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Subaru B9 Tribeca, SUV
Jul 28, 2005 (6:18 pm)
"All Subaru's of the future will have the exact same front end as the new B9 Tribeca." So all you big time know it all Subaru Fans out there stand by.
2006 Impreza including WRX and STI is already out with new nose. You can find those pictures all over the place. IMO, the nose on new Impreza looks even worse than Tribeca's. But that's won't stop me buy another Subaru.
#4662 of 8368 swampy = evil. Bwah hah hah hah! ;)
Jul 28, 2005 (6:47 pm)
Jul 28, 2005 (7:07 pm)
What's bad about the 06 Impreza is that they grafted the new corporate nose onto the old body style (as is often done at the end of a model run, in order to transition to the new look). It is definitely not a cohesive look. If you ask me, the 02-03 bug eyes look was the best front end on the current generation Impreza. In fact I specifically bought an 03 when I saw the Corolla-esque look coming on the 04!
Anyways, the next generation Impreza (ought to be here in spring of 06 as an 07 model, or perhaps those dates + 1 year) looks very good in the spy shots and concept sketches we have seen. It pulls in the new front end design theme very nicely and carries the look to the rest of the car.
When I saw photos of the Tribeca, I hated the front end -- I thought the center grille section was way too prominent. But in person, it looks great to me. I think that is an issue with cutting edge design styles -- you really have to experience it in person to get a good look. On paper, you just don't get the real impression. In reality, it's like many forms of art, which cannot be accurately captured on paper. I suppose that's good for a vehicle, since you tend to see them on the streets, in full 3D with ambient lighting, but it sure hurt the Tribeca early on when all we had to go on were the photos.
#4664 of 8368 geez now you sounds like my wife lol
Jul 28, 2005 (7:07 pm)
#4665 of 8368 Re: new nose [c_hunter]
Jul 28, 2005 (7:22 pm)
Well put Craig, and as you know, I've been saying that from day one. Pictures (2-D) just don't capture all the subtle nuances that you see in person (3-D).
BTW, The all-new Impreza (or whatever it will be called) should be here as a MY08 model, not MY07—and you're absolutely right about trying to graft on a new front to an old body. It's very difficult to do well, although think Subaru did a pretty darn good job. In fact it's much better than I expected. Like you I too eagerly await the '08 model, and to see what it could and should look like.
#4666 of 8368 Re: new nose [c_hunter]
Jul 28, 2005 (7:28 pm)
If you ask me, the 02-03 bug eyes look was the best front end on the current generation Impreza. In fact I specifically bought an 03 when I saw the Corolla-esque look coming on the 04!
Funny you and I have the exact same thoughts and I bought the 03 WRX as well.
#4667 of 8368 Re: ahhhh the love [njswamplands]
Jul 28, 2005 (7:58 pm)
i just cant seem to ever see one on the road.
Go to the dealer and stop making up cheap excuses you lazy bum
#4668 of 8368 Bug-eyes forever!
Jul 28, 2005 (9:15 pm)
Jul 29, 2005 (7:16 am)
FWIW the 4 days or so that I had it I was getting plenty of looks. Neighbors and on-lookers all gave it the thumbs up, even when I said it wasn't mine so don't spare my feelings. It gets noticed.
photoguy2: say that phrase fast 5 times.
#4670 of 8368 Re: Bug-eyes forever! [c_hunter]
Jul 29, 2005 (7:55 am)
LoL! Mine is Silver Wagon.
Both bug-eyed WRX and Tribeca have some elegancy in them when you see them in person. It is different than many other cars like Camery, Corolla, Accord etc. That's why, I'm guessing, many ppl hate it. They'd rather drive a bland looking cars that is invisible among millions other cars on the road.