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2011 Subaru Tribeca Limited
Confidence in Motion

Subaru launched the initial "crossover" trend in the 90s, way before the term was even coined, with the all-wheel-drive Outback. In 2005, Subaru played the move again, using the BL/BP Legacy platform to create the next generation 7-seat crossover. Subaru technology has definitely evolved since my BK Legacy wagon, so when Austin Subaru emailed me the deepest Subaru discount I have ever seen I couldn't resist taking delivery of one.

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Engine: 3.6L DOHC 24-valve H6. 10.5:1 compression ratio.

Something you will only find in Subarus and Porsches - a boxer engine, providing lower center of gravity for handling performance and stability. And of course, it's mounted longitudinally, sending power to the full-time AWD drivetrain.

Transmission: 5-speed automatic (Sportshift is the only one I've ever driven that actually reponds to a quick triple-tap on the stick with a skip-shift from 5th to 2nd)

Drivetrain: full-time AWD with a planetary limited-slip VTD center differential and limited-slip rear differential. I was pleasantly surprised at the off-road capability even though there is no ability to lock axles. Here's a Youtube video showing my Tribeca climbing ramps with 2 diagonal wheels off the ground.

Suspension: 4-wheel independent suspension with multi-link passive rear/4-wheel steering

Dimensions:

    Curb Weight: 4214 pounds

    Cargo volume - 37.6 cubic feet with 3rd row folded

    Turning Diameter: 37.4 feet

    Ground Clearance: 8.4 inches
    Wheelbase: 108.2 inches
    Track - Front: 62.2 inches
    Track - Rear: 62.1 inches
    Length: 191.5 inches
    Width: 73.9 inches
    Height: 66.4 inches
    Headroom - Front: 40.3 inches
    Headroom - Rear: 38.2 inches
    Legroom - Front: 42.3 inches
    Legroom - Rear: 34.3 inches
    Shoulder room - Front: 58.1 inches
    Shoulder room - Rear: 57.5 inches

Modifications:

Wheels and Tires:
Subaru 2012 STi Enkei 18x8.5 +55 wheels, 26.6 pounds

    - Continental ContiSportContact 3 255/55/18

Stock Features:

    - power locks with remote keyless entry
    - power 4-channel ABS brakes with 12.3" front and 12.4" rear discs
    - front occupant/seat position-sensing airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, side-curtain airbags
    - split 40/20/40 reclining, sliding, and folding 2nd row seats with headrests and 3-point seat belts
    - split 50/50 folding 3rd row seats with headrests and 3-point seat belts
    - dual zone climate control air conditioning (that shuts off automatically at full throttle, providing max power)
    - rear-cabin air conditioning controls and celing vents for 2nd and 3rd row passengers, rear heating ducts (under the front seats)
    - 7" computer display
    - Harman Kardon 10-speaker 6-disc MP3 stereo with XM and steering wheel controls
    - cruise control
    - dual powered, heated, and folding side mirrors with turn signal repeaters
    - power windows, driver one-touch down feature
    - rear defroster and wiper with wash
    - wiper deicers
    - rear cargo ceiling and hatch light
    - dual front map lights
    - dual front lighted cupholders
    - remote fuel door release
    - auto on/off projector headlights
    - chrome door handles
    - 150 mph speedometer
    - 4 12V power outlets
    - leather interior
    - garage door opener
    - photochromic rear-view mirror with compass
    - Bluetooth voice controlled speakerphone

7" Computer Display - for audio, outside temperature, fuel computer, timer, and clock. The door open indicators that have been a tradition on Subarus for decades is still here.

Gauges - sweep on startup

Center Stack - audio includes center channel speaker, comfort controls for both front occupants

Rear-cabin Air Conditioning - ceiling vents for both 2nd and 3rd row passengers

Rear-cabin Air Conditioning - controls and storage drawer

Third Row Seats - second row seat tilts and slides forward with a single release lever

Doors - the huge rear doors stretch right up to the rear wheel arch, allowing access to the 3rd row. The window on the door is one big piece too, which is able to pretty much roll down all the way.

Front Door - features a chrome handle, big pockets for water bottles, and a defroster vent

Front Door - with big mirrors and what seems to be polyethylene tweeters.

Cockpit - has the wrap-around design that Subaru has used even in the 1995 Legacy

Bluetooth - completely controlled by voice recognition and pairs with multiple phones

Center Storage - features two power outlets and audio input. Both front seats get lumbar support.

