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Subaru Tribeca Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Spoke with our subaru Dealer Sat. (Southeast Wisconsin) and was told that Subaru was offering an additional $1000 on the 7 pass version. This was good with the low rate financing as well. This deal was supposed to be good through the end of the month.
  • Been shopping since they were introduced but wasn't quite ready to buy.

    Forgot to mention that it is a 5-pass limited w/NAV.
  • b9ctb9ct Posts: 16
    B9 Beca 5 Seater Limited
    Mahogany Red
    Base: $29,680
    Options: Crossbar, Splash guard kit, Hood protector,rear bumper cover :$537

    Total 30,217
    6% tax
    $298 (some unmemorable fee)
    $85 registration
    All in $32,400 :)

    Checked with three other dealers in area and they said take it. Wouldn't match it.

    Any indication on what a good price for Nav system would be?

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,880
    Yeah.. if you need hauling capability, a wagon is the way to go....

    Jetta TDI, if you can find one? MPG in the 40s on the highway...


    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • This is the quote from SoCal Subaru Dealer. This is for 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 5 Passengar Limited Automatic, Satin White with Navigation System
    The sticker price is $35,713 (which include install options: Bumper Cover, Puddle Light, Auto-Dimming Mirror/Compass. Security system shock sensor, crossbar and aero)

    Lease Terms:

    Term: 36
    Drive Off's: $935.00
    Miles Per Year: 15k
    Payment: $425.00 plus tax

    Term: 36
    Drive Off's: $889.00
    Miles Per Year: 12k
    Payment: $414.00 plus tax

    Can anybody tell me am I getting a good deal on lease or should I bargain more? Your comments will be appreciated.
  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,795
    Your dealer probably needed the sale to reach the stairstep program goal, you did well by it!
  • You can not judge a lease on down payments & monthly payment alone.

    What are you paying for the vehicle.

    You stated the sticker price, what is the capitalized cost going on the lease and what makes it up.

    If the capitalized cost is at or near dealer cost and the fees are in line with industry standards then you are getting a good deal.
  • I changed my mind to a 7 passenger limited with following options:

    Standard Features:
    Navigation System (Touch Screen)
    DVD Entertainment System (9" Screen)

    Factory Added Options:
    Auto Dimming Mirror Compass
    Security System Upgrade
    Puddle Lights
    Rear Bumper Cover
    Crossbar Set
    Wheel Locks

    Dealer Installed Options:
    Front Bumper Guards
    Cargo Spotlight
    All weather Floor Mats (residual item "means you don't pay for this item up front")

    Drive Off's: $1,000.00
    Term: 48 months
    Miles: 12,000 per year
    Base Payment: $451.47
    Tax: $34.99
    Payment: $486.46

    MSRP: $39,108.00
    Selling Price: $36,191.00

    Am I getting a good deal on this lease term? Thanks so much for your help. ^_^
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    The price looks great. I'm not a lease expert but the discount off MSRP is pretty substantial.

  • I have received the lastest deal as following:

    MSRP: $39,108.00
    SELLING PRICE: $36,191.00

    1. $0 DRIVE OFF
    TERM: 36 MONTH
    FINANCE RATE (APR) = .00090 (excellent money factor)
    RESIDUAL VALUE AFTER 36 MONTH = $23,429.40

    2. $1000 DRIVE OFF
    TERM: 36 MONTH
    FINANCE RATE (APR) = .00090
    RESIDUAL VALUE AFTER 36 MONTH = $23,429.40

    Btw, this is for 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 7 Passenger Limited
    Automatic, Titanium Metallic Silver (6HO) Model with Gray Leather Interior

    Standard Features:
    Navigation System (Touch Screen)
    DVD Entertainment System (9" Screen)

    Factory Added Options:
    Auto Dimming Mirror Compass
    Security System Upgrade
    Puddle Lights
    Rear Bumper Cover
    Crossbar Set
    Wheel Locks

    Dealer Installed Options:
    Front Bumper Guards
    Cargo Spotlight
    All weather Floor Mats (residual item "means you don't pay for this item up

    What do you guys think? Thanks...
  • It appears that deal #2 is a little better. Over the 3 years you will pay about $180 less with #2 - even though you are shelling out $1000 up front I don't think you could earn more than a $180 on 1K if you invested it for 3 years.

    Either one looks very good. What is the tax rate in your state?
  • it's Socal. 7.75%.. Thanks for input. :)
  • b9bingob9bingo Posts: 46
    I've read people paying $600 for 4yr/60k gold warranty with 0 deductable. I purchased a 7yr/100k bumper to bumper warranty for $1700 with a $100 deductable. Owch! What's invoice for a 7yr/100k bumper to bumper warranty with $100 deductable?
  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,795
    Well the 4/60 retails for $800 (I've seen it go for $500) and the 7/100 with $100 deductable retails at $1950, figure 40% off for a high end warranty like that one. Invoice on a warranty is 50% of retail.
  • b9bingob9bingo Posts: 46
    Wow, so I over paid by $700. Well at least I have a 7/100k warranty. And I did get a great deal on the B9.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    4/60 is only getting 1/24 more than what is included standard.

    Your 7/100 is 4/64 more than standard. You bought a lot more time and miles, and if you think about it an older vehicle with higher miles is a bigger risk.

  • b9bingob9bingo Posts: 46
    Now that you put it that way I feel a little better. Thanks!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    You're welcome.

    The Subaru warranty is worth more than people think, you also get roadside assistance for the whole duration of the warranty.

