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Old 06-09-2005, 08:14 PM   #1
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Today my wife canceled the B9 she ordered. She is kind of heart broken and I am a little too. After we looked at one very close and have been mentally logging how much stuff we usually carry for the last few weeks we came to the only conclusion, it is way too small for us, we are going with either an Odyssey or a Sienna. Not real big on a minivan but they are the most logical choice for our needs. We love the styling and wish we could have got one if it would have fit our needs. Hope everyone else enjoys theirs.
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Old 06-10-2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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Today my wife canceled the B9 she ordered. She is kind of heart broken and I am a little too. After we looked at one very close and have been mentally logging how much stuff we usually carry for the last few weeks we came to the only conclusion, it is way too small for us, we are going with either an Odyssey or a Sienna. Not real big on a minivan but they are the most logical choice for our needs. We love the styling and wish we could have got one if it would have fit our needs. Hope everyone else enjoys theirs.
Christ! You live in the car or something?

I am dying to get a B9 Tribeca, but I can't afford it at the moment (sigh). It is the ONLY car on my radar for my next purchase. I envy you for having the cash to do it. Too bad it didn't work out for you.
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Old 06-10-2005, 05:41 PM   #3
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the Oddy is pretty nice - we went that way (got an 05 EX around a month ago) - if you are performance oriented, the Honda is the way to go (also comes standard with stability control, traction control, and front, front-side and three-row side airbags, which the Sienna does not until you really option it up)
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Old 06-10-2005, 11:18 PM   #4
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Great to hear that about your Ody. I think we will like it but real disappointed that we could not get by with the B9. If anyone wants a loaded Black 7 seater Ltd.with Nav and DVD I can send you there. They are a great bunch of guys. I have been dealing with them for a long time. It's Adventure Subaru in Fayetteville, Arkansas ask for C.E.
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Old 06-11-2005, 02:09 AM   #5
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Great to hear that about your Ody. I think we will like it but real disappointed that we could not get by with the B9. If anyone wants a loaded Black 7 seater Ltd.with Nav and DVD I can send you there. They are a great bunch of guys. I have been dealing with them for a long time. It's Adventure Subaru in Fayetteville, Arkansas ask for C.E.
Hmmmm...back when I was buying my 04 WRX I couldn't get Adventure Subaru to work with me at all. They refused to come anywhere close to what I wanted to pay so I went to Tulsa. Glad they like you.
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Old 06-11-2005, 10:52 AM   #6
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I have bought several from them. Sorry to hear they did not work with you. I have sent several folks over and they all had a great buying experience. I have heard Tulsa's dealer is good. I know I would never send anyone unless I realy did not like them to the dealer in Sprngfield, MO. and even them I would probably would not send them.
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Old 06-11-2005, 01:51 PM   #7
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If you must carry 6 or 7 passengers plus luggage, a minivan is the most fuel efficient and comfortable way to go. I have owned several over the years, but now that the kids are out, we just drive smaller wagons. We still like to carry stuff and wagons drive the same as sedans, only more room.
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Old 06-11-2005, 05:31 PM   #8
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Sienna w/ AWD is a great alternative to the B9 if you need to drive it in the snow and haul lots of stuff.
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Old 06-11-2005, 08:41 PM   #9
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For those that matter the Odd. is cake to put a overhead monitor in, but the Sienna a whore when it comes to that.
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Old 06-12-2005, 07:35 PM   #10
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Yes the Sienna is very nice but this wekend my wife and I took a long hard look at the Sienna and Odyssey and the Ody was the hands down winner to us. We may pull the trigger on one this coming week. I have got a loaded Touring model that I can get for $316 over invoice I will have to drive over 4 hours but for a savings of over $4k that will be no problem. Not too far from my wife's relatives in Vinita, OK. I'll keep you updated.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:46 PM   #11
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Do you have 5 kids or something? My WRX wagon held everything needed for a 10-day canoe trip: me, wife, baby, dog, canoe, all needed camping equipment and food. This year we have another kid and are taking another canoe to lend to some friends so we bought a trailer. No minivans for me! NO NO NO



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Old 06-13-2005, 12:46 AM   #12
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We just have two kids but have between two to four of our neices/nephews with us a lot. Also, we have a large Childcare center(120-140kids)and we have to go to Sam's Club and etc to get supplies often, which is about 1 1/2 hours away. My preacher and his wife for years with three kids had a Mazda Gti (think small Civic) with no air or any options and drove it all over the U.S. and Canada I need to find some pictures it looks pretty funny.
I was the biggest minivan hater for years until I finally started driving one and I was won over. I have always owned fast cars even in family cars i.e. Buick Regal GS Supercharged and modded, WRX and now a Sti but when it comes to room and functionally like having the rear ent. center and sliding doors and 28 mpg and tons of space and towing it's no competition for me. Besides with 255hp I got plenty of get up and go.
P.S.- Cute baby nice pics. My daughter is 5 and my son is 1 1/2.

