2002 Mazda Tribute ES V6 from North America
Don't buy this car unless you have a bottomless bank account.
Transmission failed at 60,000.
Radiator developed a leak shortly after that.
Check engine light just came on and car is running rough.
Lots and lots of rattles in the back as well as front arm rest and squeaks in the dash.
Very rough ride especially on long trips.
Other than the squeaks and rattles this was a good car. Then the transmission went out completely with no warning. It just suddenly went out when we were driving down the highway. My husband works from home, but also travels. He uses the car strictly to drive himself to and from the airport. The transmission repair shop said they have replaced many transmissions on Mazda SUVs.
A few weeks after the transmission was replaced the radiator began leaking.
Just when we thought it was going to run fine the check engine light came on and the car began running rough. We weren't driving very fast when this happened and haven't taken it in yet to see what this repair will cost.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th January, 2008