    My wife was paying for AAA, 7 years would have added up to $497. That pays for a large portion of the warranty.

    It should help your resale value as well.

    Plus, of course, you mitigate risk, and can finance the cost of the warranty into your payments. No surprises for 7 years, so you can sleep peacefully.


  • I only have had my 7 pass tribe for 2 months
    but getting no where near the 23-25 MPG
    What is the secret???
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    25mpg is optimistic for any mid-size SUV. I think if you go very easy on the throttle and stay below 60mph, it's possible, but most people won't even come close.

  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,795
    I got 24.6 on a recent short trip, but I was lightfootin' it.
  • I paid $665 for the 4/60,000 gold for my Tribeca, plus I received $564.50 on the remaining balance from the plan from my 2003 Forester. Remember guys, if you don't use the warranty and you have remaining time left on it, you are entitled to a refund on the balance of the plan.
  • occkingoccking Posts: 346
    Anchor Subaru in Lincoln, RI supposedly has several truckloads of Tribeca's they are selling as "scratch & dent" They say the scratches are very minor, barely noticeable but they cannot fix them otherwise would have disclose that to potential customers.

    They have a few of the 7 passenger with leather, I believe they list for $34,500 to $34,900 and are selling for $29,000. Seems like a pretty good deal if the damage is not even noticeable.

    I am just concerned about getting lousy gas mileage. I presently have 05 Outback 2.5 ltd & get decent mileage on that vehicle. Plus, I love the large sunroof--would be difficult to go back to a vehicle with a smaller, "normal" one!

    When I purchased this vehicle 12 months ago got a great deal on extended warranty 100,000 miles for 5 years for $899. I don't think anyone could have beaten that price at the time. Also, got 1.9% financing & still have two years to go.

    As much as I like the Tribeca's will probably wait two more years. By then perhaps they will have improved the gas mileage somewhat.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    The deal is tempting. There were a batch of these damaged near Indiana while in storage awaiting delivery to dealers, so the deal is legit.

    You only give up the paint warranty, basically.

  • I just picked up a Seacrest Green 5-Seat Ltd with Auto Dimming mirror/Compass, All Weather mats, Splash guards in Lewisville,TX

    Prices paid:
    Price: $30,795
    6.x% tax
    Documentary fees : $50
    Registration: $105
    Dealer inventory tax: $63.75
    Inspection fee: $21.75
    Other : $5
    Total : $32965

    Paid $2965 down payment and rest Subaru financing @ 1.9% APR for 24 months.

    The deal was quickly done over phone and completed in 2 hours. However negotiation for 7yr/100000miles/$100 Ded. Warranty broke down as I was quoted $1650, I asked for around $1200. The dealer said that its not even a ball park offer. I am curious to know
    1. Was my offer for warranty a fair one ?
    2. Can I now buy the warranty from other dealers in TX ?
    How will buying extended warranty from a
    different dealer effect me in future (i,e service
    quality etc)?

    The decision to B9 done after test driving Murano & RAV4.
    Excellent ride quality, safety & handling is top class. Interior is posh, feel of RX330 class, All features are standard which is great & lastly the Boxer engine...

    Things I am worred about/Cons of B9
    1. The rear hatch door might rattle after a few thousand miles, the rear hatch door sturts are weak too. Subaru should redesign it in 2007.
    2. Rear view camera should be added in 2007
    3. Low milage (I know this before buying)

    Happy riding B9.
  • jeffmcjeffmc Posts: 1,742
    Congrats on the nice ride! Check the main B9 Tribeca forum - a few other folks there have experienced weak struts on the rear hatch. I believe they're being replaced with stronger struts for free under the manufacturer's warranty.

    Also, rumor does have it that a rearview camera will be available in the '07 model, which is scheduled to debut in a week at the Chicago Auto Show. I'd guess it'll be on sale in June.
  • I recently leased(My 1st lease) the Tribeca from Annapolis Volvo and Subaru. I must say after walking out of this dealership, I have never had a better buying experience. They went out of their way to make my buying experience pleasant, enjoyable and supportive. Never had a buying experience that came anywhere near this in the Metro DC area. I bought the 7 passenger with Nav and many other extras. I paid thousands off $37,000 + MSRP. My payments will be 380/month for 36 months, 15000/yr mileage, no money down except taxes, tags and 1st monthly payment and will owe about $21,000 if we buy the car from them.
    I love this SUV! This is my first Subaru. I am enjoying this better than my FX which I sold. Someone mentioned a back up camera, I assume this was an add on but found the camera in my FX useless when it was sunny or rainy out and I couldn't see the nav picture. Good luck with the camera, I would not choose to have that installed in this car.
    Has anyone figured out the MP3 player? I want to attach my ipod to it and so far I am very confused? Thanks
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Congrats, I drive by that dealer all the time when I'm heading to the beach.

  • Great lease price
    I have had mine since 12/05
    $404 a month with $1000 down same vehicle with NAV and DVD
    My girlfriend got me the Harmon Kardon unit for i-pod
    Circuit City installed for $75
    this is by far the best and easiest compatible unit for ipod
    plus it matches interior
    If you can rig the i-pod via the MP3 and it is offers a clear way to see the songs than please share idea
  • You cant attach your ipod to your system unless you have rear DVD system, and even then you have to be all the way in the back siting in the 7 passenger seat area to use it. However if you burn Mp3s to a cd without any folders it plays great.
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