2005 Mazda Tribute User Reviews

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    2005 Mazda Tribute i Review
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    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 tailgate companion for any occasion!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Roomy and fun to drive

    Cons: Needs a little more power in the 4 cylinder

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    A Lot Of Great Memories Driving This Vehicle. — 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 larger items. It has two net areas in back to store items. It has a jack I have never needed to use in the back right of trunk area. You just turn the two round knobs to open it up.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: We put over 283,000 miles on our Mazda Tribute and it is still driving great. Did very well on gas for an SUV.

    Cons: Can not think of any.

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    Excellent Eco Valued Suv — had this tribute for 7 years now and still runs strong. Great milage and handling. Easy for home mechanic to maintain. Alittle upset that the trans filter can not be changed without taking tranny apart. Rust forming on under side though is also annoying.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: MPG, maintainace cost

    Cons: color (wife picked maroon)

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    Good Solid Mini Suv — The car is very comfortable and very versitile. I use mine more as a pick up truck, i intalled a hitch and tow a small trailer with it all the time. I load it down too, the car pulls it fine and handles well. The gas mileage ticks me off though, i know it's a V6 but the reviews i read before i bought it all seem to have gotten a lot better gas mileage than i get.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It has plenty of room, especially in the back, the seats completely fold down.

    Cons: The gas mileage. it sucks. I get about 23 or so on the highway and i drive ecenomically!

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    It's Inconceivable! — Overall an excellent choice for a vehicle especially if family and safety are concerned, the drive is nice and the car feels very stable, even when winds pick up driving in inter or highway. Looks are awesome and proportions are nice, good room inside without taking too much space outside.

    Pros: Great steering and acceleration onto highways, looks cool

    Cons: Fuel economy could be improved in city travel

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    Good Work Truck — The Tribute served us very well for four years. It worked, hauled a trailer down east, twice. We never had a lick of problems with it except a premature battery failure. The tires wore too quickly but that was Continental's fault.

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: Good reliable utility vehicle

    Cons: none

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    Gas Mileage + 4 Dog Accessible — Great amount of rear space for all dogs, decent gas mileage (because it's a compact suv, but still), decent pep at low end for an i4

    Pros: mpg, cold ac, easy steering, decent suspension

    Cons: it's a mazda, it's a 4

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    Very Happy With My 2005 Mazada Tribute — Started looking at these because 2 of my sisters drive Ford Escapes. This is more refined than the Escape, with a better warranty. It's a little noisy, but most vehicles in this price range are. Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase.

    Pros: Styling, warranty, like the color and options on mine, acceleration 0-30 mph is great, storage space!

    Cons: Noisy, could use more acceleration 30-60 mph

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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

    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

    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 Donald

    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

    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

    2002 Mazda Tribute Reviews

    A Fun Small Suv With Plenty Of "punch"! By ATGInvestmentauto

    If you're looking for a fun SUV this is it. I found the ride to be comfortable, smooth and stable. Driving is firm but smooth allowing you to feel totally in control. Braking too is smooth and quie... Read More

    Love Love Love! My Tribrute!! By julicans

    I love the looks, it's comfortable to drive for hours on end and it has held up well for 12 years, 7 years under my ownership. The driver seat doesn't show any wear at all. I would buy this SUV again... Read More

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