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Review: 2008 Subaru Tribeca

"It looks like a puppy," my wife said upon first setting eyes on the 2008 Subaru Tribeca. That's an apt description of any Subaru; they usually feel quite eager from behind the wheel, and they're trusty companions. The new front end on the Tribeca is more bland than the outgoing aviation-inspired look, but that hasn't dulled the inherent goodness of this big CUV. The power unit has also seen upgrades. B9-era Tribecas (the alphanumeric has been dropped for '08) had 3.0 liters of horizontally opposed 6 cylinder to haul 4300 pounds. Power delivery was on the revvy side, so maximum torque... Read More

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    Subaru-sanctioned Tribeca limo built by Boston dealer
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    click above image to view a gallery of the Subaru Tribeca stretch limoWow... um... just wow. Words don't do this stretch Subaru Tribeca limousine justice. It was reportedly built by Ernie Boch Jr., a powerful Boston area dealer that apparently has a penchant for long limousines. Before this he built a stretch Subaru Forester, which happened to be the ...

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    Enter the rumormill: Scion to sell rebadged Tribeca?
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    We like a good auto-related rumor as much as the next obsessive pistonhead, but when Automotive News starts citing Japan's New Model Magazine X, we can't help but be a little humored.The mag across the Pacific supposedly has a spy shot of a "Tribeca-like" vehicle undergoing testing, and beneath the camo is a badge that purportedly looks a lot like a Scion ...

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    Autoblog Week in Photos: Week of June 25, 2007
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    The Autoblog crew is being pulled in a million different directions right now, with plenty of OEM-sponsored events and car show to attend. We also got ourselves into a couple of competing crossovers, the Ford Edge and the Subaru Tribeca, and a couple new BMWs were unveiled as well. We fit in some first drives from the folks over at Ford Motor Company, and ...

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    Review: 2008 Subaru Tribeca
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    "It looks like a puppy," my wife said upon first setting eyes on the 2008 Subaru Tribeca. That's an apt description of any Subaru; they usually feel quite eager from behind the wheel, and they're trusty companions. The new front end on the Tribeca is more bland than the outgoing aviation-inspired look, but that hasn't dulled the inherent goodness of this ...

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    2008 Subaru Tribeca gets 5 stars from NHTSA
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    The 2008 Subaru Tribeca may have gone from unattractive to almost too inoffensive, but the embattled CUV has at least moved to the head of the class with regards to safety. The Tribeca scored a perfect "five stars" on both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's front and side impact crashes for the driver and front passenger. NHTSA gauges ...

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    Suburu unveils new All-Wheel Drive Tribeca at NY Auto Show
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    Click on the image for Autoblog's gallery of high-res images of the 2008 Subaru Tribeca.Subaru has taken the wraps off its new Tribeca All-Wheel Drive SUV at the New York Auto Show. Featuring more generic, but easier-on-the-eye looks and a new fully revised interior, the 2008 model's green credentials are all under the hood. Subaru are introducing their ...

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    New York Auto Show: Subaru gives Tribeca facelift, more power [VIDEO]
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    UPDATE: Video of live reveal added after jumpclick on image above to view high-res shots of the 2008 Subaru Tribeca var digg_url = http://www.digg.com/offbeat_news/Subaru_unveils_new_Tribeca_sans_vagina_grille/'; The Tribeca has the lowest consumer awareness of any Subaru product. You have to admit, the first edition, which came out in 2005, was rather ...

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    New York Preview: 2008 Subaru Tribeca
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    Click image for photo galleryWhen Subaru introduced the B9 Tribeca a few years ago, it was not warmly received in the marketplace. Its styling was charitably described as "not as bad as a Pontiac Aztec," a backhanded compliment if there ever was one. Online auto pundit extraordinaire Robert Farago famously described its nose as a certain part of the female ...

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    New York Leakage: Subaru's new Tribeca revealed
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    One of our favorite marque-specific, indie buff books, SubieSport, let a couple images slip of Subaru's warmed over 2008 B9 Tribeca.Due to be shown on Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, the reworked SUV gets a new nose that's eerily reminiscent of Chrysler's Pacifica (with a little Touareg thrown in), dispatching the Edsel-like front grille that has ...

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    2008 Subaru B9 Tribeca to bow at New York Auto Show
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    2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca The current Subaru B9 Tribeca is a lot like the person with whom your mother wants to set you up. It has a "nice personality," but "good looks" never comes up in conversation. The B9 has been a disappointment to both Subaru fans and company executives who were hoping for much better sales numbers. Help may be on the way, however, with ...

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    Enter the rumormill: Subaru in the near future
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    There have been some minor rumblings, as of late, about Subaru's future offerings, including information about the Impreza WRX and its STI variant. The new Impreza will likely debut in New York this April, with sales beginning in August of this year, while the STI will probably bow in Frankfurt, and go on sale in early 2008.The other rumor making the rounds ...

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    Vote for TTAC's Ten Worst Autos Today
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    Voting is open for The Truth About Cars' first ever Ten Worst Automobiles Today (or TWAT) award that we told you about earlier in the month. The initial list of more than 120 reader nominations contained predictable TWAT-eligible autos like GM's ancient minivans, uh, sorry, Crossover Sport Van, a couple of Saturns, several DaimlerChryslers, and a few Korean ...

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