Thanks for the statistics. I knew about the Saab thing but that is a very cool article.Like 06b9beca, I am reminded of a Chrysler product every time I look at the nose of my (2010) Tribeca. If I replaced the Subaru badge with a Chrysler badge, I think most people would believe it. I have a BRAT and a Fuji Rabbit (made by Fuji Heavy Industries before they started making Subaru cars), and have owned/been working on Subarus since my college roommate got a '78 wagon (which I could drive as long as I kept it running). Subaru is not afraid to be a little different, and the B9 nose reflects that. I respect that in an automaker. I have a post-facelift Tribeca because a nice one came up when I was looking for a car, and also because the engine runs on 87 octane.
And to your point that the second gen is going to win because it was sold for more years....looks like approx 50k 1st gen were sold in the US (from 05 to 07) and around 27k 2nd gen sold from 08-14. Hard to tell for sure, because I think the site I'm viewing is by calendar year, not model year. https://carsalesbase.com/us-subaru-tribeca/
And this has probably been tossed around on this forum before, but you know that the facelift was partly the result of plans to sell the Tribeca as a Saab, right? The Subaru Tribeca Based Saab 9-6 Crossover That Never Was