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Subaru B9 Tribeca (B9X)

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  • ladywclassladywclass Posts: 1,684
    went to the local dealer and took out the 7 pass filly loaded tribeca on a drive ,,,, not much to add to what you guys have said, but i find that in person i love the front annd sides, the back would take some getting used to for me .... but I did love it
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,663
    filly loaded tribeca

    Hmmm... How does that differ from a macho loaded Tribeca? Floral patterned and scented leather, as opposed to tongue-and-groove leather? :)

    Glad you enjoyed the ride Bren. Are you and new hubby soon to be in the market, or was the curiosity just killing you?

    Bob
  • njswamplandsnjswamplands Posts: 1,760
    i read that as a female horse in the car. wonder if the horse had a helmet or grunted in the turns? :P
  • ladywclassladywclass Posts: 1,684
    ok replying to both of you .... i deserve it i suppose, but remember i'm typing with only my left hand and on drugs (no i didn't take any before going to drive the tribeca)

    not really in the market .. the curiosity was killing me ,,, but I DID love it
  • bigelmbigelm Posts: 995
    filly loaded tribeca

    NOW we know exactly how you're curing your pain.... ;)
  • krusty_krusty_ Posts: 11
    So a couple came tonight to look at my Pilot, My asking is 23,750 down from 24,900 when i first listed it 6 weeks ago..... they offer me 22,800 Now KBB says i should get 20- 23 in trade, Carmax offered me 21, I countered with 23, they are thinking it over. I mean its 200 more right, But its 700 all on the downside for me. Plus i throwing in my Yakimas ( they will do no good on the Trib anyway however would fetch 200 on Ebay.)

    I do not want to just give it up. On the plus side i get VIP with Suby so im getting the TriB at invoice ( or better)

    I taking it to the suby dealer in the morning and will see what they offer. otherwise i may just bend ( over)

    CR
  • harvptharvpt Posts: 40
    Recently test drove the Tribeca, and loved it. Here in Upstate NY they are offering no deals yet, only at MSRP, I want to pay below MSRP. When do you think prices will drop? In the fall maybe?
  • njswamplandsnjswamplands Posts: 1,760
    if your willing to head out of state you can find plenty of deals, some around invoice.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    photoguy2: thanks, it's the first thing I'll do when I get it.

    Don't mess with Brenda, she can out-type any of us even with one hand, her BAD hand! LOL

    jacbron: congrats and don't sweat not having leather. I mean that literally, cloth breathes better so you won't sweat as much. ;-)

    CR: good luck, but remember the big picture - it's worth spending an extra $200 is it makes you happy. $200 represents about 0.6% of the purchase price.

    harvpt: consider taking the train down to DC and going to fitzmall.com, check out their prices.

    -juice
  • steverstever Ex Yooper, en route to New MexicoPosts: 40,506
    I forget, did we refer you to the Real-World Trade-In Values discussion?

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  • 5greyhounds5greyhounds Posts: 338
    I realize it takes several years to go from idea to production but I have a feeling that as nice as the B9 is that Subaru has come to the game a little late with just a little to little. By this I mean the SUV craze is settling down and there are more and more out there. As mentioned by several there are some things missing on the B9 that I would have to have and they are: 1)rear air, 2)memory tied to seats, peddles, mirrors, and steering wheel and 3) telescoping wheel. I find that front A/C will not really take care second row passengers without freezing out the front row so rear A/C for the second row is almost a must. The could have put some vents in the console. (all the ones I looked at were 7 seaters and the A/C controls for the rear A/C were located at the rear of the console) With two drives of distinctly different sizes the memory is a must and thus the need for telescoping steering wheel. I think I will wait for the 2007 models or at least till the memory and rear A/C can be had in a five seater.

    I tried to talk my wife into one but she would not get one without the rear A/C and since we have no kids (Greyhounds only) the third seat is a none player but with the dogs she wants the rear A/C. She ended up with an Outback Sport since we have a van and a SUV with the rear A/C and she just wanted something to tool around in.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Cool, hope you enjoy it!

    I pick up the loaner tonight and I keep looking at the clock! LOL

    Still not 5pm? STILL? STILL?

    Might not make the chat tonight. I might have to go pick up potato chips. In Florida. :o)

    Rear A/C is std with the 7 pass model, which will have better resale anyway.

    Also, while it is missing some features, it also has class leading ones, like the biggest NAV screen, biggest DVD screen, widest rims, etc.

    -juice
  • krusty_krusty_ Posts: 11
    While i agree that Sub is late arriving to the SUV game, the TriB is not really an SUV rather an xSUV, with that being said, most of the others out there people who bought an MDX or an X5 in 01 are ready for a new ride. So there is a market for exiting customers from other brands. Its not good buisness sence to jump in to a market with new cars at the same time.

    As for me, in in a Pilot and have been for 3 years, im ready to move on and get less truck and more car. ( A crossover)

    Really what else is out there, A Muranno, ( no ) an FX. (no) An X3 ( No) - These are Crossovers. and what about true trucks Pilot, MDX, X5, - I think the tribeca beats them all. -

    Yes there are features missing- however to keep the price at a level that will sell as a SUb some things needed to be left off. I think that i can live with out what is not offered.

