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Greetings!

My wife and I bought a 07 B9 Tribeca Limited several weeks ago. We've been a Subaru family for quite a while; I love Subaru's AWD during New England winters!

The Tribeca is quite a step up--both in space and amenities--from my previous car, a WRX wagon. My wife loves the increased legroom and more compliant ride of the 'beca. Although the B9's acceleration can't match that of the Rex, I find it more than ample for a SUV.

This forum was an extremely valuable resource while I was pondering the decision whether or not to buy the B9. You all get my sincerest thanks for providing real insight into the pros and cons in owning a Tribeca!
 

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Seems like a few people are getting Tribecas for Christmas. Good to see more new owners showing up. The CUV market is getting ultra competitive. It seems everyone is adding or updating their entries. An updated BMW X5, ford/Lincoln has a couple of new entries, GM has a new Buick and Saturn. I think the fact that Subaru managed to get 3 cars on the top 13 safest list is a testament to their abilities given how competitive the market is. I've said it before as well, I like a vehicle with a little character...and the Tribeca has that!
 

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Welcome and best of luck with the new B9. We got ours around christmas last year so we've had ours almost a year. We're still very happy with it.
 

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Welcome and enjoy your Tribeca.

I miss the turbo on the Forester I traded for the Tribeca but you will find there are many redeeming qualities that make up for the difference in acceleration.
 

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All, thanks for the warm welcome. I am glad that the Tribeca has a lot of happy owners! (Also, I am glad when Peaty owns a vehicle that I have; he's a one-man TSB/diagnostic/maintenance/modding encyclopedia!)

Tup, I luckily went to the dealership before the IIHS report came out. At that point in time, no one was interested in the Tribeca, primarily because of the front end design. Once the IIHS report hit the media, the dealer told me that interest in the Tribeca skyrocketed, and that a lot of vehicles were sold in the next few days; it seems that a questionably styled front end is always trumped by a good safety report!

JHB, my wife is actually happy with my lack of turbocharger access; she never liked my ability to "punch it" in the turns. My mother and mother in law saw the Tribeca's 0-60 times of 9.x seconds as a positive selling point! Nonetheless, you are absolutely right in stating that the Tribeca has a lot going for it; the VDC/VTD combo was one of the things that we were really interested in. And, as always, Subaru's ring structure frame is a great safety feature.
 

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Tup, I luckily went to the dealership before the IIHS report came out. At that point in time, no one was interested in the Tribeca, primarily because of the front end design. Once the IIHS report hit the media, the dealer told me that interest in the Tribeca skyrocketed, and that a lot of vehicles were sold in the next few days; it seems that a questionably styled front end is always trumped by a good safety report!
I was told by a friend who works for Subaru that they are redisigning the front end and going to a 3.3 liter H6 for '08. I really like the look of my 07. I hope they don't make it look too generic.
 

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I was told by a friend who works for Subaru that they are redisigning the front end and going to a 3.3 liter H6 for '08. I really like the look of my 07. I hope they don't make it look too generic.
The 3.3 would be nice. Typically mfrs will get design right the first time, then change things to make new models more generic and thus appealing to the masses with the 2nd model. I happen to like most aspects of the front end design as it stands. Will be interesting to see if they screw it up in round 2 in order to sell more product.
 

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The only thing I would be warry about with the 3.3l is that it is....as far as I know....a completely new engine. At least with the 3.0 the kinks had been worked out.
 

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The only thing I would be warry about with the 3.3l is that it is....as far as I know....a completely new engine. At least with the 3.0 the kinks had been worked out.
Yes. That had crossed my mind. Plus, to get the low end torque, the redline would probably drop about 1k. That's one thing I like about the 3.0 is that it does sound good at 7k.:)
 

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I love the 3.0 they have now, but I could see why they would want a bigger motor. Although mine doesnt seem as sluggish as a 9 sec 0-60 when my wrx is 5.1 and it feels as if the tribeca would stay right on the rear quarter of the worx in a straight line race.
 
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