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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 3000
Engine size 2287
Somerset Motorhome Centre
Engine size 2300
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Somerset Trade Campers
The Mazda Tribute is one of the best of the breed of compact 4x4s, a fact not generally recognised by its sales performance. Here is a vehicle that did practically everything you could reasonably demand of a small 4x4 and did it well, but which has been overlooked by British buyers. That may be down to a lack of promotion on Mazda's part.
The Tribute's low-key approach may well have some justification. With Ford now owning a good proportion of Mazda, it will come as little surprise to learn that the Mazda Tribute and Ford Maverick are largely the same vehicle. Neither of these cars has exactly enjoyed a high profile. Why? Well, it could be something to do with the fact that Ford also own Land Rover, a premium product with big margins. If customers buy Tributes or Mavericks instead of Freelanders, the corporation's bottom line takes a hit.
All of which is great news for the used buyer. Here's a car for which the asking price is relatively low, enjoys the benefits of major manufacturer development, has parts that are available all over the map and isn't exactly the same as what Joe Soap from up the road has on his driveway.
The Mazda Tribute represents a real opportunity to bag a quality used compact 4x4 for relatively little. It's weak image and utilitarian interior means that demand is not high for these vehicles, all of which spells big savings for the shrewd used buyer who's in it for the long term. With a superb reliability record and satisfying on-road performance, you shouldn't allow the Tribute to be the compact 4x4 bargain that you let slip.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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