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Hi folks, here with another question.
I'm loving my 08 Tribeca, everything that is except maybe I expected a bit more from the fuel mileage. I knew going in this is a big vehicle, 3.6L V6 AWD engine with a smaller fuel tank. I've had it less than a month. I don't change vehicles enough to know or remember if new cars these days get better fuel economy as the engine breaks in. Is that a myth? Or is my Tribeca right now as good as it going to get for the fuel economy?

Thanks for your tips :)

(ps...wish I had the rear camera)
 

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There is no break in oil but as per the owners manual you should go easy on the motor and brakes for at least the first 1,000 miles. Try to vary the speed on the highway at that time and avoid kicking the ABS if possible. Don't redline the motor. Basically go easy on it. In my experience Subaru motors take a little bit to loosen up. You can expect the MPG's to improve after say 5K miles or so for a SWAG. Your MPG's improving and leveling off is a good idication of the motor having been broken in. The best way is haveing an oil analysis done:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4718

That's the only way to know for sure.
 
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