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Subaru B9 Tribeca, SUV
#3980 of 8368 MotorWeek Road Test of Tribeca
Jul 01, 2005 (2:09 pm)
The first MotorWeek episode of July features the Tribeca road test: Just copied this from their site....check your local listings.
• MotorWeek #2444
Episode Title: 2444/Subaru Tribeca
PBS broadcast window begins July 1, 2005
Road Test: 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca crossover utility
Road Test: All-new 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt compact
Goss' Garage: Quick Fixes for Lengthy Car Care Problems
Over The Edge: So You Want to Be a MotorWeek Test Driver?
Long-Term Road Test Update: Suzuki Reno & Toyota Tacoma
Here is a link to the PBS station listings for MotorWeek
Jul 01, 2005 (2:13 pm)
My dealer called Thursday to say my B9 Ltd had arrived but that SOA did not install the puddle lights but promised to install them later when they were back in stock.
I said that was fine if SOA would put it writing that they could be done by the dealer.
He called back to say that it was not possible to add the lights later Only factory installable. So I cancelled my order. Luckily I found one down the street from me and took delivery yesterday.
I am new to Subaru but am surprised and disappointed that the factory did not notify me or the dealer of the situation. Shame on you SOA.
Traffic in Chicago has been so bad that I haven't been able to do any meaningful driving.
I find that the tranny shifts quite quickly in sport mode. I did not see the searching or delay that some have mentioned.
Stero sound quality is OK - but nothing to get excited about.
Yestday it was in the upper 90's and very humid and it took forever for the AC to cool the cabin down. I was in city traffic but it still seemed to take too long. Anyone else find this?
#3982 of 8368 Re: CD changer [kmartin]
Jul 01, 2005 (2:48 pm)
I just put 6 discs right ointo the dash... there is a load button on the left side of the slot, eject on the right.
Lovin my B9, definately the best choice and value in the class.
#3984 of 8368 Re: NO Puddle Lights [subienewbie2]
Jul 01, 2005 (2:59 pm)
I too am sorry about your puddle lights. I gave them up on mine too. It was a cool feature, oh well. My AC works fine in the same heat. I turned the rear on also and it cooled right down. Did you try running yours with the rear on too?
Sorry about the tongue lashing you took too. I think if you paid that kind of money expecting something and did not feel like you got it, you got a rite to say something. I agree about the stereo too, this is a huge disappointment for me. I am thinking about adding a quality amp.
Anyway, try both your front and rear ac next time.
#3986 of 8368 Re: NO Puddle Lights [nhsteve]
Jul 01, 2005 (3:43 pm)
People like that are not worth the effort of responding too.
I did get the puddle lights - I found one with the right equipment at another dealer.
Just to be clear - SOA did not forget to install the Puddle Lights, apparently they can't get them. That is what ticked me off - If you can't deliver something you accepted an order for, be honest enough to let the customer know in advance.
As for the AC - I did turn turn the rear on high but still took forever to cool down, In fairness, as I said, it was very hot & humid, stop and go traffic and the car was sitting in the hot sun for hours,
Today was not as hot, it was in the agrage over night and it cooled down much better but still seems a bit weak in the de-humidifying area. It may just need a little refrigerant.
Have a great 4th
#3988 of 8368 Re: Puddle Lights and Vender problem with Beige leather [capreciac]
Jul 01, 2005 (7:49 pm)
Just brought mine home today white w/beige leather 7 passenger...
#3989 of 8368 Re: CD changer [nhsteve]
Jul 01, 2005 (8:12 pm)
Yes, I know where the slot is. Actually I meant in relation to the "inside" of the dash...in other words, where are the inputs on the back of the unit? I'm still searching for an input of some sort to connect an iPod. Subaru has email me back a couple of times, but I don't think they understand my requests, either
-Karen in AZ-