2008 Mazda Tribute User Reviews

2008 Mazda Tribute Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 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:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"ride" 4 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Jason writes:
2008 Mazda Tribute i Sport Review
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4

Pros

The room and gas mileage

Cons

low power

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Great Family Car And Nice To Drive On Trips — 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 mileage is worth it. Its not 4x4, but since its front wheel drive (which shocked me) it does very well in the snow. No maintenance issues with the SUV so far either, so that is great!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mike writes:
2008 Mazda Tribute i Sport Review
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4

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Does a great job if you find the need to drive somewhere.  Cheap to own.

Cons

Not so great if you want to have fun driving somewhere

35

The Tribute Excells At Being Average — 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 model with manual trans. Could only imagine how boring it would be with an automatic gearbox, much less 4WD to weigh it down. Gets great freeway mileage. I flogged it from KC to Atlanta and back last spring...averaged 28mpg.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Markand Norma writes:
2008 Mazda Tribute s Touring 4WD Review
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5

Pros

Safety and winter maneuverability

Cons

Cheap factory tires

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Great Year-round Vehicle — I like the visibility from the driver's seat, the short turning radius is great as well. Highway fuel economy is impressive. Traction and stability control is fantastic for winter driving- seems like summer all year round! Decent price as well!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Lisa writes:
2008 Mazda Tribute s Touring 4WD Review
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5

Pros

Height and good interior

Cons

takes a bit to accelerate

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Zoom Zoom — The Mazda Tribute GS class is the highest model, but with it the only luxury u really get is the piano finish on the interior everything else is very rough like. the seats are not fully covered in leather, but its still handy for the kids. I have run out of space already with two kids, but I am still happy with it. I love the height and the grey colour.

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Raylene writes:
2008 Mazda Tribute s Sport Review
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3

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Roomy

Cons

Crap

35

No Guts! — Don't recommend....brakes are horrible. The truck has no power.

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Derek writes:
2008 Mazda Tribute i Sport 4WD Review
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5

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All wheel drive does amazing in the snow/ice. The interior is HOT!

Cons

gas mileage (isnt too bad for an SUV but worse than I'd like)

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Classic Small Suv With An Amazing Redisgned Interior And Classic Sturdy Exterior. — The Tribute was redone for the 2008 model year. I previously test drove a 2006 and the handling and performance were lacking. They have resolved these issues for sure! They have redone the inside to perfection giving the Tirbute a classic outside with all the beauty one desires inside. There are a LOT of buttons on the center dash but you get used to it. THere's a built in ipod/mp3 jack which is a must to any new car buyer. The outside keeps a classic small SUV look while adding new touches to distinguish model years. The 2008 has a more square look to it which makes the owner feel like its more rugged. Mazda is not stupid, people. The room in this SUV is not lacking either. By day it serves as taxi to twins who require a LOT of big stuff. Car seats and doiuble strollers and bags and extras. This car by night easily carries 4 adults comfortabely.

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kell66 writes:
2008 Mazda Tribute i Touring Review
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5

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Gas mileage, Sporty, nice ride even in the 4cyl, roomy interior, great sound system for standard, lots of seat options with power seat

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None yet

kell66
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Love It So Far — Drove the sister suv's for over 3 months, and really liked the new Tribute. Red/blue lighting much easier on the eyes than the Santa Fe, truck itself not as tinny as the Escape. For my budget Toyota or Honda was not an option esp. with no rebates offered on those at the time. Only thing I miss is the auto lights, which I may add. Gas mileage is fantastic and after coming from an Expedition, I see the gas station less than half of what I was!

Owner for 0 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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Reviews From Other Years

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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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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2002 Mazda Tribute Reviews

Very Good And Lasting Car. By Kelly

Hard to find parts, but overall its a good car. Good performance, it responds perfectly to my needs. Bought it second hand and well it was kinda expensive, as when I wanted to give it in trade it, it ... Read More

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