2001 Mazda Tribute User Reviews

2001 Mazda Tribute Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"noisy car" 2 reviews

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2001 Mazda Tribute LX V6 4WD Review
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Handles well, good power with 3.0L V6, does well as a small SUV, tows small trailers well.

Cons

Engine replacement requires you to remove engine and transmission via subframe, you have to lift the vehicle off of the engine. Alternator access requires removal of the passenger side axle.  it has an odd wiring setup for the electrical system, especially the headlights and fog lights.

Whatcombill
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Great Car — It handles well, good power, we drive it for 28 straight hours, with only gas and food stops and never have any issues, tows small utility trailer with no problems. I wish it had a larger fuel tank, it is only 16.5 gallons, should have at least a 20 gallon tank to make it have some better range for vacations and not having to map out route to make sure you don't have a fuel issue.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Mazda Tribute ES V6 Review
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Our Tribute held up for years and years and is now Zoom Zooming for an excited new owner tonight! It was fun to drive - for all 240,000+ miles, dependable, and always felt like a fancier car to us than for what we paid.

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The alternator is in a tough spot, but ours ended up OK for 11 years and going. The ride was pretty noisy compared to other vehicles in which we've been, and the sunroof and rear window hydraulic lift thingy got a little sketchy there toward the end of our ownership.

letha98
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Zoom Zoom! — We're glad to have owned this SUV. There were some minor issues over the years, but even with our on-again off-again maintenance philosophy, the Tribute seemed to hold up well -- better than any other car we've had (including two Honda Civics and a Nissan Sentra). It made road-trips more fun; a bit sad to say good-bye! ;)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Mazda Tribute ES V6 4WD Review
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Reliability, low maintenance, ease of handling, appearance

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noisy, stiff ride

jennifergromada
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Very Satisfied With My Purchase — This car has 133K + miles and still runs great. It's withstood the pressures of 3 different teenaged drivers so far and hasn't let anyone down yet. Its age is starting to show - can be a bit temperamental starting on really cold, rainy days if left outside overnight. But it has held up really well considering all that it's been through. I've had the transmission rebuilt once.

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2001 Mazda Tribute LX V6 4WD Review
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This SUV handles great, plenty of horsepower and stopping power.  Love all the space in the cargo area, and has enough room for 4-5 people to sit comfortably.

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GAS MILEAGE!  UGH!  To be fair, my Tribute is almost 12 years old, so I expected the efficiency to drop a bit.  I'm currently averaging about 16 mpg, if I'm really careful with the accelerator.  I drive mostly in town.  On the interstate I've had it up to 21 mpg, but I was only driving 60 mph.

sunluvnqt
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2001 Mazda Tribute Lx — I gave this car 3 stars overall only because of the awful mpg. It has been a great car otherwise, very dependable. Maintenance is a little high because I put good tires on it, but that is only personal preference. It handles very well and has plenty of room for my family of 4. The V6 provides plenty of power but I have to be very careful with the accelerator so as not to waste fuel.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Mazda Tribute DX V6 Review
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Extremly powerful vehicle with stylish looks.  Lots of room for the whole family and handles great in all kinds of weather.  I can't say enough how reliable and dependable this vehicle has been and the overall cost of maintnance has been fantastic.  this car has been paying ME back for years!

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I wish it had a bit better gas mileage but overall it's accepatable with the V6 engine.

Germank
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Rugged Dependability With Very Stylish Looks!! — For an SUV this vehicle has been extremely reliable with an amazingly lower cost of maintenance and ownership. Have not had to make any major repairs to this vehicle other than preventative maintenace. It is extremly powerful for a V6 with alot of "giddyup" and great handling. would buy another in a second!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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reliable and ease of driving

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if long distance tavel small fuel tank is a problem

ausibob1
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Love It — Nice to drive local or highway 2 times a year we travel accross Australia to Perth round trip from Adelaide about 6000km never had any form of trouble even in 45deg C.or about 110 F. only down side of the Tribute is the small fuel tank out on the paddock service stations are at least 160km apart and in places 250km. with only a 60 litre tank the range when towing a caravan is top ud at ever 2nd petrol station.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Mazda Tribute LX V6 4WD Review
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Fun to drive, high reliability.

