tribeca vs outback

Discussion in 'Subaru Tribeca' started by PETER EBERL, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. PETER EBERL

    PETER EBERL Guest

    I'm going to buy a 2008 Tribeca insted of the Outback Sedan my wife wants me
    to get, she has a 2002 H6 with VDC and has 60,002 miles on it with no
    problems at all, she thinks that I'm a fool to get a SUV instead of what she
    claims is the best Soobie ever...any thoughts out there?--Is she correct or
    am I just being a stubborn SOB?
     
    PETER EBERL, Sep 9, 2007
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. I'm not sure the Legacy Outback wagon is absolutely the best Subaru
    ever, but it's one of a half dozen or so. And the B9 Tribeca is
    definitely *not* on that list. It's large, strangely designed, has bad
    gas mileage for a Suby, etc.

    Who will be driving the car? If mostly your wife, why do you have a
    problem getting the car she prefers?
     
    Catherine Jefferson, Sep 10, 2007
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. PETER EBERL

    PETER EBERL Guest

    My wife does not have a wagon, it's a 4 door sedan with privacy darkened
    windows all around and all the bells and whistles you can get, she wants to
    keep it and take it everywhere she goes..when we go out, it's in her car...I
    now have a 2000 Forester with 35,000 miles on it and I'd be getting the new
    Tribeca, which does not at all look like the 2007 version with the ugly
    snout-like front. This 2008 looks allmost like a Infinity FX.....hmmmm maybe
    I'll get that one instead...LOL...
     
    PETER EBERL, Sep 10, 2007
    #3
  4. In other words, this is a car for you, not for her? I guess I'm a bit
    puzzled as to why she's objecting, then. Is it that the Tribeca is more
    expensive than the Outback wagon, and you're on a fairly tight budget?
    If so, maybe you could look at something else? (NOT the Infinity FX if
    that's the issue.) Otherwise, it seems a bit odd that she feels the
    right to veto your choice of a car for yourself.

    I'd suggest talking this over with her, however, not us. I don't think
    that the type of car you want has anything to do with the conflict here....
     
    Catherine Jefferson, Sep 10, 2007
    #4
  5. PETER EBERL

    coaster Guest

    Tribeca is made in USA and Outback in Japan, so u be the judge :)
     
    coaster, Sep 12, 2007
    #5
  6. Funny, the sticker on my 02 LLBeam Outback says: "Made in Lafayette,
    Indiana". I've driven past the plant...its right on I-65 between Indy and
    Lafayette. I've lived in Indiana for 60 years...and was a CETA counselor
    who sent folks to interview for jobs when Caterpillar, Subaru and others
    built plants in that industrial park near Lafayette years ago. Since the
    plant was still there a few weeks ago, when did it get moved to Japan? Or
    do they import Outbacks from Japan for the west coast dealers?

    I'm not sure what other models they build in Indiana...anyone know?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    Jack Countryman, Sep 12, 2007
    #6
  7. Our 03 OBW is from Indiana. The Impreza OBS(Outback Sport) is Japanese.
    Maybe Aussies and others get japanese legacy models?

    Carl
     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Sep 12, 2007
    #7
  8. PETER EBERL

    Todd H. Guest

    Unless things have changed (and I don't think they have) Outbacks sold
    in the US are not manufactured in Japan.

    I too have driven past the plant in Indiana many a time where they are
    made, and from which my 01 Outback has its manufacturing sticker.

    The 02 Outback Sport (Impreza platform) I purchased was made in
    Japan.
     
    Todd H., Sep 12, 2007
    #8
  9. PETER EBERL

    Bob Burns Guest

    My 08 Outback was made in Indiana.

    --
    -------------------------------------------------------
    "Every day is Saturday when you're retired."

    Bob Burns
    Mill Hall PA
    (email is a spamtrap)
     
    Bob Burns, Sep 13, 2007
    #9
  10. PETER EBERL

    coaster Guest

    well Outback, Forester and Impreza are special built in JAP for Aussie roads
    with beefed up suspensions ... Tribeca is made in US and does not sell very
    well in AUS cas it is too flimsy for the local roads
     
    coaster, Sep 14, 2007
    #10
  11. They haven't for the Outback models I've test driven or borrowed from
    friends in the last few years. In fact, I think they build all
    Legacy-based Outbacks here, even those they sell in Japan and the rest
    of Asia.

    The Outback Sport is indeed made in Japan, or at least was in the 1990s,
    as are all Imprezas as far as I know. Does anyone know different?
    Are you saying that the Australian models have even more beefed up
    suspensions than the models sold in America? I doubt it. My mother
    owns an Outback, which I've driven quite a bit, and I own and drive a
    Forester. It regularly goes through terrain that is at least the equal
    of anything Australia can throw at it -- my husband is an archaeologist,
    we live in southern California. Just over labor day weekend we drove
    the vehicle up a road that had two landslides and a washout *after* the
    generally bad condition it's in. We made it, but I doubt anyone driving
    a less capable vehicle would have.
     
