2008 Subaru Tribeca Consumer Review: Somewhat Disapointed in Tribec

2008 Subaru Tribeca - Consumer Review

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Limited 5-Passenger 4dr SUV (3.6L 6-cyl. AWD 5-speed Automatic w/Nav)

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Somewhat Disapointed in Tribeca
By jpdinnj on


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


Current mileage 2000. Transmission clunks hard into first gear downshifting to a stop; A/C is not cold enough for a cabin of this size - dealer said it was overcharged; suspension clunking sound made from the front wheels when hitting slightest of bumps – reminds me of bad ball joints in an old car; acceleration at cruising speed not smooth, instead feels out of balance; gas cap rests on exterior paint during refuel, need telescoping steering wheel; back seats wobble and make noise as does the rear seat belt from the ceiling; exhaust makes tinny vibration sound when accelerating hard. Expected more from this vehicle.

Best Features

Sharp exterior looks; comfortable driver's seat; 2008 0% finance rate; 2008 clearance prices; cargo room

Worst Features

Fix items notes in review, add telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, improve fuel economy; add some wood trim because the silver stuff looks cheap; heated rear seats
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