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Subaru Tribeca, SUV
Jul 17, 2008 (9:21 am)
SoA responded that the '09s are arriving in dealer lots now.
Anyone have a link to a US brochure? I'm interested in the model line up (and pricing), more specifically, if a 5-passenger Ltd is still available this year.
Jul 17, 2008 (10:22 am)
I have the '09 US-spec Tribeca brochure and 5-passenger is still available.
Jul 17, 2008 (10:29 am)
Thx Bob. Just a point of clarification, do you mean the 5 pass LTD or base is still avail?
Jul 17, 2008 (11:28 am)
#30 of 65 rear leg room....wow it's small!
Jul 25, 2008 (12:20 pm)
Anyone know of the 2nd row leg room in the 5 passenger Ltd is greater than the 7 pass ltd?
I ask, because in Cda, we can only get limiteds in 7 pass, and today I stopped by a local dealership with my son to look at an '09 Beca.
Disappointment. When I had the seat to a comfortable driving position, similar to my current O5 OB XTL, my son had LESS leg room than our OB....yes LESS. He told me the Beca is on the same platform as Outback.
Terrible, if the 5 passenger is the same, I'm sorry to say that the Tribeca will be officially scratched from my short list when I trade in my OB this Fall, and will shift focus to the Veracruz, Highlander and CX-7 or CX-9.
We also stopped by to see the 08 VC and the space difference is unbelievable, even in the 3rd row.
Funny thing is, even as useless as I know the 3rd row in the Beca is, the salesman said on his own accord, that my 9 yr old has outgrown 3rd row of the Beca. Nice.
#31 of 65 Re: rear leg room....wow it's small! [luck11]
Jul 26, 2008 (7:12 am)
We've been through this many times before.
1. the rear leg room is the same between the 5 and 7 pass, however
2. you didn't push the rear seat all the way back.
3. there's a safety catch that prevents it from going all the way back at once to protect the legs of the 3rd row passengers.
The 2nd row seat is movable. It slides fore and aft. Plus, to get it to go all the way back, you need to grab a second little orange handle to release the lock. As the average car salesman seems to have a shelf life of about 3 weeks, most don't ever learn about how to move the seat on a tribeca, and how to release it so it goes all the way back.
Oh- once all the way back- there is a tremendous amount of leg room. It's rather huge. But, then no room for the 3rd row. The 7 passenger is really a 5+2, but for me, that's perfect. On the rare occasion that use the 3rd row, even my 5'2" wife has no problem fitting. Guess it all depends on how big your family is, but yes, it's a kids and small person 3rd row.
Your other choices are good vehicles as well, but each has its pros and cons. I got the Beca for its better AWD system (much better). All AWD is not created equal.
#32 of 65 Re: rear leg room....wow it's small! [morey000]
Jul 26, 2008 (12:53 pm)
Thanks for sharing...wasn't aware and you're right...salesman was a bit a bonehead. Anyway, I will have to have another look, perhaps when i'm in Maine in a couple of weeks. Still, the 2nd row will have to go back quite a bit to make the back anywhere near spacious. As it was, with the front seat all the way back, the rear of the front seat was touching my 9 yr old's knees! So in essence, use the 3rd row and the 2nd row becomes practically useless for any average size or larger adult. Also, compared to the VC and Highlander, the space just seemed small. Anyway....I will withhold further comment on this issue until I see it again.
As much as AWD is important and as much I have enjoyed 8 yrs of Subie ownership, I'm looking to upgrade in interior space. Subaru may have a superior AWD in some cases, but as long as I have AWD of some sort, Subies AWD superiority will not make up for lack of space given this is a priority for me.
#33 of 65 08 Beca Audio DVD issue?
Sep 05, 2008 (1:45 pm)
So the headphones are for two in the back.. if you don;t want to use them is there a way audio from the DVD can be heard through the cars speakers. I've looked at my owners manual but have not found an answer? The kids leave the headphones on, the batteries die and now one set is broken, the plastic support.. not to sure I'll have luck getting a repelacement any time soon. If the kids could hear the audio from the dvd's the I could care less about the head phones... any ideas folks?
#34 of 65 Re: 08 Beca Audio DVD issue? [skiguy2]
Sep 05, 2008 (1:54 pm)
This is not Tribeca-specific, but is their a wired headphone plug on the DVD player?
My aftermarket Jenson DVD player has one, meant for wired headphones, like you'd have on a walkman.
Well, I used a computer speaker wire and connected that output so my car audio's aux input, and it worked like a charm. Put the car radio on Aux and listen to the movie over the car speakers.
#35 of 65 Re: 08 Beca Audio DVD issue? [skiguy2]
Sep 05, 2008 (4:35 pm)
just press the AUX on your radio and listen the movie from the car speakers..very simple