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Old 07-26-2006, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default Anyone driven the 07 Tribeca?

i was wondering if anyone has driven the 07 tribeca.. and if you have driven the 06 as well... how does the suspension feel on the 07 vs the 06? the suspension is said to have been softened up a little so i was just curious
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:45 AM   #2
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I have driven both. The difference is there but not huge. The ride is slightly better and the handling is about the same. An improvement overall, but not a tremendous one.

Hard to tell from just a couple of test drives, though.

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Old 07-28-2006, 11:17 PM   #3
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how does it feel when you have hit a bump? can you describe the difference?
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:33 PM   #4
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I drove both cars over the same set of RR tracks. The 07 felt slightly less jarring. Slightly, but noticeable. It still had good road feel, but seemed a bit softer over rough patches.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:27 PM   #6
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Test driven the '06 and my wife complained it was too rough. She hasn't complained about the '07 and said it was a better ride. I'm with the rest of the people though. It is smoother, but not OMG what a difference.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:48 PM   #7
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Does that mean 2008 gonna be even softer? I like the 06 ride. Anything softer, I need to reconsider my choice when my 06 lease is due.
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Does that mean 2008 gonna be even softer? I like the 06 ride. Anything softer, I need to reconsider my choice when my 06 lease is due.
Who knows at this point? 08 is a long way off. But I would suggest that you test drive the vehicle to see what we are talking about. Handling is still pretty much the same, the suspension just does a slightly better job of absorbing shock - and does it without removing road feel, IMHO. The differences do not seem to be major, but seem to be an improvement overall.

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From "The autochannel.com's" write up on 07 changes (link):

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...Also for 2007, the front and rear suspensions have been revised to deliver a smoother ride and improved after-shock damping on rough surfaces, without sacrificing the balance and sharpness of the B9 Tribeca driving characteristics. Revisions include revised front and rear strut tuning, adjusted spring rates and rear stabilizer bar rate changes....
Other good stuff on the 07 here as well...

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Old 08-08-2006, 03:22 PM   #9
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I don't feel current suspension harsh at all. My concern is that softer suspension will make it even worse in cornnering. Anyway, my next one will be either 08 or 09, either another Tribeca or back to Legacy depends what SOA offers at that time.
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