Most versatile car possible
I love the tribute. First I owned an '02 which drove smoothly with no major repairs through 220,000 miles. I'm now on my second, an '06 which I got a week ago and I'm loving even more. These cars will give you what you want in an SUV without compromising agility
Best vehicle we've ever owned.
This vehicle meets all our needs. Comfortable for both short and long trips. Great leg room front and back. Lots of room for luggage and groceries. Bought used at great price with trade in vehicle. Three recalls which we have currently having fixed.
The Best First Car
I was looking for cars and saw this one through the app. Low miles and low price really caught my attention. I went to check it and this car runs smoothly. Love it! Best car for the first car I’ve ever bought.
13 Years Old and Still My Baby
My car has given me comfort and security for all these years. Who says age is only a number? It sill is the best ride.
Too many problems
I bought this car with 193k miles on it. Car was very reliable. When it reached 250k miles, I start to have a lot of problems with this car. I had to replace valve cover gaskets, radiator, and the transmission eventually gave out. The cost of repairs is outrageous.
Cute small SUV
The SUV was everything I needed, small compact SUV that has plenty of get up and go, and is 4WD. I have a rack to carry my kayak, lots of leg room inside, and plenty of room for your gear in back.
Great vehicle. Would definitely recommend
Love the flexibility to drive to work in the suburbs and hit the lake on the weekend all in the same vehicle. Gas mileage on mine is pretty good to. Overall a very reliable and economical car to drive.
perfect suv for a first car
I originally wanted an explorer sport trec or maybe a dodge Dakota for my first car bu ended up with my 2006 Mazda Tribute i trim level with the 2.3L i4. its slow/ish and since its 12 years old the average MPG I get is around 20/21 combined. the seats haven't ripped and the leather stays pretty clean. the optional DVD player has jammed so nacho libre is stuck in there till the next owner decides to remove it. the FWD paired with Cooper all season tires is the perfect set up with little wind noise and amazing grip in the snowy winters and rainy rest of the year in NE Ohio. no body rust and the only rust thats on the frame is surface rust. I removed the OEM stereo and put a touch screen/back up camera set up. works beautifully other than its a some-what loose fit and when driving down the road the stereo squeaks a lot, but music covers that noise like it isn't even there. I have a faulty door ajar sensor so the open door light on the dash is on in the summer months. the door beeper also goes off like crazy too, still cannot find what latch is faulty although I think its one of the two latches in the tail gate. headlights are nice and bright and turn signals are bright also. back seats are about average for an early 2000's mid size suv. decent enough room in the cargo area also with plenty of space where the tire jack is for small things like jumper cables. it can turn on a dime and keeps at 70 Mph pretty well. although I do wish it was a six speed auto instead of the four, sometimes the transmission likes to hold first and second gear just a second or two too long. if you want an inexpensive first car for you or your child the IIHS ratings on it are pretty good. the sixteen and a half gallon fuel tank gets me about 290-320 miles till the needle is about to hit rock bottom. over all its a perfect first car for me and I've loved my little Marsha to death, gonna be sad when I trade it in but it served me well.
Great little SUV
I recently purchased a 2006 Mazda Tribute from a local dealer here in Tucson. For an older vehicle this little SUV has nice style, the interior isn't fancy but it is comfortable and nice looking. The overall ride is smooth and the car itself is easy to drive. I previously had a 99 Jeep Cherokee that I loved and I am equally as happy with this Tribute.
First and foremost, my car is currently on its 3rd engine. I have also had to replace my air conditioning compressor, the rear wheel differential, a swaybar, a fuel pump, several belts and lights and sensors in the dashboard. Its disheartening to hear even your own mechanics tell you your car is equivalent to a ford escape and you should never have bought this car.