B9 Tribeca: The Edsel for a new Century?

Discussion in 'Subaru Tribeca' started by Neoprene, Jun 15, 2005.

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    Neoprene Guest

    Well, I test drove one yesterday. It handles OK. Still can use
    more leg room. (why can't the Japanese build a car for 6'4 people
    like me?) I still can't get over however just how butt ugly this car
    looks like! Subaru would be wise to scrap the whole front end
    design of this modern-day Edsel, and go with a front end design
    like that of the BMW X3 or the Porsche Cayenne. Now there's
    a Subaru that I'd like to see!

    ps: Does anyone know if the B9-T made it to Click & Clack's
    10 worst new car designs for 2005 on their weekly NPR show?
    I missed that episone and I now think it should have been selected
    as #3 or #4.
     
    Neoprene, Jun 15, 2005
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    B a r r y Guest

    I'm with you. "Edsel" was exactly _my_ thought when I saw it! <G>

    I have to add that I don't like the Cayenne nose, either.

    Barry
     
    B a r r y, Jun 15, 2005
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    lkreh Guest

    The Tribeca's exterior design is tighter and more cohesive than the
    Lexus RX-330 and Acura MDX, which are hits. I think/hope the public
    will disagree with you on the Tribeca styling.

    The dash design of the Tribeca is another matter. The curved dash
    array is gimmickee.
     
    lkreh, Jun 15, 2005
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    chipsoars Guest

    I thought the grill was more like an Alfa-Romeo than an Edsel.
     
    chipsoars, Jun 16, 2005
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    That was my first thought. I did see one at a local gas station and it
    looked much better that in photo. Not great and not bad just ok to me.
    I don't buy just on looks alone but, look for reliability, safety,
    comfort and fun. I won't buy ugly or for head turning style without
    substance so I'd consider a B9
     
    Edward Hayes, Jun 16, 2005
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    Nicolaas Guest

    Can you justify paying $30,000+ for a 5 passenger SUV?
     
    Nicolaas, Jun 16, 2005
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    Pay 30,000 for a 5 pass SUV? Sure, some people pay that for a 2
    passenger boy racer.
     
    Edward Hayes, Jun 16, 2005
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    lkreh Guest

    The Tribeca is technically 7 passengers (I know, I know, the back seat
    is tiny). Anyway, to answer your question, yes. If you're suggesting
    the Tribeca is excessively priced, you haven't looked around in a
    couple of years. Have you priced an '05 Outback with leather? Guess
    what? They're about $29,000.
     
    lkreh, Jun 16, 2005
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    Nicolaas Guest

    My brother paid $29,500 for a loaded 8 passenger Pilot with dvd player and
    leather.
    If I was in the market for a large SUV, I think that I would consider a
    Pilot before a Tribeca.
     
    Nicolaas, Jun 17, 2005
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    ismlv Guest

    I have to agree. I'm on my 2nd Subaru (a 99 SUS Ltd) and my parents just bought their 7th but I am seriously considering switching to a
    Pilot next time around. I'm looking for something a big bigger, with good mileage and a fair price tag. Pilot has the interior dash/driver's
    area nailed with the compartments and such which is critical for me since I spend a lot of time in the car for work....

    I hate to leave Subaru after so many cars but for the price tag, it's just not stacking up
     
    ismlv, Jun 17, 2005
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    B a r r y Guest

    Some folks pay that for a custom ONE passenger, with ape hangers. <G>
     
    B a r r y, Jun 17, 2005
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    Dean Hoffman Guest

    Maybe the answer is here:

    http://www.cartalk.com/
     
    Dean Hoffman, Jun 18, 2005
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    Dean Hoffman Guest

    Maybe the answer is here:

    http://www.cartalk.com/
     
    Dean Hoffman, Jun 18, 2005
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  14. I mostly agree with you. Saw 2 up close in CoSpgs and they are 'less
    objectionable' in person. Though still odd in the front (Saab meets
    Chrysler? I dunno) and the rear corners are a little odd. I might test
    drive one as my wife still misses her van. Might soon trade in my
    Avenger AND her Outback for a WRX wagon and a Tribeca (or Honda Odyssey).
    I dunno

    Carl
     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Jun 22, 2005
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    B a r r y Guest

    The worst angle of all is straight-on in the rear view mirror.

    I had a B9 behind me Monday. When I spotted it, it was a case of "Oh,
    my God, what _IS_ that thing?" <G>
     
    B a r r y, Jun 23, 2005
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  16. I stopped today to take another look at the Tribeca. It seems to look
    worse each time I see it. The whole exterior is just wrong especially
    that nose. I have seen other pictures of future models that will be
    borrowing from this new look and I figure that my 03 Forester will be my
    last Subie. I would put the Tribeca in the same class as the Ponitac
    Aztec. UGLY!
     
    Jerre Bassler, Jun 27, 2005
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    JCZ Guest

    I have to agree with you. I haven't seen one in real life, but the
    pictures on the website show a really ugly vehicle. It seems they took
    all the ugly tendencies in styling and combined them into one really
    hideous hunk of car. Ugh!

    June
     
    JCZ, Jun 27, 2005
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    Nicolaas Guest

    To me, the front looks like an Edsel and the back looks like a Hyundai
    Tuscon. Not exactly a high end combo.
     
    Nicolaas, Jun 27, 2005
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    Al Guest

    The latest issue of "Business Week" adores it. Guess who's going to buy
    it! And I didn't know this; it was named after an upscale neighborhood
    in Manhatten. yikes!

    Al
     
    Al, Jun 27, 2005
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    jabario Guest

    I'm afraid subaru is on its way out. 2004 was the last year of good
    cars. The outback is ruined- ugly with poor interior ergonomics. Now
    the terleta. I was hoping to be a subaru customer for life but I fear
    my 04 outback will be my last. I love it and I know I'll get great
    service from it but I just can't see myself buying a tribeka or the
    2005 legacy/outback. They dont even make the baja in yellow anymore!!!
    Wake up Subaru!!!!
     
    jabario, Jun 27, 2005
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