    CR
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Late, yes, but they came with the right product. People are moving away from truck-based SUVs and into more car-like crossovers. Gas prices are reaching a new high and it's also one of the most efficient choices out there.

    OK, a hybrid might have been better timed, given the pent-up demand, but I think Subaru did well given the small amount of resources they have.

    An MDX Touring with DVD and Nav is $44 grand. If you want all it offers be my guest.

    Subaru offers an alternative for about $6 grand less that has the stuff that matters plus a DVD/Nav screen that makes the MDX owners envious.

    -juice
  • harvptharvpt Posts: 40
    Thanks for the tip, do you know which States? I live in Northeastern NY, in the Capital Region. Thanks :)
  • foxbat121foxbat121 Posts: 211
    Never paid MSRP for any of my 4 Subarus ($750 under invoice, $500 under invoice, $200 over invoice and now $500 over invoice for my new Tribeca). Ask around and you will get better deal. I usually use Edmunds.com (or Subaru.com) to send out request for dealer quotes and follow up with email only. No phone calls or personal visits. The key is only talk to Internet Sales Managers who usually have the power to give out lower price quotes. If you talk to regular car sales person, good luck.
  • foxbat121foxbat121 Posts: 211
    Actually for MDX, you can get $1500 under invoice now which makes it very close to MSRP of B9. Acura is offering incentives to clear out 2005 MDX (as well as Pilot). After try out all three (MDX, Pilot and Tribeca), Tribeca is a clear winner for interior design as well as handling. However, MDX and Pilot do offer more interior space both in rear seat leg room and head room.

    As for rear A/C vent in the console, my co-worker called it 'ball cooler' whenever he sits in the middle seat of the my other co-worker's MDX. It is very uncomfortable. Subaru's design in 7-seater is clearly better (roof vent).
  • foxbat121foxbat121 Posts: 211
    After spending two days in my new B9, here is my wishlist for Subaru to improve on:
    (1) More torque. Either a 3.5L H6 or 3.0 Turbo will do it.
    (2) Back up camera. Rear views, behind or side ways, are extremely restricted. I never feel so uncomfortable backing up any car before. The small side view mirrors do not help either.

    These are two most important weeknesses on current Tribeca. Rest do not worth to mention becasue they are insignificant to me. Hopefully(very good chance), Subaru will offer those two features by 2008 when my lease ends ;)
  • phan7phan7 Posts: 7
    Has anybody taken extended warranty on their Tribeca's yet? I was just quoted 1330 for a 7 yr 100k no deductible Subaru Added Security warranty backed by SOA by a Delaware dealer (he said dealer cost is 1230). Does this sound right? Is it worth taking an extended warranty on this car. Currently, my intention is to keep my car for more than 3 yrs.
  • foxbat121foxbat121 Posts: 211
    I never bought any extended warranty for all my Subaru purchases. But that's just my personal choice. So far, I haven't found the need for any such warranty as Subarus are extremely reliable over the long run. On the other hand, I have Subaru Credit card that pays me $500 Subaru Buck$ coupon a year (max you can get per year). It is more than enough for pay for any unexpected repair or routine maintance. I haven't paid cash to my dealer for services for quite a few years now (except for oil changes).
  • phan7phan7 Posts: 7
    Yes, I am not too sure myself, but I was considering it given that the B9 is a rand new model and is likely to have have some bugs in the first year (even Toyotas and Hondas have had them lately) plus with all the new gizmos, it just makes me have peace of mind. On the other hand, I wonder if 1330 is worth it :confuse: .
  • foxbat121foxbat121 Posts: 211
    You can always shop around for extended warranty, not just limited to Subaru's own offering. From what I know, Subaru Added Security isn't the best deal out there.

    Re: bugs in first year. That's exactly why I decided to lease instead of buy.
  • popa_sezpopa_sez Posts: 16
    "Dust In The Wind"...????....Great Song, but WAY too 1970's for this progressive SUV of the future. The conotations look back, not forward. I was thinking "VROOOM" by King Crimson!

    I never had any idea what you were talking about when this was originally posted, now that I have seen the commercial, I am sure you missed the meaning. "Dust in the Wind" is referring to all the old SUV's and not the Tribeca... I guess it would be safe to say you were "Blinded by the Light." on this one.

    Popa_sez
  • robotb9robotb9 Posts: 82
    We bought an extended warranty from SOA on our 96 Outback, and maybe broke even. We're not buying one on the B9 we have on order. I don't think it's worth the 1330.
  • phan7phan7 Posts: 7
    Robotb9, how much did you buy your warranty for, how many years and miles and how much deductible?
  • jeffmcjeffmc Posts: 1,742
    Overheard two late-thirties female co-workers today talking about the "cool new Subaru" they saw in an ad on TV last night. One said at first she thought it was an "Infiniti or some other luxury brand".

    It's good to see Subaru generating lust from folks other than enthusiasts who know what horsepower lurks under hoodscoops.
  • efinchefinch Posts: 13
    How much were the puddle lights?
  • wvroadswvroads Posts: 23
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