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Old 07-06-2005, 08:37 AM   #1
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Well...this sure is a controversial car! We checked out the Murano, MDX, X5 and a bunch of other cars such as the Honda Pilot. All I can is that you need to drive a Tribeca to get the full effect. My friend, who own's last year's MDX, was blown away by the Tribeca. Ride, fit and finish and generall appearance get raves from everyone who sees my car. Looking inside a Pilot or MDX you see a very pasticky and dated interior by comparison. Only cars costing much more can match the feel and look to any degree, though we can expect revisions from other makers to change this fast. A Honda Pilot is not in the same class, not even close. Anyone who says otherwise needs to be in both. As I indicated, the Tribeca outclasses the MDX in most respects. A BMW X5 has about the same handling, but the interior is ancient now.
The Tribeca handles. Period. It's grippy, and tossable even by sedan standards. The 18 inch tires have yet to complain. There's a bit more body roll than I'd like, but this is a plush ride in the end that can also be fun.
As to the complaints about power..I'm clueless. There is power everywhere and this is not a WRX. I'm still in the break in period (under 4000 RPM) and there is loads of power to pass, get on the highway and just have fun. Power will be added in future models, but it's just fine against the others in this class. The manual mode works great. If they make a much faster version, maybe we'll buy it, but why suffer Tribeca-less in the meantime!
The Tribeca's ride is better than most others and it's certainly among the most quiet. It's very Lexus-like. If you have a young child, as we do, this is a big plus. Brakes are top notch, just as the reviews commented. Then we have the Tribeca's sophisticated AWD system, probably one of the best in the world from a builder who specializes in them. Still want a Pilot or MDX?
Forget looking at pictures and reading the comments. Try one, see it in person. Ours is Atlantic Pearl blue and gets compliments without fail. MDX and Murano owners gasp with buyer's remorse at the very sight of the interior. It's simply a great car that's a pleasure to be in. After owning a nice Outback and going for a teeth cracking ride in a WRX a few days ago, it's nice to get into a sophisticated machine that really takes care of the driver and passengers. You buy something like this because you want comfort, space for a new baby, a safer ride, DVD and finally to cruise around in an environment nicer than most cars can manage. If you want better performance, forget ANY SUV. Even the fastest are still sports car wannabes. Let's be realistic, if you're a true enthusiast for speed and handling, no 4000 lb car is going to work for you. Save up and buy a STI to sit next to the Tribeca!
I have some gripes....No driver's seat memory, cargo cover is poor, no easy connection of Ipod or Sat. Radio, rear visibility not great, could use a bit more hidden storage and I'll take a 325 HP version in a couple of years with some of the little bugs worked out. Hey, why not? Again, anyone who buys a Pilot will be driving in the dark ages by comparison!
In the meantime, this is the only SUV to do what it does and to do it without being part of the me-to crowd. Thus far it appears to be a highly refined SUV and has exceeded our expectations by a surprising margin. Not everyone will like the looks, but who wants that???

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Old 07-06-2005, 01:17 PM   #2
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Congrats on the Tribeca

I definately agree with you on the looks thing. It's not for everyone, BUT if we subaru fans were all conformists then most of us would have never bought that bug-eyed impreza when it came out haha. I remember the reviews it got on here when it was released, about the same amount of gagging that the new 06 impreza line is getting. I personally think it looks great, and that interior is amazing.

My next daily driver subaru vehicle is either going to be the Outback XT, or a tribeca, still trying to figure that out.

Enjoy your new car and be sure to post some pics for us.

