I love my new 2003 Tribute! - It offers a quiet smooth ride and is fun to drive. my only real complaint so far is that the gear shift is in the way of of the volume/power button on the radio/cd. For a small SVU, this is perfect for 1-2 people. The 15 mpg i've gotten w/ city driving has been a bit disappointing though as it is rated 19/25.
I found the exact type of vehicle that I was looking for in the right price range. I have heard nothing but great comments about Mazda Tributes.
Pros and Cons
2004 Mazda TributeDenisio - Raleigh NC12/26/2007
-Seating is comfortable, front and back.
-Radio is a little far from driver (would be nice if on steering wheel), also, I tend to hit the gear shift a lot when trying to adjust the radio (My in-laws have a 2003 model that is between the seats, much better location.)
-Great cargo room, love the choice between window or entire door, helps when you are located in crammed spaces.
-Would have also like to to have automatic car door locking when car put in reverse. (But fortunately has child door locks as the doors can be open from inside even if they are locked.)
-also have problem with very squeaky power windows.
-and this v6 takes up a lot more gas then my previous one.
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