I bought a used Mazda Tribute 2004 4wd with 175000 miles for my teen daughter. So far everything is great had it check out its in great shape. There some squeaky sound with the suspension, later will see if we need to replace the shocks. But every thing else is great!.
Good older vehicle
Plenty of room and plenty of power, bought this used, so far so good. I had an 06 Saturn, this one has much more room in it.
bought new 6 cylinder fully loaded.
Gently driven , changed oil every 3 k miles ect, planned to keep. After about 2 years the paint started coming off above the rear window. ,interior door panel covering came loose, radio knob broke ect. What finally did it was the engine started running rough and the ding, ding, ding of a door open would sound for no reason. Took it to the dealer 1800 for a new computer, lasted for awhile then started being possessed again. 1200 more bucks to just get it running enough to sell on e-bay. Wouldn't wish this car on my worse enemy. Buy a Toyota or Honda if you want quality.
Most reliable car I own 180k and still going.
Its not a fancy suv but what a great reliable car, great in the snow. Im going to keep it until it dies. I use it for hunting now its great on the trails.
Do anything car utility car I've ever owned
Never stuck in snow, avg 24 miles a gallon, versatile, strong car. Still can spin wheels, high intensity lights , new brakes, heated leather seats, rubberized truck tray.
Good, short wheelbase ride. Lots of pep.
Great turning radius. Lots of headroom. V6 gives great power and acceleration when you need it. Interior layout, save for where the ignition hides, is good.
Great car, good gas mileage, runs strong.
Fun to drive, dependable 4-wheel drive when you need it, but still gets good gas mileage, lots of room for luggage in back. Roof rack and fog lights two real plusses. My son loves it for college.
225K and still running smooth
I purchased my vehicle new back in 2004 - today it has 225,000 miles on it and still runs like a champ. The A/C and heating unit works really well to this day. In fact I still have never turned the A/C up full blast because it gets so cold. I have never changed a timing belt , had any transmission problems or any pricey repair jobs. I changed the oil/filter faithfully every 4-5 K miles, but other than that just routine repair work. So if your car has 100K miles on it and has been taken care of you should be in good shape for many years to come. I wish they still made the Tribute. It remains one of the more stylish SUV's ever made. Enjoy the ride !!
Best car I've owned
After a Honda (paid more than it cost new for repairs) and 2 Toyotas (reliable, but fell apart after 150K miles), I shopped around and was very happy to purchase a used Tribute (1 year / 11K miles). With a 64 mi round trip daily commute, I have logged 170K miles in 10 years. Until just a month or so ago when the engine light came on signaling a $1300 repair of the ignition system, I have spent less to maintain this car than any other I've owned. It gets 1/3 less mpg than my Toyota Corolla but then it's a SUV and I expected that. Even so, at 22 mpg it gets better mileage than my sister's late-model Hyundai. It has been a great car and I'd happily keep it until it dies a ragged death.
Better than I expected
So far I have only had this vehicle 6 months. I bought it with 92,000 miles. It drives awesome. It has enough get up and go when needed and stops quickly. It does however require the intake manifold to be taken off the replace spark plugs...an expesive ordeal. So far I love it!