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Pros: nav system
Cons: frequent repairsNothing but trouble. Fragile in all ways. Always a trouble light or computer problem.
Truly a hidden jewel
Pros: AWD, interior, performance and handeling
Cons: Could use telescopic steering wheel and power tailgate2008 Limited 5 passenger w/o nav and rear view camera. Test drove just about every SUV in this class and decided on the Tribeca. Comfort and handeling is great. Quality of build is also great. Built in Lafayette, Indiana by American workers. Maybe not the best looking in this class and gas mileage not great but didn't expect good mileage for this type of vehicle. Anyone looking for a SUV should test drive one before deciding.
Love my Subaru
Pros: all wheel drive
Cons: I like everythingLove my Subaru
Dependable & Versatile
Pros: All wheel drive in snow, rain, awesome
Cons: Want better than 23mpg. Clutch could be sportier.Bought in 2002 as soon as 03 model came out. Original battery and spark plugs still after 100k. All electrical working great. Catalytic replaced under warranty before 75k. Besides cat, no other issues; this car is amazing!
Forester SE excellent general use vehicle
Pros: Handling and performace with reasonable economy, 'real' glove compartment, durability
Cons: Fog lamps and privacy glass not standard across the line and idiot lights verses real gages for temp, pressure, voltage.Recently purchased Forester SE is proving to be a good choice. Elbow room aplenty. Averaging much better than advertized economy, all modes (without lead-foot). Good power, adequate for medium (300 mi) and hilly trips. I bought the SE trim to get real tires and wheels (16x65 vs 17x55) and to avoid the 'hole in the roof' (a small popup would have been acceptable). The 'push' from the rear wheels in lock-to-lock turns is a different experience, care on slippery surfaces in really tight turns may be advised (not tried yet). My biggest criticisms of the total lineup:  idiot lights, no temp, pressure or voltage gages (all trims).  Only high-end trims offer privacy glass, power seat(s) fog lamps (I installed post-delivery) and compass  only 3 exterior colors offered to get dark upholstery and carpet (which I got ...pastel gets dingy quickly... general complaint about all vehicles).  the assist handles should be 'A' pillar-mounted instead of roof-mounted (this may be a head-strike issue though).  Riccaro seats would be better (not available on everything out there unless you buy a premium gas-diet German or Swede).
Pros: Sits up higher than my previous auto (sedan)
Cons: Refer to review comments.I hear a 'clunking' type sound whenever I start my forward acceleration. It sounds like it is coming from the rear of the vehicle but the dealer service manager says it is the ABS computer under the hood and that it is common to this vehicle. I frankly do not believe that. It is proving to be very annoying, leading me to be completely dissatisfied with the car. I would not own another one.
no but a good family car
Pros: Roomie front seats
Cons: Not a smooth rideGood car , not a smooth ride , driving was very tight and handled good.