Last post on Oct 13, 2011 at 3:12 PM
You are in the Mazda Tribute
What is this discussion about?
Mazda Tribute, SUV
#1619 of 1866 Re: 2005 Tribute Mud Guards [swe]
Apr 30, 2005 (10:58 am)
Wait! don't buy aftermarket Please! In my experience it is rare aftermarket add-ons fit right or look right. I own an 04 Tribute ES with Graphite gray bumpers/molding. I see no real reason why the 04 would not fit the 05? The main body design was not changed as far as I know and can see. Just some minor tweaks here and there by Mazda. See if the parts person is willing to let you hold an 04 mud guard up against your vehicle to see if it will fit. Ohterwise, keep hunting and looking around the internet. They will be available, its only a matter of time. I put on Mazda molded mud guards on my wifes Trib and the look and fit great...
Apr 30, 2005 (4:01 pm)
Canadian Tire & Walmart sell mudflaps that look factory for that vehicle & are about $30 a pair.
#1621 of 1866 Re: 2005 Tribute Mud Guards
May 01, 2005 (1:28 pm)
Thanks for the advise and info, I'm going to take my time on this one to make sure everything fits properly.
#1622 of 1866 Trailer Wiring Connector
May 01, 2005 (4:34 pm)
I have a 6cyl 05 Tribute. I installed a Trailer Hitch and noticed a pigtail or connector under the rear bumber. It looks like it could be a wiring connector for a trailer, is this correct and if so, what type of connector would I need to purchase?
#1623 of 1866 4 Cy AWD Tribute
May 16, 2005 (6:33 pm)
Just curious,...although listed as available, has anyone seen a 4 Cyl, AWD Tribute on the lot?
May 18, 2005 (12:12 pm)
When the low fuel comes on, how many km's approx can I go before it runs out, I have a fwd 4 cyl
#1625 of 1866 Re: 4 Cy AWD Tribute [mikezak]
May 19, 2005 (3:18 am)
I bought mine, a 4 cyl, 5 speed, back in November at Brown's in Fairfax, Va. Interestingly, when I checked last month, their web site stated they had 3 with the 5 speed, even though some have said that configuration was no longer available.
My local dealer may still have a 4 cyl automatic AWD on the lot.
#1626 of 1866 Demise of the Tribute??
May 25, 2005 (2:42 pm)
Found another article that seemed to imply that the Tribute will still be around..
"In Mazda's new global naming strategy, crossover-type sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) will carry the CX designation (CX-7); core vehicles will continue to carry the name MAZDA and a number, based on vehicle size (MAZDA2, MAZDA3, MAZDA5, MAZDA6); rotary-engined sports cars carry the RX designation (RX-8) and piston-engined sports cars carry the MX designation (MX-5, as will be seen on the all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata in the United States). Tribute, MPV and B-Series Truck will continue with their current nomenclature."
May 28, 2005 (7:13 am)
The Tribute isnt going away anytime soon....all their upcoming SUV/Corssover type vehicles are larger and more expensive than the Tribute...leaving a nice space in the line up for the Tribute.
May 28, 2005 (5:44 pm)
My 2005 Mazda Tribute have been creaking, ticking, groaning since 2000 miles. It now has 8000 miles on it. The Dealer (wood pontiac mazda) calls it "flex" sounds, says they can do nothing to fix it, and since they hear it in various intensity in all Tributes they test drive, they call it "normal;" I disagree. A brand new car should not sound like an old wooden boat. I got the Factory Rep to drive it; he determined that sure, it has alot of noise, but this does not affect the value of the car and said Mazda will do nothing to take care of it. So now I have a new car that is driving me crazy. The sounds come from all doors. I have to pursue the Lemon Law. I hope anyone else who experiences this will contact their dealer to complain. Who else has this problem with their Tribute?