2002 Mazda Tribute DX V6 from North America
Nice looking vehicle.
New transmission. New wheel rim. New wheel bearing. New tire.
Manufacturer will not replace vehicle. No payment has been made on it yet. That's what warranty is for!! Noticeable vibration and thumping noise on front passenger side. Enjoy driving vehicle, but would never by a Mazda again. Headaches shouldn't be part of spending thousands of dollars on a new vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th December, 2002
6th Jan 2004, 23:40
The Tribute uses the same transmission used by the Mazda 626 from 1994 - 2000 (?). This is the same one that is built by Ford with Ford quality, i.e., it will fail prematurely. Beware!
2nd Feb 2005, 15:14
My Mazda Tribute is the WORST vehicle I have ever owned! It has been to the dealer's mechanics four times in the past three months for the same problem... it wouldn't start! I have come to two, no three conclusions about my experience:
1) the Mazda Tribute is a crappy car
2) the Mazda mechanics are under educated
3) I will never buy another Mazda so long as I live!