2008 Subaru Tribeca Consumer Review: Junk

2008 Subaru Tribeca SUV - Consumer Review

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By 1rich on


2008 Subaru Tribeca Limited 7-Pass 4dr SUV AWD w/Rear Seat DVD, Nav (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


I did a lot of research when the '08 model came out.
Unfortunately there was not enough real data out there.
Reliability and performance are poor.
We get 14.5 miles per gallon in mixed driving.
Full size SUV's with V8 engines can do better.
Besides the gas useage is the oil useage.
Check it out on your own.
Subara considers 1 quart of oil used per every 1000 miles within spec.
I should know.
This is our Tribeca's oil consumption.
We have had interior components fall off (Visors, seat backs, seat track covers, etc.)
The dash squeaks, the hatch rattles and
engine components have failed (EGR valve).
All this and less than 25k miles on it.
I will never own another subaru.

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Subaru, improve your production line and use higher grade compenents. The reliability of this care is awful. Also the suspension rides like a brick and there are all kinds of clunks and rattles from it. Just a poorly built car overall.
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