By safiri on
Vehicle2004 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
ReviewI wanted an SUV, so I checked out the
Subaru Forester. Though it ranked high
in safety & does great for off road, I
don't drive off road. I also felt the
Forester was too low to the ground
(though this low center of gravity=less
chance of roll over), & I didn't want
to dig out another car from a snowy NY
winter. Checked out the Kia Sorento.
This midsize SUV was too big for my
needs. Since I owned a Mazda 323, I
checked out the Tribute. The rich
looking interior is well laid out. The
outside has nice lines. It has good
safety test results, with comparable
gas mileage for an SUV. It has POWER
(V6) & 4 wheel drive which is great for
Best FeaturesSix cd plyr/am fm radio with a cassette player. Heated side mirrors. Rear cargo door opens up & not sideways & the rear cargo door glass opens. Four wheel drive & a V6 engine. There is no spare hanging off the back blocking your view.
Worst FeaturesMy one pet peeve with this car is there is no regular size spare tire. The spare which is in the cargo floor area is a donut and it ridiculous. There should be a full sized spare.
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