It performs like a trooper and handled very well in the snow and ice this winter. It's downfall is that the seats are like riding on cloth-covered boards. Amenities without plush is no fun. The gas mileage is right-on at about 20 mpg for most fill-ups. There is plenty of space to cart things around.
2006 Mazda TributeDissillusioned - North Carolina07/16/2012
I bought my Mazda Tribute in January 2009. It was 2 years/3 days old). After owning it five months, the transmission went out. Fortunately, it was still under warranty. Lo and behold the "second" transmission went out approximately one month ago! If I am able to get it fixed (no longer under warranty, of course) it will be the "third" transmission this car has had in its short 5 and 1/2 year old life! That's what I call a bad product.
good on most accounts
2005 Mazda Tributeblowin through the snow - milwaukee, WI01/09/2009
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.
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