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Old 04-22-2006, 08:19 PM   #1
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I've got a challenge for you/me to take on. I need to sell the idea of my parents getting a Tribeca. The whole family loves Subaru, but for various reasons my mother does not want to get the Tribeca. I don't fold so easily.

The other options for her:
Ford Escape Hybrid
Buick Rendeszous
Toyota Rav4
Pontiac Vibe

...and some others I can't remember.

She's worried that the Tribeca will be too nice to haul around the dogs, groceries, etc... And she doesn't like the price all that much.

So, I need to know things like how does it handle, acceleration, braking, and anythign else you absolutely love about your vehicle so i can use it as a salespitch weapon.

Her current vehicle is an 04 Staurn Vue 4 cylinder AWD version, Which, btw, GM AWD blows. Try spinning the fronts for a full second and then splitting. Also, that transmission hasn't run right since it left the factory

So, as you can tell, it's pretty much upward in vehicles.

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Old 04-23-2006, 01:10 AM   #2
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How about a forester thats not bad for hauling stuff and is cheaper. Just at thought.
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:24 AM   #3
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How about a forester thats not bad for hauling stuff and is cheaper. Just at thought.

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The Tribeca cargo area is really quite smaller than it looks.
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Old 04-23-2006, 04:29 PM   #4
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And it gets scratched real easily. My 8-year old OB interior holded up better than my less than 1-year old Tribeca. If you have a dog, or small kids for that matter, stay away from Tribeca.
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:58 PM   #5
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Ahh, ya, the Forrester was a thought, but my father doesn't like it's boxier look.
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:27 PM   #6
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Being too nice to haul things around in seems like a silly reason to me.
Why purchase a vehicle if you're not going to use it? With a proper cargo tray and basic maintanence the interior stays in great shape with anything you drive.

The only thing you can really do is have her test drive the other vehicles, check out the cargo rooom and interiors, and finally how well they fit her.

Is price the only 'real' concern? Depending on which version you get and options, you can get a Tribeca for a competitive price.

I'd also offer up the Honda Pilot for her to test drive. My mom bought one over a year ago and still loves it.
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:53 AM   #7
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The Tribeca cargo area is really quite smaller than it looks.
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:40 PM   #8
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quality very well built
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Old 05-14-2006, 01:51 PM   #9
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Yes, it is well built. But the interior matterial used is too soft to stand regular wear and tear. Just wait until you have a few family vacation trips and you will understand what I was talking about.
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:22 AM   #10
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Is it the vynil or the leather that got scratched up?
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:42 AM   #11
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It's the rear cargo area's plastic panel material on the sides. You look at it funny and you get marks. When I get a chance I'll take some pic for an example.I think it does not help it's dark in colour.
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:01 PM   #12
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It's the plastic on the sides as well other places like floor cover handle. I got marks all over when I accidentally used a vac that has medal hose tip at a gas station. I also get scratch marks from beach chairs, wheels on luages, etc. About anything that is not as soft as cloth will leave a mark on it.
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Old 05-16-2006, 12:16 AM   #13
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Man....I hope the '07 will address this issue.
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Old 05-16-2006, 05:04 PM   #14
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How bout helping out with the car payment?


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I've got a challenge for you/me to take on. I need to sell the idea of my parents getting a Tribeca. The whole family loves Subaru, but for various reasons my mother does not want to get the Tribeca. I don't fold so easily.

The other options for her:
Ford Escape Hybrid
Buick Rendeszous
Toyota Rav4
Pontiac Vibe

...and some others I can't remember.

She's worried that the Tribeca will be too nice to haul around the dogs, groceries, etc... And she doesn't like the price all that much.

So, I need to know things like how does it handle, acceleration, braking, and anythign else you absolutely love about your vehicle so i can use it as a salespitch weapon.

Her current vehicle is an 04 Staurn Vue 4 cylinder AWD version, Which, btw, GM AWD blows. Try spinning the fronts for a full second and then splitting. Also, that transmission hasn't run right since it left the factory

So, as you can tell, it's pretty much upward in vehicles.

Thanks
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:06 PM   #15
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Ahh, ya, the Forrester was a thought, but my father doesn't like it's boxier look.
Outback then
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:26 PM   #16
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Ahh, ya, the Forrester was a thought, but my father doesn't like it's boxier look.
have him drive the XT
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Old 05-19-2006, 01:55 AM   #17
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How bout helping out with the car payment?
That sure will work for me
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Old 05-20-2006, 10:17 AM   #18
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The Tribeca cargo area is really quite smaller than it looks.
Hmm...having packed a full PA system (2 monitors, 2 cabnets and assorted boards) a full drum set, bass cabnet and head, guitar amp, Bass and lead guitar, misc other stuff like t-shirts, cds and banners including 2 people Id say you need to learn to pack it.

It did give it a nice stance...I need lowering springs.
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Old 05-22-2006, 12:45 PM   #19
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It did give it a nice stance...I need lowering springs.
Or fatter passengers.
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