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I bought mine '08 Tribeca few months ago with 213k km, right after I bough it I had to rebuild torque converter, replace ball joints, end tie rods, sway bar bushings, rear rotors (rusted), and pads, serpentine belt and engine oil.
Now I got 219k km.
 

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New to this forum but certainly not new to Subaru. 284k miles on my 2010 work 3.6r outback and just bought a new to me 2013 Tribeca with 63k to replace the toy 2011 STI...2 car seats, luggage wife and parents don't fit in the STI, heck it barely fits in the Tribeca but I refuse to go elsewhere but Subaru ;). Too bad the Ascent is still 2 years out... On the outback it's been the typical maintenance with a car with that many miles, replaced every axels and wheel bearings at one time or an other. Driver side window and door lock module (I blame rain on this one) and timing chain was done at about 250k due to the guides getting worn out and getting the chain slap sound.
 

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I know this ones getting old but wanted to bring it back up to the top, good thread to see what is happening on these, ill repost since i drive a lot of miles;
the tribeca is still a baby at 40k
my 01 H6 is now at 175k I hit a deer but shes still running strong, only a alternator a power steering pump and a cv axle
my 94 ej22 is now at 250k still running strong
90 ej22 is at 155k, its just a pup
00 forester is at 150k had headgaskets, valve cover gaskets
88 loyale 275k still runs incredible just timing belts and cv axles
 

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I bought a 2008 this winter...currently has 204,500 miles on the clock. Needs brakes and suspension work for sure. I replaced the plugs and one coil right after purchase as it was missing. Other than a few fluid drips I haven't tracked down, it runs fine and it in great cosmetic shape for a vehicle with that many miles. Our teens will be driving it around town for the next few years, so if we can keep it going for 5+ years I'll be delighted.
 

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Looking at a SB9T - 2006 with 241,000 miles. Only $2,800. If it has been well maintained is this a car even worth looking at in 2020? Is that a decent price?
I paid $2,700 for my 2008 (at auction) with 200K miles a couple years ago. It's at 220K now. While it seemed to be in fair shape when I bought it, since then I have:
  • replaced both front axels
  • replaced two ignition coils
  • replaced fan belt tensioner and belt
  • replaced both vale cover gaskets (developed an oil leak)
  • replaced the under-fender transmission filter (leaking)
  • replaced front struts (one failed)
  • replaced hood release cable assembly (the lever inside broke off)
I am still dealing with some issues that developed over the last year, the worst of which are the moon roof (which failed with a racheting noise, looks like it ate the small white plastic part that keeps it aligned when retracting), a shudder in the transmission under light acceleration (torque converter lockup?), and the P420 cat code which is thrown on one side every 150-300 miles. I'm at the point of not wanting to put more $$$ into the car. It was fine, safe transportation for our high school drivers and we've driven it more than the mileage would suggest as it's only used locally. But if I could unload it for $2K tomorrow I'd do it in a heartbeat and buy something with far less miles on the clock. I would not buy another 10+ year old vehicle again, nor one with more than 150K miles.
 

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Keeping this thread alive!
I have a 2013 Tribeca Premium I bought June of 2020 that just clicked over 50k miles (~80k km). Still very much a baby.
The only issue so far is the hatch position switch not reading closed during cold weather.
I've installed a transmission cooler and PS cooler as the vehicle will see towing ~3 times per year.
I'm currently thinking of a rear 1.5"-2.0" spacer lift to compensate for the constant weight of having 3 kids, gear/ bike etc. (Never less than 300lb in the back, and ~600-800lbs when loaded up for a trip. I don't expect this car to have an easy life so it will be interesting to compare it to my 2006 Honda Pilot it replaced. I still have the Pilot but it has been relegated to local duties and an MTB shuttle vehicle only, sitting at just over 180k miles (~290k km) and also has not had an easy life.
 

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Had to share this moment with you from January:
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I have it as a 5-second video clip too, but I don't think the software lets me upload a video (rolling from 99,999 to 100,000). I think it's the first time I've ever rolled any odometer over to 100K. I bought a '92 Legacy with 195K on it (nobody would buy it because the miles were so high, but it had a new clutch, transmission, and timing belts, and the engine was solid....I put plugs, wires, filters, and hoses in it when I bought it and drove it for 50K trouble-free miles), so I saw that one hit 200K, but I think I must usually buy cars with just over 100k on them and then not keep them for 100k. I bought the Tribeca with around 80K on it, but it has taken me 3 years to get to 100K. Thanks to COVID, it's been on 3 ~2K mile road trips and one 5K mile road trip in the last 12 months.
 

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Who in here has the highest miles on their Tribeca, or any subie for that matter. and what have you done to it.

I have 27000 on my Tribeca nothing but oil and filter changes, haven't owned it long

140,000 on my gen 1 H6 outback, i've changed alternator, tensioner pulley and idler pulleys and serpentine belt, one cv axle and the power steering pump, been a great car and a beast all around.

225,000 on my 1994 legacy ej22 had 2 timing belt changes, 2 waterpumps , cv axles 2x a radiator new hoses and belts. it is the energizer bunny lol
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