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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca - Consumer Reviews

2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca

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By RMB
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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Car drives really well. The AWD is really stable and the car handles excellent for an SUV. Car is comfortable, but still communicates a lot of info to the driver. Navigation is very well implemented and the stereo is top quality.


Best Features

I like the 6 disc in-dash MP3 with the steering controls.


Worst Features

Engine may need a little more torque only in certain situations, like climbing hills, otherwise there is plenty of power from the 6 cylinder.


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Fun to drive, premium gas a problem
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By Deep
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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

After driving a 1990 Legacy, I switched to 2006 Tribeca. Now that I think of it, I have both Subies in their 1st year of mfg. It is fun to drive. So far driven 6000 miles. Pretty comfortable in long drive. Although not suitable for off-road driving, it is very nice ride on rough roads. Took it on a 500 mile drive recently. Only concern is its use of premium gas and also the pick up of the engine. It takes some time and the engine revs up with a lot of noise. But they are changing it in 08 models with a better engine.


Best Features

Definitely the looks, both interior and exterior. Alas, they are changing it in 08 model. The current space-ship look impressed me.


Worst Features

As I said before, a more powerful engine and use of regular gas to save money.


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Not Bad
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By sbddmd1
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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Very nice wagon, 250hp. I put a K&G air filter on it, which made it get up and go a little faster. Very spacious interior, my wife like driving the B9 more than her own SUV.


Best Features

Headlights provided great visibility and distance. Comfortable ride with its 18" rims, decent sound system.


Worst Features

On the hood around the grill, and in the trunk interior - it appears these two areas are magnets for scratches.


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hazardous headlights
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By aok
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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Nice look and ride in daylight. Very dangerous low beam headlights. We had it checked out and service said that's the normal operating characteristic. Can't see 10 feet in front going down a hill at night. Flawed design-needs safety recall. Another Tribeca owner said it's like a horizon line right across your vision. It's a notched line, pitch dark on top. Need to drive with high beams on-creates another safety issue for oncoming cars. Poor, hazardous headlight design. Service has heard it lots-why don't more bring it up?


Best Features

Exterior look. DVD for kids. NAV system.


Worst Features

Recall dangerous headlights-fix serious safety issue.


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Wonderful Crossover
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By Barnes
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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I love it. Takes curves with very little lean. The unit is extremely quiet. Subaru compares the Tribeca to the Lexus and Infiniti SUV but stopped short of including XM radio, Bluetooth, and Memory Seats. But the ride and handling of this vehicle make up for the missing items. I would buy it again.


Best Features

AWD, Stereo, Seating Comfort, Ride, Handles like a car.


Worst Features

Bluetooth, Sat. Radio, Memory Seats.


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