Great car if you keep up with routine maintenance
2004 Mazda Tribute ES
The car has been reliable with an engine that operates well and requires only routine maintenance. There have been a couple small issues (horn not working, seat belt reminder beeps every 30 minutes even though seatbelt is fastened, etc.). Overall, not bad given the age of the vehicle. I've got 150,000 miles on it and it shows no signs of having any mechanical issues. Friends of mine have driven Mazda's until they've put 250,000+ miles. Reliable and easy to operate.