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Subaru Tribeca, SUV
#16 of 65 Re: 09 Cdn Brochure [horseylady]
Jun 03, 2008 (8:18 am)
Congrats. I didn't have too much luck with my last Ford but they seem to have improved a lot.
#17 of 65 Re: 09 Cdn Brochure [ateixeira]
Jun 04, 2008 (4:35 pm)
I've had two Ford diesel trucks and they were good but I'm now driving a Dodge dually. I checked out the Edge pretty good and it was highly rated by both professional reviewers and consumers so I decided to give it a try. I know it won't come close to holding it's value like my Subarus but I'll deal with that later. I'm still anxious to see what Subaru does with the Tribeca but for now I have what I have. I sure like the Microsoft Sync. I can't believe that the Tribeca won't have Bluetooth but they won't tell.
#18 of 65 2009 Tribeca on Subaru's Drive magazine
Jun 11, 2008 (11:50 pm)
Nothing new except new colors. Notable miss is telescoping steering wheel. Legacy and Outback have it on 2008 model. Isn't Tribeca supposed to be top-of-line model from Subaru?
Or... they give up on improvements given poor sales and now are just waiting to kill it? Especially with Exiga coming with seating for 7 too.
#19 of 65 Re: 2009 Tribeca on Subaru's Drive magazine [movedor]
Jun 12, 2008 (4:06 am)
What a disappointment. They don't say anything about Bluetooth or an improved Nav system or much of anything. I'm glad I didn't wait. I love Subaru but...
What is Exiga? As far as I'm concerned, the third seat is pretty much of a joke anyway. I might have used it for the grandkids car seats on occasion but that's about all it's good for. Thanks for the update. I'm glad I bought American this time and hope I'm not sorry.
#20 of 65 Re: 2009 Tribeca on Subaru's Drive magazine [movedor]
Jun 18, 2008 (9:06 am)
Except the Exiga is not coming to the USA....
#21 of 65 '09 Tribeca brochure hints at market shift of this vehicle
Jun 28, 2008 (2:10 pm)
Noticed something interesting when comparing the '09 Tribeca brochure with the '08 Tribeca brochure. No longer does Subaru make any reference to towing in the '09 brochure. It's not mentioned in the spec pages, or anywhere. There's not even a picture of the optional tow bar. In fact the only indication that the Tribeca tows, is in the picture that is featuring the optional rear bumper pad, in which it shows the hitch receiver but almost by accident. Last year's brochure featured an optional towing hitch photo, but not this year.
Also there is no mention this year of the ground clearance on the spec pages. Both towing and ground clearance have been mentioned in past Tribeca brochures.
It should also be noted that Subaru makes no reference of towing; or ground clearance; on current Impreza, WRX, STI and Legacy brochures as well. Now these items are only noted in the Forester and Outback brochures.
So do these very subtle omissions signal an equally subtle shift in marketing of this vehicle—away from being a CUV, to perhaps more towards the minivan area? Might the next generation Tribeca be even more minivan-ish than the current model?
#22 of 65 Re: '09 Tribeca brochure hints at market shift of this vehicle [rsholland]
Jun 28, 2008 (7:23 pm)
Not so subtle.
I'd say the shift from attracting the SUV set towards attracting the minivan set happened with the design softening going from the radical '06/'07 design, to the '08.
#23 of 65 Re: '09 Tribeca brochure hints at market shift of this vehicle [morey000]
Jun 29, 2008 (5:52 am)
This is just more movement in that direction. Baby steps...
#24 of 65 Re: '09 Tribeca brochure hints at market shift of this vehicle [rsholland]
Jun 29, 2008 (6:01 am)
I think that it's a good thing for them to move that way since these vehicles except the Forester and OB are really not meant for offroading activities imo.
I guess they are just honing the marketing a bit.
#25 of 65 Re: '09 Tribeca brochure hints at market shift of this vehicle [morey000]
Jun 30, 2008 (8:26 am)
Agreed, except for the engine. The 3.6l is actually better suited for towing.