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Ford does not honor warranty/repair on Mazda hybri
Pros: leather interior and upgrades in the Tribute hybrid Grand Touring
Cons: A/C will not run on the hybrid power.In 2008, Ford and Mazda had a joint pilot program of the Mazda hybrid Tribute SUV. This was a Mazda that guaranteed repair from Mazda combined with Ford's hybrid techs/budget for the hybrid power train. It was a twin to the Ford Escape hybrid. I bought one and Ford refused to honor provision of the hybrid warranty (at most dealers) and repairs. Mazda says that there is no such car when I have problems. Buyers of new tech hybrids should be aware of possible problems like this.
Hybrid warranty and repair not available at Ford
Pros: 32 mpg
Cons: A/C demands a lot of gas to runI bought the hybrid Tribute in the Mazda limited production program in 2008 in CA. Now, Ford does not honor its commitment to Mazda for hybrid repairs, especially outside CA. I was stranded in Ft Lauderdale because no Ford dealer would use its budget to diagnose and repair the defective hybrid power train part. In fact, I was told repeatedly by Mazda and Ford that no such car existed. I bought with the assurance that Ford would provide the hybrid repairs nationally using the Ford Escape hybrid techs. This car is a lemon and never should have been sold. I do not trust Ford anymore and would never buy a hybrid from them.