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Poor gas mileage.

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An Suv With The Soul Of A Sports Car. — I love the performance of the truck. It has tons of power, and always has more on reserve. It's bulletproof, I've not had any problems in the time that I've owned it. It has a lot of features, and great exterior styling. One thing I don't like is the fuel economy. The gas mileage could be alot better.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Mazda Tribute DX 4WD Review
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mpg

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no cruise

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Great Little Suv — Ya Know this little Suv ( Wagon ) goes just about every where I have pointed it, The only bummer about the car is long highway miles get tough no cruise control. other than that just feed her the normal maintenance and she is one tough little red wagon.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Mazda Tribute LX V6 4WD Review
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Great on road and off road performance.

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A bit fuel hungry

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Great Car To Drive. — Great car, very gutsy, but V6 is a bit thirsty. Surprisingly good offroad too. Excellent acceleration. Built extremely well, never had any problems. Internal leather and woodgrain dash are really nice. The car is great fun to drive, always enjoy it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Mazda Tribute ES V6 4WD Review
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sunroof, driving position

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needs tow bar

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Wik'd! — good solid car, enjoyable to drive. Good visability and easy to manouvre, suprisingly good turning circle for a larger car. all the mod-cons, power steer, electric windows, AC, cruise control, steering wheel mounted controls. needs some mods... running boards, tow bar, rear spoiler and tint

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2009 Mazda Tribute Reviews

Its A Good Suv To Get The Job Done By Viddy

ok suv. v6, good acceletaion new tranny, fun to drive on AWD, good appetance would have like leater seats but fun. ok on gas could be better, eazy to take care fun to just rip up road with. 3 out of... Read More

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2008 Mazda Tribute Reviews

Great Family Car And Nice To Drive On Trips By Jason

This is my wife's SUV and it gets great gas mileage for a big car (28mpg HW). So much room its great, and rides really nice. It only has an inline 4 engine, so the power isn't the best, but the gas ... Read More

The Tribute Excells At Being Average By Mike

Cheap to buy, cheap to insure, cheap to fuel. Excellent cargo space for the $. Feels relatively well put together for a Ford. Recently lost a race to a riding mower in it. This one is the base mode... Read More

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2005 Mazda Tribute Reviews

05 Mazda Tribute By 05_Mazda_Tribute

The Mazda Tribute is fun to drive and has been a reliable travel partner as well as an every day commuter. From hauling the kids to hauling cargo it has proven more than sufficient. Also a great tail... Read More

A Lot Of Great Memories Driving This Vehicle. By CAMYMARIE

No major repairs ever needed on our Mazda Tribute. 2005 Mazda Tribute was great for pulling a trailer of ATV's. Fits five people. Original car mats still in vehicle. Back set folds down easily to hull... Read More

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2004 Mazda Tribute Reviews

Dissatisfied By 04ADZAM

Just Bought used from a local dealer As IS No Warrenty and motor started skipping before I made it home . Spent Almost $750.00 in repairs already and still is not fixed .I guess I am stuck with it . ... Read More

Excellent Mazda Tribute By eagleeyes

Reliable, economical and very consistent performance with the power of a V-6 engine. Easy to maneuver and handle and ability to move quickly when needed. Excellent paint and interior holds up and show... Read More

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2003 Mazda Tribute Reviews

Faithful, Awesome, Comfortable By spudb0y

with automatic all-wheel drive, the only way to get stuck is to high-center (did in the sand at the beach, but a little digging and was free). Also with the anti-lock brakes, stopping is maxed out in ... Read More

Mazda A Tribute To Affordable Fun And Utility By fisheral

Owned this vehicle since new. Love the acceleration and fuel economy for a AWD sport ute. Seats four comfortably and travels well for a couple and dog with gear. Towed beyond expectations - straigh... Read More

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