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Old 07-06-2005, 01:40 PM   #3
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Honestly I don't think many Subaru buyers have looks as top priority. I mean, how many Subaru's have been released where you can say "Wow, that looks good" the first time, without it growing on you? The GC 2.5RS and 05 OB's and Legacy's are the only ones that I thought looked good from the first time I saw them. Bugeyes were 'meh' but grew on me, and the 04/05 style Impreza I thought was worse for a while but then it grew on me too. I even find the STi wing acceptable as it's grown on me. But as far as undisputable good looks, Subaru has always missed it, and it seems it will continue to do so. Subaru has always been function over form.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:40 AM   #4
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Hey Robert, congrats on the Tribeca! I've written up my own review on the Tribeca here: http://subaruoutback.org/forums/show...&threadid=2675

I agree with everything you said, well your review was far more indepth than mine. Hopefully this model will take off and more people will see how great of a vehicle it really is. Be sure to check out a new site that is opening soon that is a dedicated Tribeca site: www.ClubTribeca.org
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Old 07-16-2005, 03:24 AM   #5
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I'm trying to talk my Dad into buying one, as I think it would really suit his needs. He's 62, former Federal judge, now back to high level corporate work, and the only vehicle that he's ever owned that "lived up" to his stature was an '86 735i. Since that car, which he still pines over to this day (and I think I may have to find him one for a gift once I get the means) he's owned a Q45 and now drives a Lexus LS300. He's never been into materialism - the guy had an '83 Skylark with NO CLOCK, in military green prior to the BMW - so I'd really like to see him in a nicely appointed Tribeca. He's very outdoors oriented, but has never indulged in a vehicle that fit his fishing / hunting likes. I mean, who wants to see / drive a Q45 up into the woods of W. PA? You're just not gonna get to those prime trout streams in a Lexus LS either.

Anyway, sorry for the rambling, and thanks very much for the detailed post. I'm sending him a link to it shortly. Might just get him to look @ a Tribeca, which I think he'd love for a lot of reasons.
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Old 07-16-2005, 11:31 AM   #6
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Yeah you have to drive it to beleive it. Its not as fast as say a Hemi Jeep Grand Cherokee, but those get like 10mpg

The thing handles on par with say a Legacy GT. Amazing for an SUV.
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Old 07-17-2005, 08:00 PM   #7
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I have not seen the Tribeca in person yet. My old lease on my Mercedes is up in about 6 months, so just started looking. Mercedes sent me their new line-up and it included the new R-class. They call it the Grand Sports Tourer.

Either Subaru is copying Mercedes or the other way around. Their exteriors are very similar. They also start around $50,000.

You can check them out at mbusa. I'm new here so they won't let me post the url.

This look may be the wave of the future.
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:16 PM   #8
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Same idea: wagon/minivan/SUV crossover:





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The thing handles on par with say a Legacy GT. Amazing for an SUV.
No it doesn't. I drove both back to back and the Tribeca is much more sloppy and ponderous. It's pretty good for what it is but its no LGT.
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Old 07-18-2005, 06:30 PM   #9
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teeth cracking ride in a wrx?
man some ppl are really finniky about their ride quality jeez.
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:34 PM   #10
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Hey, I have a 10 month old baby. While the WRX is a good fun little car, it's ride will cause emotional problems for any youngster! How do you spell "shakin' baby syndrome?" I spell it W R X.
I like the B9 so much I'll trade it in 24 months if they make it faster and make the 7 seats work better.


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Old 07-19-2005, 03:59 PM   #11
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I have a 2-yr-old and a 3-month-old and they are fine in my WRX, even on gravel roads.
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Old 07-19-2005, 07:03 PM   #12
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I have a 2-yr-old and a 3-month-old and they are fine in my WRX, even on gravel roads.>>>


A friend of mine also travels with his infant in the WRX. He loves that car (as he should), but I think he loves his daughter more. He's trading up to a softer more comfortable ride for her sake.
My 10 month old sleeps far better in the B9 than he did in our Outback or my father's mini-van. I used to sneer at SUVs...but no more. The comfort, quiet and civilized driving has won me over. For more spirited driving I'll get a second car...I think an STI would look good next to my B9, but I have to replace my sailboat 1st!

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Old 07-20-2005, 12:27 PM   #13
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I've been seeing the Tribeca commercial a lot. I'm glad that Suby is starting to produce a line of vehicles to go against other suvs that aren't awd. I haven't had a chance to see the specs on the car. I didn't realize that they had a 5 and 7 passenger seating in that. Awesome!
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