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Subaru B9 Tribeca, SUV
#5005 of 8368 Sat. radio and BT.
Aug 09, 2005 (12:12 pm)
The only thing that is missing now from the Tribeca is integrated blue tooth, but not only can you just use a bt headset which you prob have anyway for when your not in car if you have a bt phone but they also have bt car kits that plug into 9volt or something and then either have a speaker or comes through cars sound system. Was thinking about getting this one for use with Treo 650 in Tribeca http://palmone.r.delivery.net/r/c/r?1.1.E_.81.1UEUyv.C6Nr7e..N.ClKO.1GpS.3SPXBs
anyone try it?
Also, in speaking of up to date traffic report missing from NAV in previous posts, you can get a prog like that for the Treo 650 pda phone to get up to the minute traffic so you know ahead if you need to take an alternate route etc. as well you can get yoru local traffic report on XM sat. radio.
And additional info back on the (Saabaru) Saab 9-6X Midsize SUV
Available: Summer 2006
What Edmunds.com Says: Saab is trying to broaden its lineup with this crossover, but it's going to need the right styling to make customers believe it's a true Saab.
What We Know: Saab will be building a seven-passenger SUV that is essentially identical beneath the surface to the Subaru B9 Tribeca, which recently debuted at NAIAS. The 9-6X will share its platform as well as its 3.0-liter, 250-horsepower, six-cylinder engine and accompanying five-speed manual transmission with its Subaru cousin. Additionally, the two vehicles will both be built on the same assembly line at Subaru's Indiana plant.
#5006 of 8368 Re: Cup holder light [kmartin]
Aug 09, 2005 (12:21 pm)
the light on the lid of the hatch can be set to be on when the hatch is open and off when closed. When I picked my car up it was set to always off ...
still not sure what the red light is for above the shifter area? I can tell my lights are on by always having the fog lights on and the green icon for the foglights come on when my lights are on
#5007 of 8368 Re: Sat. radio and BT. [x5killer]
Aug 09, 2005 (12:25 pm)
well integrated BT is really nice. its like integrated NAV vs separate NAV units. just fits, dims the radio, and in the Acura can dial the number of the NAV destination automatically. say find nearest hotels, pick one, call to see if they have rooms available all with voice commands.
#5008 of 8368 Re: Sat. radio and BT. [cluelesspa]
Aug 09, 2005 (12:30 pm)
My only concern is while you're busy booking your hotel, who's driving and pay attention to the road? J/k. I bet the feature will also be disabled while moving.
#5009 of 8368 Re: Tough Decision [mdxbelle]
Aug 09, 2005 (12:33 pm)
"For some reason I no longer had tailgaters and other vehicles trying to "intimidate" me out of my lane. My old Forester somehow always elicited that treatment and the Acura nameplate seems to have taken care of that nowadays."
you really think its the Acura badge keeping ppl from tailgating you? I think its more the fact that its an SUV in which case you will have the same effect with the Tribeca.
If you just want an intimidating vehicle on the road that you can scare others with and have noone bigger/taller then you able to tailgate you etc. then just get an ugly horrible squarel Hummer with horrendous gas mileage and have everyone despise you and think you are an idiot for driving something like that just for status but really just looking stupid and killing the environment. For that matter any other big truck or pick up with after market larger off road wheels raised up well on its shocks.
The SUV market got out of control for awhile and was all about being bigger and higher up then anyone else on the road. It has since changed and now it is all about lower sportier car like suvs that handle better like the Infiniti FX and Subaru B9 Tribeca!
#5010 of 8368 Re: range per full tank of gas [foxbat121]
Aug 09, 2005 (12:46 pm)
Why did they put such a small gas tank. didn't have the room? to make it lighter?
Even if it is just the fact that its a smaller tank. It then gives the negative illusion of having poorer gas mileage and with gas prices so high its painful to have to fill up so that on top of just the usual pain of stopping for gas especially on way to or from work at a now increased interval kind of sucks
Plus I imagine on a longer trip having to stop so much more often because of smaller tanks sucks. Especially with some of the new hybrid suvs like the Highlander and RX 400h, I know owners of those who only have to fill up like once a month or something which is nice on top of getting 30mpg.
I remember when i went on a road trip with a RX 400h, I was going much faster and got good amount ahead of them but then had to stop for gas and they passed and it took me awhile to catch up even just from filling in gas. it was like the slow steady turtle beating the faster rabbit who then had to stop.
Between the avg gas mileage ( maybe below avg?) small tank and it not being a hybrid may be ultimately why I get out of my fully paid for Tribeca early and I just hope it retains its value. For this reason I'm glad I got it early and no waiting for the Saab crap. As much as i dont like Toyota (even though i like lexus) and prefer Nissan/Infiniti even over Honda/Acura, I may be interested in the 2007 Toyota Highlander hybrid if the new styliing redesign pans out nicely and really is more modern/rounded etc. liek the Murano and Tribeca.
#5011 of 8368 Re: Octane [ateixeira]
Aug 09, 2005 (12:52 pm)
"newbie - hey, they should use that passenger seat sensor to determine there is a passenger that can operate the NAV for you."
Yes I said this awhile back as well.
If they can sense a passenger is there for the airbag to notification to say on then can't they let that passenger operate the NAV? I guess they wouldn't know from which seat the hand is coming from and then they would have ppl weighing the seat with just enough (75-60 lbs?) just so they can operate nav while driving.
as someone said though, if you already agreed to hold harmless then can't you use your $2,000 option as you please even if at your own risk.
and yeah, why didn't Subaru make the NAV voice activated. Just one more thing Acura owners like TL's can brag they have that the Tribeca doesnt.
#5012 of 8368 Re: range per full tank of gas [x5killer]
Aug 09, 2005 (12:56 pm)
Actually, with a hybrid, you only get better city mileage. Highway mileage is almost the same as regular gas engine. For example, Highlander Hybrid AWD mileage is 31(city)/27(highway). Regular Highlander AWD is 21/25. It has been widely reported that the premimum you paid for hybrid over regular is still much more than the regular car + gas you saved on hybrid in the average life spain you own your car.
Aug 09, 2005 (1:01 pm)
IHOP comment made me Karen.
Breakfast places are fun at dinner time, can't beat the prices, either.
just use a bt headset which you prob have anyway
Yup, I have a BlackBerry 7100T with an M2500 headset, works like a charm. We're actually about to test out the better Motorola HS820 model, which has active noise cancellation.
I love it when people think I'm talking to them and look at me like I'm crazy. I call it "cell crazy".
Not sure I'd ever dial the points of interest, I just want to know where they are, i.e. nearest gas station or fast food joint. Can't imagine I'd ever need to call first.
Then again just like Karen it's IHOP or McDonald's for me, not a restaurant that needs reservations. I'm not thinking like a luxury SUV owner. LOL
Gas tank should be bigger, that's something they could improve as a running change.
#5014 of 8368 Re: Should we? [papahawk]
Aug 09, 2005 (1:02 pm)
"hard wired" the playstation 2.
This reminds me. On a recent road trip we brought an xbox with a 300gb hard drive in it fiilled with games, movies etc. Only to realize duh we didn't have a way to get it power. We figured we could find something at a local store where we were going for the way home. But when we went to radio shack they guy told us that the xbox needs more voltage then any car provides as its more like a computer and all this stuff. I think maybe he was just trying to sell the $100 car powersource thing and we didn't get it or try any other stores.
I assume there is an adapter that plugs the ps2 or xbox into the 12 volt? plug right next to the audio/video inputs in the rear? What do you use for ps2? is it same for xbox and what stores carry it?