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#1 of 723 Subaru Tribeca 2008
Apr 03, 2007 (7:26 am)
I've just seen the pictures of the new 2008 Tribeca, and must say that I'm dissapointed. Although the old front was not the most beautiful, at least it had caracter and distiguished itself from all other competition. But the 2008 seems so common, I hate it. It looks more like a Crysler than a Subaru. The only thing I enjoyed was the rails on the roof.
About the interior, I'm impressed by the design (same as in the old model) but would like to see better material quality, as well as better front seats, with more suport on the side. And on a more personal note, what about a couple of small pockets (for change, garage remote etc), preferable covered, on both the driver and co-driver side, left and right of the gear-shift? There is enough room for 2 on each side.
As for the engine, I'm wondering when will the proclamed 3.0 L diesel engine will appear? And what about a 6-speed auto transmition?
And finally can the VDC be dissengaged and engaged while driving?
#2 of 723 Re: Subaru Tribeca 2008 [kamaki369]
Apr 03, 2007 (7:34 am)
This '08 is light-years ahead of the current model. Subaru will sell a ton of them—which is the reason for the change.
#3 of 723 Re: Subaru Tribeca 2008 [rsholland]
Apr 03, 2007 (7:36 am)
Light years? In what way? And please dont tell me about the new transmission, cooling system or the new valve design.
#4 of 723 Re: Subaru Tribeca 2008 [kamaki369]
Apr 03, 2007 (7:48 am)
3.6 engine that is has a far better and more usable power band, plus it runs on regular gas. The styling will appeal to a much wider audience than did the old model. Easier access to 3rd-row seats.
Mark my words. This will be a big hit for Subaru.
#5 of 723 Re: Subaru Tribeca 2008 [rsholland]
Apr 03, 2007 (7:53 am)
I like the new engine, easier access, but was expecting more
#6 of 723 Re: Subaru Tribeca 2008 [kamaki369]
Apr 03, 2007 (8:05 am)
Does anyone have a link...would like to check out the 2008 Tribeca pictures. Thanks!
#8 of 723 Re: Subaru Tribeca 2008 [kamaki369]
Apr 03, 2007 (8:16 am)
EXPECTING MORE? What planet do you live on? This is only 2 years into the cycle, we are lucky that we got a re-design so quickly. The improvements as bob said will boost sales on this imensely and it'll be a good seller for them.
#9 of 723 Re: Subaru Tribeca 2008 [paisan]
Apr 03, 2007 (8:28 am)
On earth, you?
I'm a Subie fan (already had 3 in the past and wanted to make them 4) so ofcourse I have higher expectations from Subaru.
#10 of 723 Re: Subaru Tribeca 2008 [kamaki369]
Apr 03, 2007 (8:34 am)
I too am a long-time subie owner and fan (2 XT6s, 1 SVX, 1 Legacy, 1 Impreza) but I'm also a realist and know they need to make money in order to stay in business. The XT6 and SVX are prime examples of wonderfully engineered cars that the public didn't receive well and thus were duds for SOA.