What is the 2005 Mazda Tribute’s life expectancy?

My grandma has a 2005 Mazda Tribute that she’s going to give to me soon for my 17th birthday. I’m excited but do you know if the car’s going to last any longer? What is the 2005 Mazda Tribute’s life expectancy?

Jacqulyn Graber · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Happy birthday and congratulations on being a soon-to-be first-time car owner!
The 2005
Mazda Tribute
may be older than you, but you can still expect the trusty SUV to last over 150,000 miles. In fact, the most reliable
models can reach up to 200,000 to 250,000 miles and run up to more than a decade with proper care and maintenance.
For reference, the average American drives 14,000 miles per year. That means a vehicle that lasts 200,000 miles can live to be 14+ years old!
Of course, this is only possible if you follow a regular
car maintenance schedule
. If possible, ask your grandmother to provide proof of past oil and filter changes, and never skip an oil change appointment in the future!
Finally, make sure to find a
car insurance
policy that will protect you and your vehicle before you start driving. Since teenage drivers typically have less experience, it is easier for them to be involved in a car accident.
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