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Mazda Tribute

Mazda Tribute

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  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (1)
  • Braking
    3.0 (1)
  • Acceleration / Power
    2.0 (1)
  • Suspension
    3.0 (1)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.0 (1)
  • Handling
    4.0 (1)
  • Interior Design
    3.0 (1)
  • Boot Size
    4.0 (1)
  • Comfort
    3.0 (1)
  • Features
    3.0 (1)
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Monica
MonicaSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

Loved my 2004 Mazda tribute but it let me down.

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Had my 2004 Mazda tribute for approximately 2 years, bought it privately, I was very happy and loved it until the timing chain went. The mechanic put that on and the car hasn't been the same since. The engine light is on and lacking in power and running rough. The mechanic made sure he did it right then went over the car and has no idea what the issue is. An auto electrician tested it and said the wiring in it is fine.
Now it just sits in the back yard. Very disappointed.

Purchased at Private.

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Klauswitz
KlauswitzNortheast, VIC

Will not buy another Mazda. Will not deal with Mazda again!

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  • TransmissionAutomatic
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phsycoangel
phsycoangelCentral Queensland, QLD
  • 15 reviews
  • 5 likes

Nice SUV

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Fuel gauge a bit hard to understand, services at dealership is expensive, starter motor replace is very expensive due to having to remove part of the front end. lots of room inside. great power to weight ratio. V6 has less problems then the 4cyl. Fixed failures have been small level in gear stick that broke and failed stereo but overall a pretty good vehicle for everyday use and for wet weather dirt road use.

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  • TransmissionAutomatic
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Brad
BradNewcastle
  • 22 reviews
  • 8 likes

An expensive little car to service

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This was an expensive car to service. Looking at our annual budget, we ended up spending $1000 every year on services and engine repairs (not including tyres and minor services). It had a small boot. Fuel economy was poor. There is a known problem with the Tributes towing a heavy trailer on the highway - the transmission will over-heat. This happened to me, and the mechanic said that he had seen over 100 of the same breakdowns like mine on the highway.

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  • TransmissionAutomatic
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tom
tomsydney
  • 7 reviews
  • 4 likes

Mazda Tribute Underrated Gem.

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  • BadgeLimited Sport
  • TransmissionAutomatic
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sw
sw
  • 2 reviews
  • 5 likes

Would not buy another mazda tribute

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I bought my automatic mazda 2003 tribute in may 2016 was ok for the first two months and then thats when the problems started. The interior was clean has alot of room but the bad thing about it the backseat head rests were missing then the car started overheating so i had to replace the thermostat, radiator, waterpump, and a belt then to be told there's a leak When it heavy rains water leaks through the doors replaced the battery as well. Purchased the tribute for $6990 second hand was told it was a good car and ive only had it for 5 months now the car won't start. Will not be buying another mazda tribute.

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  • TransmissionAutomatic
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I bought my 2006 Mazda Tribute about five years ago and have had tons of problems!! I have fixed th

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Robby
RobbyThe Mallee, VIC
  • 2 reviews

Love it!

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Fairly recently bought a 2001 2.0 litre manual Tribute. Its in excellent condition with 150,000km. Apart from one rear door lock not working, everything works as it should. I'm getting excellent fuel economy and even towing a caravan I still get 14 litres per 100km. Not towing it is usually in the 8 to 9 liters per 100km range. Performance is not exciting, with slow acceleration, but maintains its speed well enough, even towing. Its ride and handling are really good. I like the tail gate arrangement and roomy interior. Its off road capabilities are better than I would have expected. A lot better than a Rav4 with better fuel economy but obviously not in the same class as full chassis 4x4s like land cruisers etc. Very happy so far.

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roon
roonAU
  • 11 reviews
  • 17 likes

Great little suv for family with 2 kids.not as refined as other suvs but ok-ford escape

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Great car. Great size. Very Reliable.

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I brought my 2003 Mazda tribute 5 years ago & it has been a great car. It's the perfect size for our family & 2 dogs & we regularly take it to the beach. Tows the loaded up boat & trailer no worries. Have had to replace the alternator & coils but for a car of this age of course things are going to wear out & need replacing. I find it good on fuel, only filling up once a fortnight.

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Dave DJR96
Dave DJR96Beerwah
  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Actually pretty good, just let down by poor programming of the auto transmission.

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Eddie K
Eddie KSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 7 reviews
  • 3 likes

Excellent!

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I have a 2004 Mazda Tribute with the 2.3 litre 4 cylinder engine which I've owned for 9 years and done the majority of the k's of highway driving and city stuff. Great fuel economy and so much room yet doesn't feel like a big suv. Have done over 280k and motor still excellent and uses no oil! Well made with tough trim and good fit / finish. Would recommend the 2.3 (4 cylinder)...haven't seen many around as they're mostly 6's.
Fuel economy, looks, build quality, load space, great engine!
Should've had a middle lap sash seat belt in back and rear disc brakes.

  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • BadgeLimited Sport
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mark
mark
  • 30 reviews
  • 28 likes

Great Mid size SUV

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  • TransmissionAutomatic
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would check b4 i bought another mazda

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bought a mazda tribute 3 weeks ago first trip pulling caravan 1100 kgs could not get overdrive control to operate had to replace gear box charged $4129.00 to fix .he told me that only gears 1 & 3 were operating.
I found out later that in low range only those gears 1& 3 would operate.i am wondering if that was the only problem . and I was ripped off,.never would I buy a car on e bay again or would I use the transmission specialist again.

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woof woof

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  • BadgeLimited Sport
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Questions & Answers

Mark R.
Mark R.asked

Why does the heater blow cold

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Sonya
Sonyaasked

I own a Mazda Tribute 2001 and have just had a new radiator put in, heads tested, new thermostat, fans working and still overheats. Why would this be thanku

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Klauswitz
Klauswitz
Sonya
Sonya

Thanku

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Can u put computer box for mazda tributes model 2001 to model 2004 then start without programing?

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