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Subaru B9 Tribeca (B9X)



  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,041
    You spent ~5 hours at a car dealer negotiating? Wow. You have more stamina than Lance!

    Steve, Host
  • alextrifalextrif Posts: 7
    Hey Steve - after having it "stuck" to me on the past two cars - I was in this one for the long haul. I felt I left with a good price and doing research paid off. I'm in sales so I was waiting for all the bull and I got it.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,041
    I did the Blast Fax method back in late '98 the last time I bought new. Most dealers are now tuned into blast emails.

    Steve, Host
  • movedormovedor Posts: 65
    alextrif: what angered your neighbor to not service his car at Eastside anymore?

    One of the things I took the time to check at Eastside was their 30/60/90 miles service prices. To me they did look a bit on the expensive side. If they also have issues with service quality, it is another negative point for them on my book.
  • x5killerx5killer Posts: 368
    anyone know the invoice price of the splash guards, moon roof air deflector and Cooler/warmer?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    All Subaru interior lights do that, not sure about the puddle lights...

  • jeffmcjeffmc Posts: 1,742
    I've always been pleased with Carter's service dept. Slightly expensive, but the service staff is non-commissioned so there's no incentive for them to try to push repairs you don't need. Customer convenience has been a top priority... free loaner cars, service and parts are open 7 days a week (6AM-9PM Mon-Fri!) and there's a separate "quick lube" and tire facility that doesn't require an appointment.

    If you prefer an independent Subaru service shop, check out Smart Service for quality work at a little lower price. ( They're Subaru-only, located just east of I-5 on the King-Snohomish line, and highly rated by AAA. I've taken my older Legacy to them several times and always been pleased.

    If you're buying in the Seattle area, please check out This guy is knowledgeable, no-nonsense, and can save you a lot of money and time. I've never had a better (or faster!) car-buying experience, and have referred several friends & relatives who have all been pleased. At least have him e-mail you a quote on the vehicle you want and see if anyone can top it.
  • photoguy2photoguy2 Posts: 164
    You can zero the trip computer by simply pushing the button between the dispays for tach and speed. It's essentially the old button that cycles between trip a trip b and odometer. Select the trip you want to zero and hold it for a couple of seconds. Reach through the steering wheel for the button.
  • jacbronjacbron Posts: 1
    I did a lot of reading on this forum before leasing my Tribeca so I decided to finally join in. I have never owned a Subaru but so far I am pleasantly surprised.

    I took delivery of my Tribeca on 6/17. So far I have 500 miles on my car. I really don't do a lot of driving and do more city than highway although that will change once my office relocates next year. I'm on my 3rd tank of gas and the computer shows about 17 MPG. My Tribeca is Seacrest Green with beige interior. I do really like it but agree with many of the reviews about some things that are missing, like the satellite radio, telscopic wheel. I have the 5 seater so I can't comment on the 3rd row although I can't imagine there would be much room back there. I think if you need to have a 3rd row, you need to get a larger vehicle than a Tribeca. I'm the only one driving my car and usually don't have a passenger either, other than my dog. I came out of Honda Accord which was a nice car but this is much nicer and in my opinion, much more enjoyable to drive. My Accord was a 4 cylinder which had ample power but now the Tribeca seems really powerful. I don't plan to tow anything. The seats are not too high so my dog can jump right up into the back seat and he has more headroom than in the Accord. I only have the cloth which I'm kind of regretting but it gets so hot down here in the South that I decided against the leather. I do know it would be easier to keep clean than the cloth but I'm a freak about my car and keeping it clean - no food or drink in the car ever. (ok, just water). Anyway, if I were to do it again, I would get the leather. I'll have to wait for the satellite radio and then I could trade up for a Limmited. But for now the back seat is going to have a seat cover anyway for when my dog rides back there so no worries about the cloth getting dirty.

    I did get in on the Pre-Order and am to be receiving the portable satellite radio. According to Best Buy, they advised I can use that in the Tribeca and the tech who I spoke with has a WRX and is familiar with the Subaru radios. So, I'll have to see how that goes. I won't let them mount anything on the dash since my car is leased but did look at the cupholder mounts and myy try going that route.

    As far as accessories, my dealer advises the Splash Guards are on backorder. I also ordered the front hood protector (bug shield), front underguard and the rear bumper covers. Those are to be arriving this week along with a front license plate bracket. I'll update on those later, if anyone likes.

    So far I have not seen any other Tribecas here and when I have been to the dealership here in South Carolina, they still have all the vehicles they have had since early June, so I'm not sure what that means. Overall, I'm really happy with the way it drives. Took me a while to get used to pulling into my garage and backing is still a little bit of work but I think it is a great vehicle.
  • 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: 19,652
    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?

  • 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)

  • 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, check out their prices.

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,041
    I forget, did we refer you to the Real-World Trade-In Values discussion?

    Steve, Host
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