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#1369 of 1866 Captions on the 2005 Mazda Tribute photos at Edmunds
Feb 24, 2004 (9:01 pm)
The caption data on the 2005 Mazda Tribute incorrectly portrays the 2004 vehicle and interior components as the 2005 model. Edmunds is aware of this error and is making the necessary changes for the next website refresh.
In this instance, the caption data was moved automatically and programmatically from the OEM information, which incorrectly stated the photoset as the 2005 production model year. This sometimes happens when manufacturers create and distribute press/media/photographic information long before the actual model launch, which may or may not end up being the model year indicated in the original press material. Look for the updated captions early next week. We're sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks to everyone who contacted Customer Support!
Feb 24, 2004 (9:04 pm)
All right, who called in the big guns?
#1371 of 1866 Improved Safety for 2005?
Feb 24, 2004 (11:48 pm)
will the 2005 versions of the Mazda Tribute or Ford Escape have improvements to their marginal ratings on frontal offset crash results? Any comments on how safe these vehicles are?
Also, any comments on service reliability & ease of getting mfr. warranty work done.
Feb 25, 2004 (12:10 pm)
A Mazda media contact has informed me the new photography and granular spec-data will be available within the next two weeks. The OEMs are releasing their new vehicles into the production pipeline fast these days, and their marketing departments (who we get photos from) are definitely feeling the time crunch. Stay tuned, we'll have more for you very soon.
Mar 01, 2004 (7:58 am)
Mazda has released 2005 Tributes in some regions...mine are expected in a few days.
Mar 02, 2004 (5:53 pm)
None of the dealers know anything about the new Tribute. It's ridiculous.
#1376 of 1866 Gear ratio changes for 2005?
Mar 18, 2004 (10:11 am)
Does anyone know if the gear ratios have changed or if the speed at which the torque converter goes into lockup has been increased on the 2005? The transmission of my 2003 Tribute is really annoying. It is constantly hunting in and out of lockup. The overdrive ratio is such that at 60MPH, the engine isn't even at 2,000 RPM which causes a resonant vibration. If you step on the gas just slightly, it comes out of lockup, the RPMs jump up momentarilly, then goes back into lockup. Really a bad choice of final drive ratio and lockup speed.
Mar 23, 2004 (2:42 pm)
Tonight's Mazda Mania chat features Zoom-Zoom talk and some trivia questions (Sneakers even had Mazda specific ones last week).
The chat starts in about 3 hours and the link is on the left.
Mar 24, 2004 (7:03 pm)
I just bought a 2004 Mazda LX for $19,700.00 and feel like I got a good deal, that I feel good about. However I got out of 2002 Ford F150 XLT and sure miss the smooth ride I had and all the space, then again...the savings in gas will be a nice change not to mention the brand new 4 year warranty. Anyway...the interior of the Mazda looks and feels cheap compared to the tough interior Ford has. I was wondering...are the handles, knobs, etc...easy to break like they feel that they would be? Also, the window glass looks like it's paper thin. Would you say I was spoiled by Ford or the stuff in the Mazda isn't as easily broken as it appears to be?