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Don't forget to have a good look at the Nissan Quest. Unbelieveable storage potential.
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Old 06-13-2005, 09:34 AM   #14
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Quest is so ugly though; looks like a Dustbuster mated with the Space Shuttle.

mws: Yeah; looks like a minivan is the way to go. The B9 is not really meant for serious cargo hauling. Odyssey has decent power and handling for what it is.
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Thanks. 2nd trip is here: http://www.dtm.ciw.edu/seager/Max/Canoe/canoe2.html
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Old 06-13-2005, 10:28 AM   #16
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We looked at the Quest and ruled it out pretty quick. There are lots of quality issues and safety issues with it. Also. the third row seats require way too much effort and reconfiguration to fold them down. The second row seats are hard as a rocks. But it does have some neat things like the huge double sunroof and it is the roomiest.
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Old 06-13-2005, 01:32 PM   #17
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I always think when I see one go by that it looks like a limoed Bug. Slightly taller Limoed Bug.

I looked at one at the car show just after looking at the Tribeca and quickly came to the conclusion that one was way too small and the the other huge! If you need to haul 7 or 8 people around the Quest blows the Tribeca away.

I also like the Freestyle from Ford. A good 6 person vehicle with lots of utility and the best tailgate party vehicle of them all. (Third row seats fold over and can be used facing backwards)

I always thought that the Fivehundred and Freestyle would have been the direction that Subaru would have taken. Should have taken! Other than the CVT transmission the AWD Freestyle might be a good thing to look at.

Ugly, compared to the Tribeca how can anything be ugly?
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Old 06-13-2005, 03:18 PM   #18
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At least only the front of the Tribeca is ugly; the Quest doesn't look good from any angle. MHO of course ...
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the tribeca is a lil odd lookin, but if you can get over the looks of the outside there really nice inside. and the ride is phenominal
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:33 AM   #20
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Just found this site.. great info..
We have a Sienna xlt and it holds a ton of stuff... 4 people and 4 road bicycles + all our luggage ...but... My wife finds it too large for comfort to drive.
We are getting our Tribeca next week. Did a test drive and even loaded bicycles etc. into the test vehicle. We can still get 2 road bikes (all we need most of the time) and 4 people and luggage in the Tribeca comfortably.

We have had Subarus since 1976 and loved them all ... So we are selling the Sienna, Nav system and all.
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Just found this site.. great info..
We have a Sienna xlt and it holds a ton of stuff... 4 people and 4 road bicycles + all our luggage ...but... My wife finds it too large for comfort to drive.
We are getting our Tribeca next week. Did a test drive and even loaded bicycles etc. into the test vehicle. We can still get 2 road bikes (all we need most of the time) and 4 people and luggage in the Tribeca comfortably.

We have had Subarus since 1976 and loved them all ... So we are selling the Sienna, Nav system and all.
Now there is a man who has seen the truth!

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Just found this site.. great info..
We have a Sienna xlt and it holds a ton of stuff... 4 people and 4 road bicycles + all our luggage ...but... My wife finds it too large for comfort to drive.
We are getting our Tribeca next week. Did a test drive and even loaded bicycles etc. into the test vehicle. We can still get 2 road bikes (all we need most of the time) and 4 people and luggage in the Tribeca comfortably.

We have had Subarus since 1976 and loved them all ... So we are selling the Sienna, Nav system and all.
Hey welcome aboard. You'll love your Subie they are great. Maybe we should have doen a trade. Which style Tribeca did you get?
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:38 PM   #23
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got the full blown everything on it version (except no DVD). We have a DVD in the Sienna... never used it in the 18 months we've had the car

Would love to sell the Sienna. It is also a full blown everything (including DVD and Nav ) XLT AWD silver grey leather inside. less than 10K miles....

Should have never left the Subaru world. We had a Mitsubishi Expo AWD 7-passenger we traded for the new Tribeca.
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I have a friend who is looking at an Aztek. He can't afford a Medusa but the Aztek with it's reduced price, used, is just about right.

The thing about the Aztek is that once you get past the funky outside it is very nice and well laid out inside. Maybe not as soft as the Medusa inside but much more functionally laidout. I think Subaru should have had a better look at the Aztek before they brought out the Medusa and even considered the effect that an Ugly vehicle has on end price.

So I'm entering a Contest in Canada to win a Medusa, if I win I will promise to have a Medusa face painted on the front end
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I have a friend who is looking at an Aztek. He can't afford a Medusa but the Aztek with it's reduced price, used, is just about right.

The thing about the Aztek is that once you get past the funky outside it is very nice and well laid out inside. Maybe not as soft as the Medusa inside but much more functionally laidout. I think Subaru should have had a better look at the Aztek before they brought out the Medusa and even considered the effect that an Ugly vehicle has on end price.

So I'm entering a Contest in Canada to win a Medusa, if I win I will promise to have a Medusa face painted on the front end
With all due respect, what the hell's a Medusa?
Is this the badge for what kinda car in Canada?
Never heard of it!
Keep it under 90, folks!
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