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VTD only appeared on top trim Foresters for a couple of years. Such a turbo Foz (2007-8) would be the ideal platform for Subaru exploration vehicle.

Offroad, I will take my no-LSD OB over my LSD-equipped Tribeca any day, without talking about clearance at all. It seems that with these models programming is what makes the difference. Sometimes you want the wheels to do something, even if this is temporary excessive spin, whereas the TB can just flat out refuse to spin any wheel at all (with VDC/TC on) or be too letargic (with button off) to help itself...
 

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I didn't think the tribeca had an LSD...but anywho I am with you I trusted my 03 forester x with anything offroad, it would dig and claw with all 4 tires in 1 without issue. The tribeca I have never put to the test if I am honest, it just looks to pretty and dainty lol.
 

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The Tribeca does not have a LSD - I'm not aware of any VTD equipped vehicles that have one.
 

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Tribeca didn't have an LSD. I do believe the wrx did though, as well as the outback XT for certain model years and packages along with the legacy. But we aren't talking about a game changing lsd it is a viscous coupling and wore out very quickly.
 

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Not to hijack, but would like to know how one gets into the third row seat? My whole family is looking at it like...WTH?

Thanks.
 

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The middle row folds and slides - you can slide it all the way forward and that gives you a (narrow) way to get in.

You can always do it the way my 3 year old wants to - have one side of the rear row folded and go in through the back hatch - it's almost easier, haha.
 

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The middle row folds and slides - you can slide it all the way forward and that gives you a (narrow) way to get in.

You can always do it the way my 3 year old wants to - have one side of the rear row folded and go in through the back hatch - it's almost easier, haha.
Lol!!! Awesome.
 

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The middle row folds and slides - you can slide it all the way forward and that gives you a (narrow) way to get in.

You can always do it the way my 3 year old wants to - have one side of the rear row folded and go in through the back hatch - it's almost easier, haha.
That's exactly the path my 6 and 7 year old prefer as well.
 

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It does seem that when designing a 7 seater automakers forget that families tend to have a carseat or two, and you can't conveniently slide the seat forward and tilt the back with a carseat in place.

I guess that is why they created mini-vans.
 

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No doubt, the bucket seats in a minivan are superior for car seats. I do have my son's car seat hooked up via LATCH to the 40 side of the middle bench and you can slide it forward enough to clamber in, but it's very tight. The center 20 fold would be acceptable if that metal bar didn't stick out.
 

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No doubt, the bucket seats in a minivan are superior for car seats. I do have my son's car seat hooked up via LATCH to the 40 side of the middle bench and you can slide it forward enough to clamber in, but it's very tight. The center 20 fold would be acceptable if that metal bar didn't stick out.
Yep, my AWD Caravan is tasked with more spacious duty and not feeling guilty about the kids eating McDonald's in it.

A few years ago, my kids were in car seats. I agree.
 
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