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Old 08-22-2006, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default looking to buy a TRIBECA LTD

can anyone share insight, experience, bad and good? Is it really that good of an SUV? Have read a many reviews pointing to that direction.

thanks in advance
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:03 PM   #2
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yes its good, its more luxury than sport. never taken her off-road though. go test drive one.
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:24 PM   #3
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It is beyond "that good" of an SUV. I'm thrilled with mine; a 7 Pass LTD w/DVD. It has a great ride, a more than powerful (for me) engine, a great sounding (I'm a musician) stereo in the LTD, an awesome interior, a stealthy looking exterior and smooth, yet soild handling. For the money, when compared to the BMW X3 & X5, Lexus RX330, Infiniti FX35 (which I really wanted), you cannot beat this truck. With the same amenities those are at least $10,000 more and I just couldn't justify it. My only complaint is no memory seat (they took care of that with the '07) and a tranny that hunts at times at hwy cruising speed.

Good luck and happy shopping...Joe
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:32 PM   #4
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i love my moms B9. its so comfy and it handles really well. offroading is no problem too, i take out to the mountains when we go shoot guns and its a beast.
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:06 PM   #5
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Just picked mine up, but I did a lot of research prior to purchase. Just to add to what others have said, the ride is very nice. It rides much better than my (ex) 4WD Lincoln Navigator. About off-road - that is one of the main reasons I bought the vehicle. I live at 8000 ft in the mountains of N. New Mexico and contend with snow and muddy gravel roads. I needed something capable of handling tough terrain. Scoobies are very popular up here because of their off road capabilities. The Tribeca does not fail to live up to those standards.

Plush, but handled nicely on the mountain roads coming home from Durango, where I picked it up. None of the sway felt in the Navigator is present on curves. It is nice and tight.

Time will tell, but at this point, I am extremely happy with my choice.

Couple of nice write-ups by an owner here.

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Old 08-23-2006, 04:23 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by nycb9
and a tranny that hunts at times at hwy cruising speed.
Use "Sport" mode. This mode is still fully automatic but works much better at cruising speeds and on hills. Vehicle is nowhere near as jumpy that way and is much more productive as it accelerates. Should also save you some fuel in the conditions mentioned (don't use in city traffic unless it gets moving for awhile).
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:24 AM   #7
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Thank you all for the insight. I am currently on the fence between a used 2003 3.0 X5 and a new B9. I have test driven 3 B9's as of today. I am loooking at the 06 models ltd 5 pass. ones, as Subaru is offering rebates and there is a some kind of dealer hold back as well. Might be able to get one out the door for under 30k.

Now what I have noticed and has anyone had this experience ? On panic braking...drove the vehicle for a test drive and went up to 60mph and panicked braked, brake pedal travelled all the way down to the floor board. I parked the vehicle and firmly depressed on the brake pedal and it went about a fraction of an inch before hitting the floorboard. I observed this on 2 of the models I test drove.
It being a heavy vehicle I expected better braking and feel. I do not expect it to brake like a BMW but lengthy travel and spongeness of feel is a bit of a concern for me.

Another the silver interior they have used where the cup-holders are located looks like it is prone to scratching...I dont like that!....just my 2 cents

But I am sold with everything else. I am about to plunk down 30k( if I do go for it) and just want my money's worth and not regret down the road.

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Old 09-09-2006, 12:13 AM   #8
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Default I have one

this is my wife present and she loved.
I ride few time and is amazing but better is my STI
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