2001 Mazda Tribute DX 4 cylinder from North America
Excellent value; lots of car for the money
Something that holds the clutch cable in place broke twice, and the gear linkage was always noisy when shifting, but honestly no big deal. Also, the accelerator plate was sticky in the gas pedal. Needed occasional lubricating.
Also, quite noisy inside (road noise), and the gas mileage wasn't as good as smaller 4 cylinder cars (obviously), but really acceptable considering you have an SUV that would normally be a heavy 6 cylinder gas guzzler.
Overall, was a really decent car. Good space, great ride, decent pep and pull. Comfortable seating, no blind spots. Was very happy with it during the time I owned it. And great in the snow with the AWD.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd April, 2011