At 89,000 miles this vehicle has continuing engine problems.
Over all, the tribute is doing fine. I'm not really impressed with the gas mileage. It has handled great in the snow. But now that I've had it for a few months, I realized the lack of 'Standard' features...power locks on both front door panels not just the drivers door panel, automatic headlights, and doors that lock automatically when the car is in motion and a drivers door that unlocks when in park! The other issue I have is a lack in selection of frequency of the wiper blades and the thermostat settings, esp with the heat...it's either very warm or cool, nothing in between. But like I mentioned it has handled well, so far.
Would definately recommend this vehicle for anyone looking for midsize SUV. I love everything about this vehicle! At first glance I thought it was too large, was looking for a Rav 4, had a CRV before. It looks great from outside, stylish yet sturdy, a little rugged, a little agressive, but very sleek all at the same time. When I stepped up into the Tribute, it just made sense. Everything is within reach. The way it drives is amazing, hugs the road and makes me feel very stable. Braking is very responsive. Visibility is great, never have to turn my body too much to check my blind spots. The room in this vehicle is out of control. Tons of space for my toddler car seat and two other people in the back with leg room, and don't forget plenty of cargo space. Love the feature that allows you to open just the window or the entire rear door. 6 CD stereo sounds fabulous, thought I would spend a couple hundred on an aftermarket stereo, but no need to. Mine has leather seats so that adds to the look and feel of the interior. Comfort level is awesome great roadtrip vehicle. Gas was my only concern getting into this after driving a CRV, Camry and Corrolla. It gets about 18-20 miles per gallon for me, and that's 80-90% city driving. I'm still very happy and satisfied with my Mazda Tribute and highly recommend it to anyone!