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Used Mazda Tribute 4x4 2001 - 2004 review

(2001 - 2004)
Mazda Tribute 4x4 (01 - 04)
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Which used Mazda Tribute 4x4 should I buy?

Given the Tribute's at its best on Tarmac, you may expect the 2WD model to be our favourite, but no. The 2WD only came in basic GXi trim, so it's worth spending the extra for the plusher GSi, which (in addition to four-wheel drive) added the likes of alloy wheels, an electric sunroof and a CD player to the air-con, airbags and anti-lock brakes of the GXi.

When the car was new, jumping from GXi to GSi would have cost you £2000, but the gap has narrowed considerably now they're on the used market. Plus, with the extra driven wheels, you also gain some useful extra versatillity.

The V6 comes with its own unique trim level over and above even GSi, and includes an automatic gearbox, CD changer and leather upholstery. However, it costs significantly more to buy than the 2.0-litre versions, as well as more to fuel, service and insure.

Which used Mazda Tribute 4x4 should I buy?

Given the Tribute's at its best on Tarmac, you may expect the 2WD model to be our favourite, but no. The 2WD only came in basic GXi trim, so it's worth spending the extra for the plusher GSi, which (in addition to four-wheel drive) added the likes of alloy wheels, an electric sunroof and a CD player to the air-con, airbags and anti-lock brakes of the GXi.

When the car was new, jumping from GXi to GSi would have cost you £2000, but the gap has narrowed considerably now they're on the used market. Plus, with the extra driven wheels, you also gain some useful extra versatillity.

The V6 comes with its own unique trim level over and above even GSi, and includes an automatic gearbox, CD changer and leather upholstery. However, it costs significantly more to buy than the 2.0-litre versions, as well as more to fuel, service and insure.