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#544 of 723 Re: Color of my 2008 Tribeca [ylz]
Jan 20, 2008 (3:03 pm)
I am also new to the forum - as of today.
I have a black 2006 subaru 7 pass. limited tribeca (mine did come with gray interior)
I had a dark gray honda odyssey before the tribeca , and I do have to admit, black shows EVERYTHING - much more than the gray odyssey.
Since they don't make the black on gray now, guess they did for the 06' only?
I would go for the dark gray with gray interior - close enough to black, but probably not as bad at showing everything.
Let us know what you decide on!
Jan 20, 2008 (3:25 pm)
I live in Alaska & recently purchased a 2006 7pass. limited tribeca - black with gray interior, it had 19,000 miles and I bought it for 24,995 - which was a good deal here in Alaska - the sticker price was $29,995.
I love Subaru's - I had a 2001 subaru outback sedan a few years ago before kids.
Went to a honda odyssey, but realized how much I missed having a subaru a few months ago, when my husband purchased a 2003 subaru imprezza.
So I have had my tribeca for 2 months now and have noticed I am only averaging 16.2 mpg most of the time - I drive about 12 miles one way to work, most of it is highway miles going 50-60 mph. Is this average normal? Is there something I can do to get a better average?
I just keep hoping it will get better gas mileage during the summer.
Other than that - It is an awesome vehicle!
#546 of 723 Re: Color of my 2008 Tribeca [ylz]
Jan 21, 2008 (2:43 pm)
My "vote" is for the diamond gray w/gray interior as well.
#547 of 723 Snow today, AWD wao!!!
Jan 21, 2008 (5:30 pm)
In the Twin Cities we had today a strange day. The weather was between 3 to 9 F. The information was that it was going to snow, between 0.5 to 2 inches. Thing is, that even when everybody knew that, I saw as many accidents as I have ever watch, including a CRV into a ditch, and a Escalade against a bridge wall.
I had to take my wife to the airport, and in the 24 miles I saw like 8 crashes. When I left my wife, on the way back I saw like 4 more in the other side. I was driving feeling so secure, that I did start secondguessing my luck. Then, close to home, I saw this FWD Buick coming to me, making all kind of efforts not to cross to my line, skidding and finally crashing over his curb onto a small snowbank. I stopped like 50 yards ahead, and saw how the guy put reverse and left with obvious damage on the front axle. So, as the street was completely empty and I was alone, I tried to recreate his path. Nothing happened. I didn't even felt ice on the road. So I did it again, faster, and playing some with the steering. Nothing. The VDC light didn't even came.
Later, on the street closer to my house, I saw my neighbor in a RWD Chevy truck, tailing side to side of the road, gasping for control, until he finally returned home and decided not to go out today. Again, I went to recreate the path, and I founded the same, not even a blink of the VDC light, plus a completely secure way forward.
Maybe all AWD systems are like this, but I doubt it. Now, what I think I won't be second guessing is my purchase.
#548 of 723 Re: Snow today, AWD wao!!! [nickel]
Jan 21, 2008 (6:40 pm)
That is why Subaru is the number one selling vehicle here in Alaska! How scary it must have been for you, it is the other drivers you need to watch out for in weather like that!
I can take the so -so mpg for the everyday safety I get driving my Tribeca in Alaska !
#549 of 723 Re: Snow today, AWD wao!!! [lenasboys]
Jan 21, 2008 (8:10 pm)
anyone have any cabin noise issues with the new 08' tribeca 5pas limited???
Because the rear hatch & rear seat on my car vibrates and rattles so bad when driving on anything other than "freshly paved road"....... to the point that i am about to drive the car off of a cliff!!!
#550 of 723 Re: Snow today, AWD wao!!! [njvt13]
Jan 22, 2008 (12:42 am)
No sense letting it agitate you, just take it to the dealer. Those things are covered under Subaru's 1-year/12,000-mile New Car Adjustments and Wear Items warranty. Improper fit, squeaks & rattles, burnt out bulbs, used-up windshield wipers... it's all covered. Too many people live with little things that come up and then get annoyed with them over time. Take care of it right away... you paid good money and you deserve it.
#551 of 723 Re: Snow today, AWD wao!!! [njvt13]
Jan 22, 2008 (6:08 am)
I have those rattles exactly. I have determined that the head liner by the center belt is rattling - It seems like the rear Hatch.
I have a 5P LTD with a mfg date of 10/3. What is your mfg. date?
It's on the inside of your drivers door.
I intend to have these taken care of as well.
#552 of 723 Re: Color of my 2008 Tribeca [ylz]
Jan 22, 2008 (10:24 am)
Welcome to the forums!
I had a few black cars and yes they are hard to keep clean. Pretty much right after a wash the dust settles on it and it doesn't look clean anymore. It's sharp but you definitely have to wash it A LOT!
#553 of 723 Re: Snow today, AWD wao!!! [nickel]
Jan 22, 2008 (10:33 am)
I see that nothing has changed with the Twin Cities drivers. When we lived in Shoreview hated driving on the freeways. Idiots drove like the road surface was dry. Avoided a few accidents with the OBW flexibility. Drove out to Afton Alps to ski every week (National Ski Patrol) in all sorts of weather. The OBW always got me there.
With the Tribeca (still have the OBW) we rarely drive in the bad weather (we're retired now) just to keep it clean. But we've been out in several snow storms already. Even with the stock tires it gets around just great. Love it!