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Mazda Tribute, SUV
Dec 15, 2002 (2:11 pm)
hello all, I am considering a 2003 Tribute DX with 4WD which I saw listed for $ 20,595.00 MSRP on www.mazda.com. A few questions..
How well does the 130hp 4 perform in the Tribute considering its curb weight? Is the 4 cylinder engine a Mazda engine or closer to its Ford counterpart?
While the Tribute and Escape had some reliability woes during the first year, how reliable are they now?
Last but not least, what is the availability of the Tribute DX 5 speed 4? Any info is appreciated...
#1149 of 1866 Kleenex in the Tribute
Jan 03, 2003 (10:10 am)
There are more important things in this life to worry about...I know. But....
Good News and Bad News:
Good News: You may not have discovered this, but in the center console, there is a bracket designed to hold Kleenex Little Traveler boxes.
Bad News: Kimberly-Clark has discontinued producing them. (I have not checked to see if the "Juniors" fit.)
You can call Kimberly-Clark (1-800-553-3639) and tell them you own a Tribute and that you'd like them to bring back the "Little Traveler". Maybe the guys in Marketing will re-introduce them.
#1150 of 1866 Wow, how many sniffling Tribute and Escape owners ...
Jan 03, 2003 (10:16 am)
are going tissueless? Seriously, that's a lot of Kleenex customers! If Kleenex made the only box of tissues that will fit in that slot (as Jeff just told me; he works in the office next to mine!), one of you should call Kimberly-Clark after getting the sales numbers to date for both vehicles and tell them how many customers they're losing! Maybe that'll change their tune!
I guess for now it's back to the ol' roll of toilet paper in the trunk ...
#1151 of 1866 Sniffling Tribute Owners
Jan 03, 2003 (10:20 am)
I am convinced that most people have no idea that the bracket is there...or, like me, stuffed other stuff in it for a year (with the box of tissues in the glove box) before figuring it out.
#1152 of 1866 Same thing happened with the center console of the Protege ...
Jan 03, 2003 (10:36 am)
I'm lurking here from the Mazda Protege discussion -- there's a little holder in the lid to the center console of the Protege that kept us scratching our heads for months until someone found out that his car registration fits there really well ...
Jan 03, 2003 (2:56 pm)
Shouldn't you be lurking in the Cat Bulldozer conference? Nice profile
Jan 03, 2003 (10:21 pm)
That braket is also perfect for 3 or 4 CD jewel cases. Not as practical a solution, but if you're looking to fill it, there you go!
#1155 of 1866 tissue or not tissue........
Jan 04, 2003 (6:54 pm)
ford used to(maybe they still do)supply a box of tissues in the center console when the vehicles were new. I noticed it in the merc mountaniers while working at a mazda/lincoln dealer. I think they were there for the customers who thought they were buying a luxury sport ute and later found out its only a rebadged exploder! (wahh!wahh!)
Jan 07, 2003 (12:55 am)
I am the unhappy owner of an 02 Tribute that has a built in lemonade stand. It has been to the dealer 5 times with stalling, rattles from everywhere, non-working equipment, vibrating ds mirror, 2 broken driver side fog lights, suspension clunking, popping, uneven tire wear and various problems I won't bore you with and my dealer nor Mazda Corp will do anything about any of them. This is a piece of garbage.
I now have a burnt oil smell coming from my engine bay after a few miles of driving. It's not b/c of an oil change either. It never goes away. Fluids are ok, although the brake fluid cap is heavily stained with fluid.
My advice is to AVOID this by buying elsewhere. I will never buy another Mazda product.