TRIbeca Ugly and a Poor Design

Discussion in 'Subaru Tribeca' started by jabario, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. jabario

    Nicolaas Guest

    Ikreh, you are really reaching for that one.
     
    Nicolaas, Feb 25, 2005
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  2. "With all of those vehicles that you prefer over Subaru, why don't you get
    Reading comprehension is actually a very strong suite of mine. However, I
    sensed your dislike of Subaru, even though you posed it nicely. It's obvious
    you are a dissatisfied Subaru owner. Sorry about that. Most of us here are
    not. I don't see how someone could spend $22.8k on a vehicle they don't
    like... why would you feel you didn't get your money's worth? Why would you
    buy something you don't value? What has happened in your experience to sour
    you on the vehicle?
     
    John A. Mason, Feb 26, 2005
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  3. jabario

    Nicolaas Guest

    Well, unfortunately Subaru doesn't allow you to drive it for 30 days or so
    before buying. Once I dished out the $22,800, it was mine. They are not like
    Walmart, I can't bring it back with my receipt for a refund.
    Things like the anti-freeze smell, transmission hesitation, poor gas
    mileage, etc.. were things that didn't show up until I drove the OBW for a
    few hundred miles.
    I didn't know that this forum was just for Subie owners to pat themselves on
    the back. I thought it was for ALL concerns regarding their Subaru.
     
    Nicolaas, Feb 26, 2005
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  4. jabario

    jabario Guest

    They are not like
    Walmart, I can't bring it back with my receipt for a refund.
    Things like the anti-freeze smell, transmission hesitation, poor gas
    mileage, etc.. were things that didn't show up until I drove the OBW
    for a
    few hundred miles. <<

    Did you test drive it? Not the around the lot drive a good 30-45 min
    drive. Any dealer that wont allow that you walk away from. All cars
    have smells especially when new. Tranny issues? Bring it back for
    repair!! Get a diesel if you want mpg. You looked at the label right?
    After breakin with normal driving you will get that.
    You may be one of the few that dont love their Outbacks. Most do. My
    gripe with the 05 is the radio and bland design. Those are the only
    reasons I won't buy another subaru. If they make the outback good
    again I'll buy another in second
     
    jabario, Feb 26, 2005
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  5. jabario

    Nicolaas Guest

    The 05 OBW was the first Subie that I thought wasn't ugly or bland. It's the
    only Subie that I liked.
    I did test drive the vehicle for about 20-30 minutes throughout Providence,
    RI. The car was warmed up, so the tranny was fine. I took the OBW back twice
    for the antifreeze smell. They couldn't find the source of the problem. They
    washed the engine, in case there was spillage.
    I would never buy a diesel vehicle. The noise of the 4 cyl. OBW is loud
    enough when I accelerate. Forget about a diesel.
    btw, just came back from my accoutant's office. All hwy driving, I am
    getting 21.6 mpg.
     
    Nicolaas, Feb 26, 2005
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  6. The 05 OBW was the first Subie that I thought wasn't ugly or bland. It's
    Nic,
    Something is wrong with your car. I have an '02 VDC H-6 Sedan. I
    consistently get 24-26 mpg in mixed city/rural driving. My car is smooth as
    can be... it's not loud at all. Same for the transmission. There have been a
    few 'bug' moments on a very cold morning for a few minutes, or a poor shift
    from time to time (very rare)... but other than that, no problems. I'm sorry
    you've had a bad experience. I would agree with another poster, that the
    body design (including radio) are not strong points for me. I'm not sure if
    I will buy another one again or not. I certainly will not buy a Tribeca. I
    do love the technical engineering, reliability, and other features Subaru
    offer, as you pointed out earlier.
    John
     
    John A. Mason, Feb 27, 2005
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  7. jabario

    Nicolaas Guest

    John, thank you for your 2 cents. I have my first oil change coming up in a
    few weeks. I'll point out my concerns then.
     
    Nicolaas, Feb 27, 2005
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