Need help with mazda tribute

55

Asked by Aug 31, 2012 at 02:44 PM about the 2003 Mazda Tribute ES V6

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I'm getting ready to sell my Volkswagen beetle ad by my sisters Mazda tribute that has 110,000 miles on it is this a
safe idea she said she hasn't had any problems with it other than the paint chipping in a view areas but she has had
that fixed I mainly want it because it a v6 and it has 4 doors so I can carry around friends cuz my bug it practically a
2 seater cuz I would never shove anyone in that small back seat!
And does any one know what the gas mileage is on this car its a 2003 an I would only be keeping it for a couple of
yrs cuz when I turn 21 I will be moving away for collage and I will need a good new car that I now I can trust across
country

Serious poleople only!
Please no rude comments!
Thank you

7 Answers

229,055

MPG averages 21, the Tribute is a decent vehicle. Has your sister kept up on maintenance? Plugs/Coils changed at 100K? Transmission fluid changed regularly, etc.?

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
55

Yes from what I know her husband keeps up with that but I'm allmst possitave 99.9% sure is mazda a good car? I know it has lasted her a good amount of time I will probably only keep it from my senior yr tell im 21 then I plan to get my very first new car for collage so is this a good idea?

225

Newyorker2013 - The Mazda Tribute/Ford Escape are good vehicles if they are maintained. If you're correct in your assumption that maintenance has been performed regularly, it will run to 200,000 without problems. But remember, when buying a car that has 10 years and over 100,000 miles on it, you can run into a lot of small problems like sensors which aren't normally checked unless the check engine light coming on. You won't run into any major problems with the drivetrain unless it's been abused and not maintained.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
55

Ok the only thing I can think of that she had to take it in for was the airbag light came on once and I think maybe the starter went out or it was somthing else

10

Take it to a garage and let them have a quick look, this will save alot of problems in the future.

30

there is no problems what soever with my mazda tribute its gone all the way to 256000 miles never had a problem with it take definatley

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
80

Our 03' Mazda Tribute has been one of the most reliable cars we have ever owned. All we've had to replace on it are consumables (wiper blades, battery, tires, oil/anti freeze changes, that's all! If you take are of your Mazda, it'll take care of you. Now if they could find a way to reduce the $800 spark plug replacement fee we'd be all set! I know it's only once every 100K, but still!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2008 Mazda Tribute Rear Hinge 3 answers

    My 2008 Mazda Tribute has a rear hinge that has completely corroded halfway through. I've contacted Mazda and they want $159 per hinge without install. Ford wants around the same price for a 200...

    2008 Mazda Tribute GT AWD

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • Transmission 2 answers

    I am looking at a 2006 Mazda Tribute. Have there been a lot of transmission problems with this car.

    2006 Mazda Tribute

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • Need to decide - FAST ! 2 answers

    I have identified a 06 S version , the car looks good and the interiors have been well kept. However the car is not very quiet ( i currently drive a camry 98!). The carfax is clean , however no men...

    2006 Mazda Tribute s AWD

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • Mazda tribute v6 auto 5 answers

    Hi, I'm driving my mazda v6 auto with the overdrive on. When it changes into overdrive it some times judders when changing. Otherwise it drives great. Just wondering when this could be? Any ideas...

    2001 Mazda Tribute

    -

    General

  • Mazda tribute 2 answers

    I drive a 2006 mazda tribute 4cyl 2.3l and I have a rod knock and I was wondering if the l3-vdt engine would fit since it is also a 2.3l 4cyl but it's turbocharged will I run into any problems? Doe...

    2006 Mazda Tribute i

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Tribute

Looking for a Used Tribute in your area?

CarGurus has 922 nationwide Tribute listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Search Mazda Tribute Questions

Mazda Tribute Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 970
#2 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 220
#3 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Escape
1,072 Great Deals out of 92,825 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda CR-V
687 Great Deals out of 57,075 listings starting at $2,090
Used Toyota RAV4
573 Great Deals out of 66,130 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
236 Great Deals out of 17,575 listings starting at $500
Used Mazda MAZDA3
201 Great Deals out of 29,468 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Liberty
242 Great Deals out of 7,191 listings starting at $999
Used Kia Sorento
409 Great Deals out of 33,809 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Highlander
323 Great Deals out of 24,060 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota 4Runner
279 Great Deals out of 20,422 listings starting at $2,700
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
844 Great Deals out of 70,155 listings starting at $700
Used Kia Sportage
232 Great Deals out of 21,086 listings starting at $2,795

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Mazda Tribute For Sale
25 listings starting at $6,495
2010 Mazda Tribute For Sale
30 listings starting at $6,995
2009 Mazda Tribute For Sale
20 listings starting at $5,797
2008 Mazda Tribute For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 111 listings starting at $3,499
2006 Mazda Tribute For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 148 listings starting at $2,995