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Subaru Tribeca, SUV
Jan 31, 2010 (7:52 am)
I am thinking of purchasing an 2010 Trebeca. How well do you like it. What are it's pitfalls. What kind of mileage are you getting? I currently own an 07 AWD GMC Acadia. This is a great driving car with lot's of room, but is in the shop weekly with unresolved issues from poor quality. I will not consider a GM product again, ever!
#48 of 65 Re: How is the Trebeca? [bigbearcraig]
Feb 01, 2010 (9:55 am)
Sorry to hear that.
I just went to the DC Auto Show and saw a loaded up Traverse that stickered for $48 grand.
Tribeca is a bit smaller, but we're on our 3rd Subaru and I don't even have a favorite mechanic because they're never in the shop and I change my own oil.
#49 of 65 Re: How is the Trebeca? [ateixeira]
Feb 06, 2010 (7:44 pm)
#50 of 65 Blades, info
Feb 12, 2010 (10:52 pm)
I had to change the blades, but couldn't find the right ones neither at Walmart or Pep Boys, when it occurred to me: Well, it's 29,000 miles, let me call the dealer. They change them (the fronts and back) as part of warranty. Another point for Subaru, and my dealer, Walser.
My wife will change the Sienna, wants something fancier. I have not even mention Subaru, so when she picks a CX-9 or XC60 I could easily choose a sports car (STi?) when the lease is over in november.
Btw, Tribeca is 18 mpg, consistently.
#51 of 65 Re: Blades, info [nickel]
Feb 13, 2010 (5:44 am)
I like Mazda, don't get me wrong, I own a Miata, but there is no way, no how the CX9 is fancier than the Tribeca. If anything it's half a step down.
We just went to the auto show and looked at all of these back-to-back, and the Mazdas left me a little disappointed. I don't know if it's that the 2010 models went through a bout of cost-cutting, or what. But look closely - none of the plastics are padded, the materials are cost conscious, and it didn't really stand out in any way vs. competitors.
They are value-priced, and the CX9 is large-ish and among the sportier models of the class, but it's a step down from my 2007 Sienna, which at least has a padded dash.
#52 of 65 Re: Blades, info [ateixeira]
Feb 13, 2010 (4:20 pm)
Don't get meeee wrong! Today we did Round #1, the preselection. No way I would change my Tribeca for anything else.
She decided (for good) that she needed the once a year used 3rd row seat, so our options were easy: The ones she didn't like (Highlander, Flex and GMs); the very expensive (Volvo, Audi), an the remainders: Pilot, Veracruz and CX-9.
Curiously, she didn't like the MDX (2 years ago she liked), and hated the new Sienna.
When she saw the Pilot, hated it (the exterior). Then she liked the Veracruz (because of the content) but disliked price. So at the end the CX-9 looks will be the option
#53 of 65 Re: Blades, info [nickel]
Feb 17, 2010 (10:08 am)
The new Sienna's interior materials went one step down, also, for instance the dash is no longer padded.
Before you rule out the Veracruz make sure you get real-world price quotes, as they sell way below list prices.
#54 of 65 Navigation
Mar 09, 2010 (9:38 am)
I bought by Tribeca used and have the 05-06 Navi disc. This is embarassing to admit but in almost two years, I have not been able to get the navigation system to really work. I made the mistake or removing and re-inserting the disk and now my gps is stuck at a 16 mile radius and is pretty useless. Any ideas on how I can get help? Thank you!
#55 of 65 Re: Navigation [jojo38]
May 29, 2010 (3:36 am)
Did you try contacting the dealer ? It may be a very easy fix. I believe when I had my Honda Odyssey's NAV system, after the DVD disc was inserted, it had to be pressed once again for the system to be fully "inserted". The Tribeca system might be slightly different but the dealer should be able to help with that.