2000 Mazda Tribute DX 2.0 from North America


Not worth the price. Too much Ford in it (all of it)


The rear bumper separated from the frame creating a tapping noise at hi way speeds. 3 times the "buttons" on the rear window rusted and were replaced. At 75000k, my clutch petal assembly snapped off while I was driving leaving me without clutch or pedal. The emergency brake cable seized, and later broke. The gas pedal (throttle assembly) stuck open on the hiway once.

General Comments:

It was fairly fuel efficient, but aged very poorly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd July, 2004

2000 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0 gas from North America


Too many FORD parts spoils a nice truck


Needed brake rotors due to pads wearing down the rotors prematurely. Had the coolant sensor replaced due to a malfunction. Tires at 40k.

General Comments:

Except for the rotors, this is a nice truck to drive. It has some pep and is a good size for a small family or retired person. I am questioning the reliability due too many if not all FORD parts in this Mazda. I wish the truck had a orig. Mazda engine and tranny etc for better long term service. Because of this I will most likely trade it in on a used 4Runner or Pathfinder, which are the most reliable in my price range.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th January, 2004

25th Jan 2004, 09:03

There is one problem with this review. The Mazda Tribute is not a truck. It is built on a car base, like the Saturn Vue or Toyota Highlander. I would suggest this small SUV for customers looking for more of a car than a truck. The Ford Escape is virtually the same car. Ford and Mazda worked together on making these two cars. Excellent design and very safe.