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Subaru B9 Tribeca, SUV
#6831 of 8368 2007 B9 Tribeca shown in 13 days
Jan 27, 2006 (10:56 pm)
Subaru's "world debut" at the Chicago Auto Show Feb. 9 will apparently be the 2007 B9 Tribeca. It'll be interesting to see what they've done to the grille and what features they've added.
Here's the link to the show's January Update:
This pulled from page 2 of the update, describing the schedule for Feb. 9:
Volkswagen has had the Golf running about Europe for a bit now, but itís high time to bring the to North America, and in Chicago they will. Subaruís í07 Tribeca will go next, showing what changes will appear in its successful SUV. BMW is next with business news and then on to the Vista Ballroom for Tom LaSordaís address to the Economic Club of Chicago.
#6832 of 8368 Re: Free Is Never Free & Usually Not Worth It! [nhsteve]
Jan 29, 2006 (3:47 pm)
I am going into my dealer having just had my Tribe since 12/05.
I has 2500 miles
There are already sings of rust on the under carriage
Any one else have a problem with such a new vehicle?
I live in CT
#6833 of 8368 Re: Free Is Never Free & Usually Not Worth It! [spence66]
Jan 30, 2006 (5:16 am)
The new Subies have a load of undercoating, are you sure you don't have some of that nice sandstone dust under the car...or perhaps you ran over a curb and scraped it off?
#6834 of 8368 Re: Free Is Never Free & Usually Not Worth It! [raybear]
Jan 30, 2006 (8:02 am)
No running over a curb
I have also had the car cleaned at car wash with the undercarriage option
I noticed that the pipe in between the rear tires is showing sign of rust as well as a front part of the undercarriage
STRANGE on such new car
#6835 of 8368 Re: Free Is Never Free & Usually Not Worth It! [spence66]
Jan 30, 2006 (8:47 am)
I think you are confused about rust. The body should never rust. But it's normal for components like the suspension bits, springs, exhaust plumbing, etc... to build up a film of rust. It's been like this on every single car I have owned. Generally, parts that will be unaffected by rust are allowed to rust. For instance, a heavy cast iron suspension arm can have surface rust but will outlast all of us and probably our kids too. Stainless steel exhaust plumbing is a low grade of stainless that can build up surface rust, but it will still last the normal lifetime of the car.
Thin parts, like the body sheet metal, are where you have to protect against rust at all costs. Unless you see rust on painted parts, then don't worry about it.
Jan 30, 2006 (10:33 am)
I doubt paint will stick to some of the coatings used.
The chrome "S U B A R U" letters on the back of my Forester are starting to discolor. Maybe I'll try painting those.
I'd remove them entirely but I believe that would leave two holes behind.
#6837 of 8368 Re: Plasti-chrome [ateixeira]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 30, 2006 (2:47 pm)
I haven't tried it yet; I have a plastic canoe (vinyl topcoat) that I'm tempted to paint with some of that stuff.
I've seen two B9's in the last two days - my first spottings in the wild. One was a (seafoam?) green one at the ski hill yesterday and saw one at IHOP this morning. It was the darker red/burgundy one.
Nice looking rigs and the grill isn't obtrusive at all (chrome and all, lol). I still think I like my Outback wagon shape a bit better though.
#6838 of 8368 Re: Free Is Never Free & Usually Not Worth It! [c_hunter]
Jan 30, 2006 (4:17 pm)
they are going to put car on the lift
I was just surprised since car is only 7 weeks old
to show small sign of red discoloration on the undercarriage
I'll let you knwo their comments
#6839 of 8368 Re: Free Is Never Free & Usually Not Worth It! [spence66]
Jan 31, 2006 (4:47 am)
I was confused, I thought you meant the body was rusting...it's normal for some componants to show some rust on any car.
#6840 of 8368 Lease question
Feb 01, 2006 (7:04 pm)
I've seen a couple different places where people have linked edmunds articles explaining leasing. Can anyone point me toward them?