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.
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.
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.
Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews