times to fix a rattle in
tailgate that is only getting worse,
the gear shift doesn't read on the dash
50% of the time, the way the engine
downshifts going up just a slight
incline causing MPG to suffer, cheap
plastic interior door panels with no
padding, soft brake pads leave dust on
front wheels. Its my fault for
purchasing the vehicle.


Best Features

Stereo, heated seats..the Best is the Mazda emblem..knowing that although it is just a Ford Escape the emblem will help when I trade it in!


Worst Features

Rear view mirror monitors gas mileage, automatic headlights, a sotage place for your garage door opener or better yet Homelink.


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Reliable, Great Value, Strongly Recommen
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By miatajeff
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2004 Mazda Tribute SUV ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Our 2004 ES 4WD has been a super truck,
very reliable, reasonably good mpg (20)
for a vehicle this big with this much
power. Great value for the money as
well, compared to the Grand Cherokee,
Subaru, Explorer, etc
I am really happy with this vehicle.
Has great visibilty and handles very
well. Great for people (like me) who
need the height of an SUV but still
want sporty handling.


Best Features

Reliability, value, performance, warantee


Worst Features

I do love this vehicle, but make sure you can get comfortable. The seats are much too stiff for me and the vehicle Desperately needs a telescoping wheel. The HVAC system is silly, make it automatic or make it normal. These are design flaws that may prevent me from buying another.


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Amazing Vehicle
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By megd726
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2004 Mazda Tribute SUV LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I purchased this SUV mainly because I
missed driving an SUV (I originally
drove a Ford Explorer and then went
with a Mazda Millenia.) This was the
first car I have purchased and I have
not been disappointed. Mazda has been
good to me as far as service and
reliability so I was happy to purchase
a Mazda vehicle. This is a fun car to
drive. It handles like a car and I
often forget that I am driving an SUV.
For anyone who is seeking to purchase
an SUV, I would highly recommend the
Tribute. It has plenty of room for the
kids I nannyed for this summer, taking
all of my stuff down to school, and
getting me around the city. I don't
think twice about the reliability of
this car. It will get me there!


Best Features

Premium audio system is amazing! Visibility is amazing as well! You have perfect view! Love how it handles- it's fun to drive! The all wheel drive is excellent! I've felt it kick in driving through large puddles and driving along dirt roads. Perfect amount of cargo space + plenty of room for 5 people


Worst Features

A larger gas tank would be useful. The fuel economy is a little less than I had anticipated but the car is only at about 5,000 miles, so it still is considered within the break in period. It has improved since I purchased it. Honestly, this is a solid vehicle and I have not come across any problems.


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I love my Mazda Tribute
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By vp1618
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2004 Mazda Tribute SUV LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

After test driving several different
SUV, I drove and feel in love with the
Mazda Tribute. Great handling makes it
feel like your driving a car with the
the perks of an SUV. You won't be
sorry with a Tribute!!


Best Features

Very roomy on the inside! Great handling!


Worst Features

Shifter sticks a little far out, but that's only nit-picking.


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Mazda Tribute LX 4X4
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By PCFlorida
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2004 Mazda Tribute SUV LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I purchased this Suv 6 months ago. It is
so much fun to drive,has pep & is
stylish. But ,when you use the air
conditioning it uses alot of gas. Also,
the wind noise is very noticeable. The
interior has a cheap feel to it. Leg
room is limited, Especially when you put
a childs booster seat in the rear.


Best Features

It is very stylish & fun to drive. The 6 CD changer with cassette.


Worst Features

Running tubes, rear bumper mat, should be standard on the LX models. Also, having the door controls only on the driver side is very inconvenient.


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