B9 Tribeca review...ouch

Discussion in 'Subaru Tribeca' started by Fuzzy Logic, Aug 12, 2005.

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    Fuzzy Logic Guest

    Fuzzy Logic, Aug 12, 2005
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    Steve Jones Guest

    Steve Jones, Aug 12, 2005
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    Tcassette Guest

    Just read some of the reviewer's other overblown prose on that web site.
    He's a Car and Driver wannabe who is more interested in trying to be clever
    than in providing meaningful insights to readers.

    Yes, to many eyes the B9 is not that attractive, but it is distinctive.
     
    Tcassette, Aug 13, 2005
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    jabario Guest

    Who would be pleased with that? Subaru better wise up or they will be
    bankrupt and out of the US market if they keep trying to unload this
    crap on us
     
    jabario, Aug 13, 2005
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  6. last I heard, their sales were up 6%

    Carl


     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Aug 13, 2005
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    Bugalugs Guest

    I think in this case, when the review was being done, the vagina was in
    the drivers seat.
     
    Bugalugs, Aug 13, 2005
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    hippo Guest

    Good call! Although if we are to follow his TriBeCa analogy to its logical
    conclusion, wouldn't the front be more productively styled as an arsehole
    (again reflecting the driver in this review)? Cheers
     
    hippo, Aug 13, 2005
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    jabario Guest

    Subaru no longer offers a quality vehicle at a fair price. Who would
    pay $30+k for a Subaru? I love my 04 OBW but it cost under 20k new. For
    30k+ there's LExus and BMW that are truly luxury. The new legacies and
    Outbacks have awful ergonomics and that terleta. Plus the fact that
    they named a car after a homosexual den in NYC makes me less likely to
    buy another
     
    jabario, Aug 13, 2005
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  12. Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Aug 13, 2005
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  13. Subaru no longer offers a quality vehicle at a fair price. Who would
    Well, my '02 Outback VDC H6 Sedan listed for $32k and I got it for $29k and
    I am extremely happy with it. As far as I am concerned no Lexus or BMW can
    touch it from an engineering standpoint. Maybe the last touches of luxury
    are not there, but I'd rather spend my money on superior engineering than
    perfect interiors.

    I do have to say that after having been a hardcore Subaru supporter for many
    years, I hate the B9, would never buy one, and am not impressed with
    anything else they are currently offering. It's sad, because I know the
    engineering is still solid... however, (and perhaps with a bit of paradox),
    styling *is* ultimately a factor. I guess it's a matter of degrees... and
    Subaru has gone too far off the deep end this time.
    John
     
    John A. Mason, Aug 13, 2005
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    PHIL, Aug 13, 2005
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    Dan Williams Guest

    A family member was so thrilled with their new Tribeca, they came by and got
    us for a weekend trip. The really cool part is that I got to do all the
    driving to really experience the vehicle. I currently own two Subarus (97
    Outback & 2001 Legacy Sedan). I didn't really know what to think of the
    Tribeca.

    Let me tell you, it is one of those cars you fall in love with the longer
    you drive it. We took the car over Stevens Pass in Washington and then
    off-roading to get up to some cool hikes. I was allowed to go crazy.
    Some of my observations . . . The car was very comfortable and never became
    uncomfortable even though we were traveling for a number of hours. It was
    very roomy and handled all of us and our gear. One of the most impressive
    things was the handling. The car's handling felt like a small sporty car.
    It was hard to stay aware of how fast you were going. We even started to
    play a game of guessing the speed. Most were guess speeds 10 to 15 mph
    slower due to how smooth and quite the car runs. The car could bank around
    35 mph corners at 55 like it was on rails and there was no noticeable lean.
    The power was amazing as it climbed up the pass like it was nothing.
    Another interesting thing is that while descending, it would maintain its
    speed without having to go to the brake. I then got the opportunity to
    take it off road. I got to try both gravel and dirt and some very rough
    roads. The car was sure footed and handled better than my Outback,
    especially when it came to high-speed cornering on gravel. At spots I had
    the car up to 45 mph in sharp corners on very loose gravel and it never had
    any feeling of sliding. At the end I filled it up and calculated the
    mileage . . . the car got 23 mpg.

    I for one have had the opportunity to experience this car and it is pretty
    impressive!
     
    Dan Williams, Aug 15, 2005
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    nothermark Guest

    But how well can I put a caouple of canoes one the roof?
     
    nothermark, Aug 15, 2005
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    lkreh Guest

    I'm not one that feels compelled to defend Subaru. I've owned all
    kinds of cars. But, the person that wrote that review is not exactly
    unbiased. He wrote, "All of these shortcomings could be forgiven if
    the B9 drove with the élan of the only-slightly-less-ugly and equally
    cheap-feeling WRX STi." Give me a break -- he obviously has an axe to
    grind.

    BTW, my local dealer in Evanstan has the '05 Outback (w/ auto and 4
    cyl) for $21K and the Ltd version for $24K. That's quite a deal. The
    Tribeca will come down in price, too. New models are always priced
    at/near MSRP b/c people that got to have 'em will pay it.
     
    lkreh, Aug 16, 2005
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    Fuzzy Logic Guest

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    S.C. Guest

    Tribeca ih higly inspired from Alfa Romeo 147.
    Take a look
    http://www.alfaromeo.com

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    S.C., Aug 17, 2005
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