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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
#38 of 87 MY 2006 MAZDA TRIBUTE S V6
Sep 21, 2005 (5:27 pm)
i purchased my 2006 mazda tribute s v-6 ( loaded ) two weeks ago! i was the proud owner of a 2001ford escape v-6.
i put 130,000 miles on it with no problems!! never did a thing to it except change the oil and rotate tires/ new brakes, thus the tranny went after 130,000 miles, no complaints if i maintained it better it , i would still have it!. i went out and got a my tribute ( always liked the look and warranty advantage better than the escape ) trouble is i feel like i still have the same exact vehicle?? although the tribute has the bell and whistles ( sun-roof , leather, 6cd-changer ) i am disapointed that ride/accelleration/gas mileage is exactly the same?? i did get a great deal on the vehicle, listed for $27,745. dealer price $25,961, i bought it for $23,700!! i am beginning to second guess my self by not going after my other choice ( nissian xterra). in fact i am thinking of going back to the dealer mazda/nissian to maybe trade it in for the xterra.. do not get me wrong the tribute is awesome , its just that its seems to old hat!! i would appreciate comments/replies on the pro's and con's of my thoughts!!
#39 of 87 RE: TRIBUTE VS X -TERRA
Sep 23, 2005 (7:28 pm)
I WOULD APPRECIATE REPLYS AND COMMENTS ON MY FORUM QUESTION #38 OF 38!! ANY REPLY FROM ANYONE WOULD BE GREAT!! REALSALES!!
#40 of 87 Hello all
Feb 09, 2006 (2:44 pm)
Like Scape I too am a long term owner and poster of a 2001 Escape XLT 4WD. I currently haev (as of 2/7/06) 76545 miles and the only trouble I have had mechanicaly was the front sway bar and outer tie rods breaking, and paint on hood started chipping (but Ford did repaint entire vehicle under warrenty). To answer the towing question, you can tow up to 3500lbs as long as you have the Factory installed towing package, but if you only went out and got a u-haul installed aftermarket hitch, you can only tow 1500lbs (all the engine will limit for stress).
I did alot of added upgrades to the interior features and some engine upgrades (Tornado).
Sorry to say the Escape may be getting put out to pasture with 2nd child due in July '06.
2006 Philly Auto Show Pictures
#41 of 87 Re: Hello all [odie6l]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 09, 2006 (4:43 pm)
Your Auto Show link seems to have gone over its limit. Try putting an album up at CarSpace.com (click on the banner up top).
Feb 11, 2006 (3:37 pm)
I now have over 65,000 miles on my 01 v6 XLT 4x4 Escape. Front tie rod ends must be watched on these vehicles. Cost of repair is minimal, mine was under $150. I have kept my Escape in prime condition. Oil ever 3k, transmissin flush every 25K, Radiator flush every other year, air filter is a K&N, tires rotated. New front ceramic brakes at about 50,000, changed my own fuel filter 2x. New tires at about 50,000. Plastics holding up fine, seats have no rips or worn spots. I have had my interior cleaned by a detailer 2x since I have owned the vehicle. I have to say the vehicle looks like new! I would buy another Escape in a heartbeat
#43 of 87 Re: 2005 Tribute has rear wheel squeak [kiwica]
Feb 13, 2006 (8:21 pm)
I would like to know if you found any solution to this symptom. I love my new Tribute and it started doing what yours was doing this evening...I have had it one week today! YIKES.
Anyway, it sound more like a whirring, then a chirping. It comes and goes. Have you any resolve to this issue?
#44 of 87 Re: 2005 Tribute has rear wheel squeak [krob2]
Feb 15, 2006 (6:23 am)
Almost sounds like a leaky Gas Shock. Gas Shocks also depend on the outside temp, if it's like 20 degrees, the shocks will be stiff till they get warmed up (from friction) if you in normal 50+ degree weather then there should be no squeak / hiss from the gas shocks.
If your service department can't fit you in, try a Goodyear service center, most of the time they have better diagnostic equipment than the dealerships.
But then again, it could only be the ABS system engaging.
#45 of 87 Rear wheel squeak
Feb 16, 2006 (7:32 am)
could also be as simple as a emergency brake adjustment....
#46 of 87 Recall Mazda Tribute/ Ford Escape Rotors
Jun 05, 2006 (12:53 pm)
Dont waste your time with mazda like i did, contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration www.nhtsa.dot.gov and file a complaint on your mazda defects. I have a 2002 mazda tribute, and this is the second time i am having to replace the rotors, the first rotors and brake pads were replaced at 17,000 miles, now 10,000 miles later with 27,000 miles here we go again, warped rotors. mazda like most manufactures will deny, and not take any responsibilities to fix your vehicle, unless you file a complaint to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration compiles the complaints, and are the ones to force the manufacture to issues recalls and remedy known problems the dealer keeps denying they are aware of. Besides the rotors this has been the most unreliable vehicle, i wasted my money on. This is the last mazda i will ever purchase. Buyer beware, check the website i posted and you can view all the complaints, issues and recalls affected with your vehicle.
#47 of 87 Question of 3.0 V6 engine maintenance
Jul 17, 2006 (10:36 am)
To replace the spark plug and ignition coil for #1 cylinder of the v6 enging of 2002 Tribute, do I need just remove the engine cover or I have to remove the intake manifold to reach them?