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If you're a Subaru devotee whose family is too large for an Outback or Forester, the 7-passenger Tribeca is the logical choice. First-time Subaru buyers will find the Tribeca's good fuel economy, conf
If you need room for seven adults, the Tribeca's child-sized third-row seating falls short, and the Tribeca's side-curtain airbags do not extend to protect the third-row passengers.
A few minutes behind the wheel and it becomes evident the Tribeca is not your run-of-the-mill SUV. The handling is responsive, and the steering firm and linear. Driving into sharp curves yields some mild body lean, but overall it's evident that the low center of gravity of its unique drivetrain enhances stability and confidence. The all-wheel-drive system splits power in a 45/55 proportion that favors the rear wheels. If a tire loses grip, power is immediately transferred to the wheels with a better handle on the situation. The 3.6-liter "
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By SubownerNJ (NJ) on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "see above"
Cons: "see above"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"We have had this car since 2006. Positives: excellent vehicle overall. Very quick and powerful too. It has handled blizzards, storms etc. very well. The seven seater is very useful especially with small kids. Not for adults or grown up teenagers. Negatives: The aircon just does not seem to work well. I have taken it to the dealership several times and no one can fix it. So, I have to charge twice every summer. Fuel economy can be better (will be lucky if we get 19mpg highway)."
By sinderz (WI) on Friday, April 05, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Cons: "expensive, needs some tweaking"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"This car has been reliable - especially in our Wisconsin winters. The 3rd row seating is great for kids, but not comfortable for adults. Has held up well with the wear and tear that kids put on vehicles. The only gripe I have is that the bushings needed replacement at 40,000 miles. perhaps the never-end road construction caused it, however I never had to replace bushings on a car that "young" before. the other gripe is the heat shield keeps coming loose and causing a rattling sound. Dealership tightened it up, but another tightening will cause the screws to strip and will require a replacement at almost $400! Subaru, fix this and the bunk bushings and you have a really decent vehicle."
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