Puddle Lights

Footwell Lighting

Cupholder Lighting

Engine - EZ36 flat-six with dual timing chains, coil-on-plug ignition, and asymmetrical connecting rods show a progression of technology from the EJ motors

Lighting - includes projector headlights, fog lights, and turn signal repeaters on the mirrors

Spoiler - and shark fin antennae


Date miles Service and Modifications
2011.11.11 391 acquired car
2011.12.22 4445 oil/filter changed with Mobil 1
2012.03.24 8452 oil/filter changed with Mobil 1 synthetic
2012.07.21 16145 oil/filter changed with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2012.10.11 24247 front wiper blades changed
2012.10.13 24247 oil/filter changed with Mobil 1 synthetic, replaced air filter
2013.01.07 33357 driver's side headlight changed
2013.01.12 33740 oil/filter changed with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2013.04.22 43373 oil/filter changed with Mobil 1 synthetic
2013.05.25 47463 rotated tires
2013.06.21 49238 brake fluid flush with ATE TYP 200 DOT 4 brake fluid
2013.07.19 51013 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic
2013.09.05 51013 passenger side headlight changed
2013.11.24 59484 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2014.02.09 cabin air filter replaced
2014.03.15 65217 spark plugs replaced
2014.06.20 71293 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2014.10.10 76480 changed to Continental ContiSportContact 3 tires
2015.02.19 83879 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires, driver's side wiper blade changed
2015.03.08 84773 driver's side headlight changed
2015.06.07 92172 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2015.06.19 92333 changed front passenger side wheel bearing
2015.11.01 101328 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2016.03.05 109193 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2016.04.25 114274 passenger side headlight changed
2016.05.21 117628 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2016.06.24 121019 changed battery
2016.07.09 122487 replaced air filter, cabin air filter
2016.07.09 122513 brake fluid flush with ATE TYP 200 DOT 4 brake fluid, replaced accessory belt
2016.07.10 122572 spark plugs replaced
2016.08.21 126477 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2016.09.23 130226 replaced Continental ContiSportContact 3 tires
2016.12.26 139078 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires, front driver's side wheel stud replaced with ARP stud
2017.03.24 146022 passenger front Continental ContiSportContact 3 tire replaced, shaved 8/32 to match
2017.04.01 146658 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2017.04.09 147115 driver side headlight changed
2017.05.29 150557 coolant change
2017.06.25 155213 driver side headlight changed
2017.07.01 155657 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires, front driver's side wheel stud replaced with ARP stud
2017.10.21 165324 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2018.01.18 172909 refinish and blend driver's side rear quarter panel, rear door, front door
2018.01.26 174323 replaced air filter, driver's side tail light
2018.02.04 174988 replaced cabin air filter
2018.02.14 175924 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires, replaced rear brake pads
2017.04.23 181438 replaced windshield
2018.06.06 185250 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires, replaced transmission and differential fluids
2018.06.12 185388 changed front passenger side wheel bearing
2018.08.18 194641 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2018.08.31 195680 replaced Continental ContiSportContact 3 tires
2018.09.04 195860 front driver's side wheel stud replaced with ARP stud
2018.09.20 196664 driver side headlight changed
2018.11.20 200337 spark plugs replaced
2018.12.13 202738 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic
2018.12.18 203113 rotated tires, mounted to STi wheels
2018.12.27 203246 changed front driver side wheel bearing, front passenger side brake caliper bracket, front brake rotors
2018.12.31 203485 both downstream oxygen sensors replaced
2019.01.21 205312 both upstream oxygen sensors replaced
2019.02.01 206320 passenger side headlight changed
2019.02.11 207104 front wiper blades changed
2019.02.15 207512 changed front driver side wheel bearing
2019.02.22 207516 changed front passenger side wheel bearing, front driver side axle
2019.02.27 207963 changed battery
2019.04.20 212764 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2019.05.13 214982 rear passenger side wheel stud replaced, tire patched
2019.05.25 216970 brake fluid flush with ATE TYP 200 DOT 4 brake fluid, replaced accessory belt
2019.08.17 222389 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2019.08.24 222491 changed passenger side catalytic converters
2019.12.19 230581 driver side headlight changed
2019.12.28 232025 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2020.01.08 232314 replaced front brake pads with Carbotech 1521
2020.05.03 complete body wax
2020.09.07 241130 oil/filter change with Mobil 1 synthetic, rotated tires
2020.09.09 241184 replaced air filter
2020.09.11 241193 replaced Continental ContiSportContact 3 tires
2020.12.28 242798 replaced driver side upper radiator hose
2021.04.11 244545 complete body wax
2021.04.14 244580 rear wiper blade changed
2021.05.01 244723 replaced accessory belt, HVAC compressor upper bracket, idler pulley, idler pulley cover, and bolt
2021.05.08 244848 complete body wax
2021.07.10 248092 spark plugs and valve cover gaskets replaced


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