Opinions on Subaru Tribeca?

Discussion in 'Subaru Tribeca' started by Richard Kaplan, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. Any opinions on thenew Subaru Tribeca? I am considering a new large car or
    SUV which handles well in snow and this seems to be a prime contender.
    Richard Kaplan, Aug 29, 2005
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    Bonehenge Guest

    It's really ugly? <G>
    Bonehenge, Aug 29, 2005
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    Johnny Guest

    Ugly? why ugly? I found this SUV very nice and the interior too.
    Johnny, Aug 29, 2005
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    ~~Phil~~ Guest

    Ugly from every angle outside. Weird dash inside. Competent performance.
    Personally I wouldn't drive it if they gave me one for free.

    To each his own ...

    ~~Phil~~, Aug 29, 2005
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    nothermark Guest

    It will probably work. It isn't what I'd call an SUV and it's buttt
    nothermark, Aug 29, 2005
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    jabario Guest

    I'd drive one for free but not $30k ++ That s lexus and bmw territory.
    Ugly as sin , not a "real" suv and named after a homosexual filled part
    odf new york city.
    jabario, Aug 29, 2005
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    Jim Stewart Guest

    And, well, it is an SUV.
    Jim Stewart, Aug 29, 2005
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    grape Guest

    how come Ifound tribeca sexy?!

    Ilove its unique look...
    grape, Aug 29, 2005
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    Jim Stewart Guest

    I'm not going to go there :)
    Jim Stewart, Aug 29, 2005
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    MK IV Guest

    Personally, I wouldn't buy one of these trucks, I like driving too much,
    but since you're asking here's my two cents on the beast. When I first
    looked at the pictures, I thought it looked ugly but after seeing one
    parked next to me, I have to say it's not bad at all, for a full size SUV.
    Certainly no worse than what the other manufacturers are coming up with,
    including Porsche and BMW. The Mercedes looks the best of the lot IMO but
    it's not quite as big.
    MK IV, Aug 29, 2005
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    I'd buy one if I had a need for such a vehicle. Looks are OK to me and
    are just one part of the equation. I always consider safety,
    reliability, easy to drive, handling and comfort. Nice vehicle I think
    and I buy a vehicle for myself/family and not for the general crowd
    or whether my neighbors like it.
    Edward Hayes, Aug 29, 2005
  12. If they do make a van in the same general shape I'd consider trading in
    the OBW for it. My wife would like a little taller seating height but
    it's not worth doing for another 4 door vehicle. She and occasionally
    we, do Gem& Mineral/Jewelry shows and unloading out the side would be
    very nice. At the time our daughter totaled the van, (Windstar POS) we
    couldn't quite afford to replace it with a Honda Odyssey which would've
    been ideal.

    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Aug 30, 2005
  13. Competent performance but you would not drive it for free???
    Richard Kaplan, Aug 30, 2005
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    Don Guest

    I just bought a 5 passenger Limited about a month ago and love it. I don't
    really understand the comments about it being 'ugly'! To me, it is a nice
    looking vehicle and handles very well. There will always be people who
    don't like something and that's why they make so many different cars. If
    everyone had the same opinions, we would all be driving Fords, Chevrolets,
    or something similar.

    I have a trick hip and the 02 Legacy Outback that we had before was very
    uncomfortable. My legs were straight out with no support, but with the
    Tribeca, there is support and I can drive it for long periods without

    I only have about 1500 miles on it so far, but have no complaints. I
    haven't found any problems at all and am satisfied.

    Don D.
    Don, Aug 30, 2005
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    nothermark Guest

    It's political. The basic issue is that it is not a utility vehicle.
    A lot of us look at the original sport utlity lineup - a truck that
    held more than 2 folks, towed a load and handled roof racks for
    skis/boats/bikes/gear. The new generation is too round and often too
    weak to load the roof or tow more than 1000 lbs. It is just a sedan
    with higher rollover potential. "But it looks sexy" barf.

    I'm glad it works for you. It shows why there is a market. A '57
    Chevy would do the same and haul more with about the same fuel
    economy. Not so many safety features though. ;-)


    nothermark, Aug 30, 2005
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    Don Guest

    Do you "really" know that these things that you mention apply to the
    Tribeca? Are you just basing your comments on the fact that you just don't
    like the looks? I personally don't haul things on the roof, but the Tribeca
    is capable of doing it and it will tow more than 1000 lbs. It has a lower
    rollover potential than most SUVs on the market, if only based on the H6
    engine. I haven't as yet put it through its paces, but it seems very stable
    and the huge tires alone will add to its stability. (I don't look foward to
    having to replace them though! :) ) I believe that many of the comments
    about the car are only based on the fact that some people don't like the
    looks and really aren't based on facts.

    As I said, some people will dislike any new vehicle that comes out. You
    can't provide "ANY" vehicle with features that will appeal to "ALL" buyers.
    Impossible!! The Tribeca is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination,
    but no vehicle qualifies in that respect. I like mine and that is all that
    really matters to me. I don't plan to drive it in extreme off-road
    conditions, but 99 percent of the SUV owners fall into this category. I
    like it better than my previous Legacy because of the stated support that it
    offers my legs.
    Safety features are important. I live in Florida, so I don't drive in snow
    very often! :) I found that the Legacy was outstanding on wet roads though.
    I tried to spin it out under pretty controlled conditions and was unable to
    do so. My previous Mercedes was actually unsafe under certain wet
    conditions and I wouldn't go back to a standard 2 wheel drive. I expect the
    Tribeca to be similar, even though I haven't had a chance to try it in heavy
    rain yet.

    Don D.

    Don, Aug 30, 2005
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    High roll over potential compared to other SUVs? I think not.
    Edward Hayes, Aug 30, 2005
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    hummer Guest

    Stick with a conventional Outback Wagon.
    The Tribeca is about as cramped inside as a
    early-60's Mercury or Gemini space capsule
    inside if you're taller than 5'10".

    Also the car is just plain BUTT UGLY ! Oy Vey!!!!

    It ACTUALLY looks like some 6 year old kid kid made a
    model of a Porsche Caynene and a Lexus LX-300 and a Nissan
    Murano out of RED PLAY DOUGH, AND then SQUISHED
    THEM ALL TOGETHER to make the Subaru Tribeca at the
    factory model shop. (....must have had too much MSG in the soup that day
    in Gumma ?)

    I will be amazed if Click and Clack on NPR don't vote this
    Subaru as the most BUTT UGLY car since the 59 Edsel for 2005.
    hummer, Aug 30, 2005
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    MK IV Guest

    Your nickname definitely makes you an expert on butt ugly...
    MK IV, Aug 30, 2005
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    Jim Stewart Guest

    I have to agree with both of you :)

    Yet another hamstermobile.
    Jim Stewart, Aug 30, 2005
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