Any Tribeca owners out there

Discussion in 'Subaru Tribeca' started by M. Butkus, Nov 10, 2005.

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    M. Butkus Guest

    My wife purchased a new Tribeca 5 passanger, white. Living in NW New Jersey
    it replaced and Audi A6 AWD. Wanted another AWD. Bought in May '05 we drive
    in NJ and PA area and to date have only seen 4 other Tribecas. Rides nice
    but were Subaru got the 250HP rating, I don't know. Power is lacking for
    NJ, PA boarder hills. I have a '04 Saturn Vue with the Honda 3.5 -250HP.
    That car shows it HP at any moment, no problem. I only need half throttle
    to zip past anything. This Tribeca... nope.
    Good ride, nice insides, stupid non-adjustable roof racks for a SUV. So far
    we haven't driven in snow but I owned a 2002 OB so I know it will go. Gas
    is only 20-21 in standard driving. HW is better. High test is the
    problems. My Saturn takes regular and gets 21-22 and 25+ Hwy.
    M. Butkus, Nov 10, 2005
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    bigjim Guest

    Tribecas are dweeb cars as are Saturns. That is why you see so few.
    They named tribeca after a homosexual enclave in new york. Saturns--
    Who the #@^%& would pay sticker price for a car? 'Nuff said!!
    bigjim, Nov 10, 2005
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    j Guest

    Yeah who would pay sticker!

    That would make them a zoon-dweebi-maximus.

    You're so awesome.
    j, Nov 10, 2005
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    j Guest

    ....and cool. You're so cool.

    Trolling around. King of the town. Always got your windows rolled

    You're a bitchin dude! If you don't like it it must suck.

    It must totally rule to be so awesome.

    Dare to dream.

    j, Nov 10, 2005
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    j Guest

    Totally dweeb cars. Not the kind of cars for awesome dudes who wear
    acid wash jeans and Big Johnson T-shirts would be caught dead in. Keep
    it real!
    j, Nov 10, 2005
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    Pinehollow Guest

    I have a 5 passenger Limited Tribeca that just turned 3000 miles. I like
    it very well. It seems to have as much power as the 03 Legacy Outback that
    it replaced. It is quite a bit heavier, so I would imagine that it would
    lose in a drag race between the two.

    I haven't had a single problem with it since we got it. It is the first new
    car that I have ever owned that I haven't taken back to the dealer to
    correct some problems, big or small. I have owned dozens of new cars and so
    far, this seems to be the best as to build quality.

    My wife is the primary driver, my primary vehicle being a 03 Ram Quadcab. I
    don't like having to use premium and don't usually. The midgrade fuel works
    fine and the dealership says its ok to use it as long as there is no
    pre-ignition. I live in Florida, so I won't be driving it in any snow this
    year. I plan on moving back to Texas next year, so I might get a chance
    once or twice next year. I like the way the Legacy and this Tribeca handle
    on wet streets though, and it is a safer car.

    sounds like an idiot. There is always at least one on
    every forum that just likes to display his stupidity for the world to see..

    Pinehollow, Nov 10, 2005
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    speednxs Guest

    You have to rev it to get that power.

    Long and boring answer. Horsepower = Torque (ft-lbs) * RPM/5252
    The Tribeca H6 3 liter is rated at 250 hp at 6600 rpm (199 ft-lbs). It
    also rated at 219 peak ft-lbs at 4400 rpm (175 hp).

    A 3.5 liter honda is obviously going to put out more torque at most
    rpms and therefore more horsepower at that specific rpm.

    By comparison a BMW 330 with a 3 liter (straight six) puts out 225 hp
    at 5900 rpm (200 ft-lbs). It is rated 214 ft-lbs at 3500 rpm (142 hp).

    Learn to rev out the engine under modest throttle. This is a bit
    trickier with an automatic transmission. I'm sure you love a
    challenge. Putting your foot to the floor at 2000 rpm doesn't bring
    good results.

    There is still no substitute for cubic inches!

    Enjoy your Tribeca.
    speednxs, Nov 11, 2005
  8. Are we talkning about a Honda that weighs the SAME as the Tribeca? I've
    seen 'rules of thumb' thatindicate 8-11 lbs. of weight for each
    horsepower. Under 50mph HP/weight ratios are a fair way to compare
    vehicles, over 60mph drag coefficients begin being very important.

    1 Lucky Texan
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Nov 11, 2005
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    speednxs Guest

    Yep. The faster you go the more important the aerodynamic drag.
    speednxs, Nov 11, 2005
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