Reliable tribute, Mazda power keeps on going!
The 2001 Mazda tribute that I drive handles fairly well. I am impressed with the six cylinder motor as it has plenty of power to pull a 16 foot boat and I have used it many times to tow a small box trailer. The seats and comfort is not overly exceptional however it is better than the average basic cars that I have driven previously. The factory radio when it worked was nice and had a great sound, but it has since stopped working. The placement of the gear shift, lights and signal controls is easy to use, and the cruise control works simple and convenient on the steering wheel. I do not care for the handles on the inside of the doors as I have had to replace two of them already and I am also noticing that the sun visors are not holding up to use and they need to be replaced at the ceiling attachment. For a 2001, I am impressed with the wear and tear of the vehicle, as I still feel like there is plenty of life left in it. Most recently needed to replace the a/c compressor and a radiator with 119, 000 miles or so on the car.