    Catherine Jefferson, Sep 14, 2007
    #11
  12. PETER EBERL

    jcz Guest

    So was my '02, and it is a lot nicer looking than that THING they are calling the Tribeca. YUCK!
     
    jcz, Nov 3, 2007
    #12
  13. PETER EBERL

    suburboturbo Guest

    We looked at the Tribeca and ended up with a loaded Outback 3.0
    wagon. Consider that they use essentially the same mechanical
    components, but the Outback weighs a quarter ton less, so it's quicker
    and less stressed. The Outback also has better outward visibility
    and, just an opinion, is better looking. Unless you need the extra
    seating, I'd save the $$$ it would take to get the Tribeca and get an
    Outback 3.0 wagon with all the options you want.
     
    suburboturbo, Nov 4, 2007
    #13
  14. PETER EBERL

    bigjim Guest

    02-04 Outbacks WERE the best subaru ever made. Ergonomics, price,
    quality all top notch. Now they lost it. I wont buy another Subaru
    until they go back to that Outback formula
     
    bigjim, Nov 5, 2007
    #14
  15. PETER EBERL

    suburboturbo Guest

    Whoa backpacker. Careful with the "best evers". What did they lose?
    The newer Outback is not only sleeker and much better looking, but
    better balanced with more aluminum overhead and at the nose and tail,
    not to mention increased ground clearance. Sure, prices edge up and
    durability needs to be proven over time, but ergonomics? I'd take the
    2005-06 over the 2002-04 any day. Besides, as a best ever Subaru,
    I'll take my 2004 WRX wagon. It does more better than any other
    vehicle I've ever owned. Fast as a Porsche 944, as much useful cargo
    capacity as any SUV I've had (Cherokee, Pathfinder, Blazer), quality
    ergonomics with great visibility, logical arrangement of displays and
    controls, and terrific seats that even my decrepit vertebrae are
    comfortable in (again, I compare to the 944 that a buddy of mine had,
    not much to distinguish the two except for the Subie's great traction;
    yeah the Porsche did handle a bit better, but a tire upgrade on the
    WRX goes a long way toward fixing that). Not saying the WRX is a
    better car than the 944, but for the relative $$$ involved, no
    question.
     
    suburboturbo, Nov 6, 2007
    #15
  16. PETER EBERL

    bigjim Guest

    05+ Outbacks lost the raised roof and large foglight styling cues.
    The 05+ seats are too soft and dont go back far enough. The armrest
    blocks power window switches. The new Subarus are not unique they
    are just Jap jellybeans. I dont have much interest in WRX. I'm old
    school so any 4 cyl just isnt muscle next to a rumbling V8. To me the
    Outback WAS one of the most unique designs EVER to hit America's
    roads. I got my 04 for <$20k. Has proven to be 100% reliable. New
    subarus are just ugly and offer nothing special. Why did Volvo, Audi,
    Etc copy the outback?
     
    bigjim, Nov 6, 2007
    #16
  17. PETER EBERL

    atlinc Guest

    jcz escribió:
    Hello I own an outbak 03, i had before legacy 2.5 SW and i have drive
    Tribeca and legacy 2.5R 07. Tribeca do not transmit any sporty
    sensation, need too much gasoline and is soft. I did not like.

    I am happy with my 2.5 outback. I do not do racing drive but i like the
    feelling of the car. It is manual not automatic.

    Best regards
     
    atlinc, Nov 12, 2007
    #17
  18. PETER EBERL

    atlinc Guest

    jcz escribió:
    Hello I own an outbak 03, i had before legacy 2.5 SW and i have drive
    Tribeca and legacy 2.5R 07. Tribeca do not transmit any sporty
    sensation, need too much gasoline and is soft. I did not like.

    I am happy with my 2.5 outback. I do not do racing drive but i like the
    feelling of the car. It is manual not automatic.

    Best regards
     
    atlinc, Nov 12, 2007
    #18
  19. PETER EBERL

    atlinc Guest

    jcz escribió:
    Hello I own an outbak 03, i had before legacy 2.5 SW and i have drive
    Tribeca and legacy 2.5R 07. Tribeca do not transmit any sporty
    sensation, need too much gasoline and is soft. I did not like.

    I am happy with my 2.5 outback. I do not do racing drive but i like the
    feelling of the car. It is manual not automatic.

    Best regards
     
    atlinc, Nov 12, 2007
    #19
  20. PETER EBERL

    atlinc Guest

    jcz escribió:
    Hello I own an outbak 03, i had before legacy 2.5 SW and i have drive
    Tribeca and legacy 2.5R 07. Tribeca do not transmit any sporty
    sensation, need too much gasoline and is soft. I did not like.

    I am happy with my 2.5 outback. I do not do racing drive but i like the
    feelling of the car. It is manual not automatic.

    Best regards
     
    atlinc, Nov 12, 2007
    #20
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.