I LOVE my Tribeca, it has so much room in both the front and bad seats. Its comfortable and easy to drive, GREAT in the snow! I was unstoppable this winter.
2008 Subaru Tribeca
2008 Subaru Tribecasrblount - Chicago IL07/28/2011
This is a great road car for any conditions...solid and reliable. Although I have not taken it any great distance yet, I look forward to driving it out west, where conditions are more rugged than in the Midwest.
The only downside of this vehicle is the relatively low fuel economy...about 16 mph city and 21 country. But I'm not certain what else to expect for the higher performance of a six cylinder engine.
2008 Subaru Tribeca - Florida09/19/2011
The transmission in this car is awful! Either Subaru didn't match the transmission to the engine when they increased the horsepower in 2008, or it 's just a poor job of quality control. The transmission is slow to downshift causing a noticeable stutter, or vibration before it shifts. You can overcome this by either letting off the gas so that the rpm's drop allowing it to shift, or speeding up so that the transmission downshifts to provide more pickup, and higher rpm's. If you are driving in traffic, you do not have the ability to slow down or speed up when you need to; you have to live with the vibration.
I have tried driving in "sport" mode, and using the "manual shift" option, but neither correct the problem.
Do not buy a Tribeca!
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