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Subaru B9 Tribeca, SUV
#6298 of 8368 Re: 2007 B9 Upgrades
Nov 29, 2005 (9:24 pm)
Lack of sonar/rear camera and memory seats steered me away from the Tribeca (and a little bit of fuel worries as well). It is great they are actually listening to consumers and adding the little things that make a difference.
Too bad I already spend my money on new 06 Outback this year. I won't be seeing a 2007 Tribeca in my garage next year, or even in the next 4 years.
But now a twin turbo? Turbo will certainly make it less fuel efficient. A official 15 MPG would make it look as bad as the Toureg.
IMHO, instead adding a turbo Subaru should make the Tribeca lighter (more alum parts, like the rear hatch in the Outback) and put a 7 speed auto transmission (like the Mercedes R-class). It would improve fuel economy, acceleration from standstill and get some more towing load.
#6299 of 8368 Re: 2007 B9 Upgrades [subienewbie2]
Nov 29, 2005 (10:02 pm)
Great upgrades. The steering wheel button fix is well needed. The memory seats are as well. The turbo- well, the B9 isn't exactly underpowered as it is- so that one just doesn't really make sense to me.
The one upgrade that is woefully needed is an improved air conditioner. Any word on that? It's a pretty much unusable vehicle here in Arizona for that reason alone.
Oh- I'd like the roof rack to slide as well.
#6300 of 8368 Re: 2007 B9 Upgrades [morey000]
Nov 30, 2005 (7:12 am)
Toyota, Honda, and Nissan all got around the stigma of expensive products not consistent with traditional perceptions by creating new "luxury brands;" Lexus, Acura, and Infinity. Maybe if Subaru wishes to go upmarket, a new brand might be the wisest thing to do.
This, of course, creates the problem of a _name_ for that brand. OK, here goes; "Capella" (the name of a star).
#6301 of 8368 Re: 2007 B9 Upgrades [vger105]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 30, 2005 (8:30 am)
Hmmm, that translates to she-goat. Scales mountains like a goat? Maybe a variation of Acappella - the Subbie that sings without accompaniment.
#6302 of 8368 Re: 2007 B9 Upgrades [subienewbie2]
Nov 30, 2005 (9:28 am)
I have to call possible baloney on that one. When there is legitimate product info, the reps are the last to find out and under strict orders not to spill the beans. On the other hand, we know that a lot of these guys love to spout off incorrect info. So I would take it with a major grain of salt. The turbo H6 is especially dubious given what we know about Subaru's engine lines.
#6303 of 8368 Re: 2007 B9 Upgrades [steve_]
Nov 30, 2005 (9:47 am)
Oooops! I forgot about translations. I wouldn't feel comfortable driving an '08 twin turbo She Goat.
Back to my astronomy maps.....
#6304 of 8368 Re: Nav updates [kmartin]
Nov 30, 2005 (10:03 am)
thanks Karen for the info on the NAV disc. disappointing they wont update until Summer
the alpine ones were I think 2 x per year. the one we have in our B9s are probably a year old already by the time they make production and ship the car...
I am a bit disappointed in the remapping system of the NAV, I have had multiple times where it will send me off on a smaller side street out 3 miles on a long loop back to intersect with the road I am currently driving on further up. it is not shorter nor is it faster the route the computer remapped for me
#6305 of 8368 Re: 2007 B9 Upgrades [c_hunter]
Nov 30, 2005 (10:05 am)
I think it might even be too early. Often decisions are made late in the game. If the production line will start cranking out 07s in April, the final decision may not be made until a month or two before. They can adjust the assembly line quickly for minor changes like that (memory seats, sonar, etc.).
Perhaps mayberryguy has a better hold on lead times.
I think those things are probably on the "wish list", but noone will know until much closer to production.
#6306 of 8368 Snow Driving Anyone?
Nov 30, 2005 (2:59 pm)
We love our new Tribeca and can't wait to drive it up to the mountains in the snow, but down here in San Diego we haven't even got her wet in the rain yet. I noted an earlier post about fish tailing here but never found the origins of it and wondered if anyone has had a chance to really drive a Tribeca on some adverse road conditions with all the electronics tied to the AWD system and how it performed. Also how the HVAC system-defrosters, wiper/mirror heaters etc... have performed in extreme situations
We also have a 5-speed WRX wagon and have been impressed with its simpler mechanical 50/50 torque split system.
We know that even Subarus can't overcome physics (a big danger with folks with 4WD SUVs flying down slippery roadways and then rolling right off them) but seems like the Subaru will take good care of you if you drive sanely.
#6307 of 8368 Re: Snow Driving Anyone? [tsporty]
Nov 30, 2005 (3:14 pm)
Fishtailing? Hasn't happened to me, and I've had a few opportunities to drive in snow lately in Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. Relax and don't worry.