GM Files Patents For Tribeca-Based Saab 9-6X, Tale Of The Saaburu Maybe…

The Saab forums are alight with chatter about recently filed GM patents showing off images of a Saabified Subaru Tribeca » 11/18/08 2:00pm 11/18/08 2:00pm which resembles a four door version of a design mock up unofficially . The interesting part is the supposed Saab 9-6X swipes much of its architecture and styling from the Subaru Tribeca, even though

Subaru Exiga Teaser Makes Us Want A 7-Seater Crossover... Kinda

Unless we're talking about an AMC Eagle or a Mega Track, we're not huge fans of crossover vehicles. But there's something about this Subaru Exiga that makes it feel acceptable. As we can see from this teaser, the new 7-seater looks to be significantly better looking than the B9 Tribeca. And while it's hard to tell for… » 5/19/08 10:40am 5/19/08 10:40am

What's Your Favorite Japanese Brand?

You can't stop Japan Week, you can only hope Mothra is preoccupied. Well friends, Spin, Wert and Ben are still on the east end of the Pacific Rim, taking care of business Tokyo Auto Show style. Which leaves Murilee and I even more spare time to endlessly IM. And that's where today's Question comes from. We've often… » 10/24/07 12:00pm 10/24/07 12:00pm

"Cajun Boy" wonders whether Subaru thought about using other Manhattan neighborhoods for names of its cars. Our thought is maybe the "Subaru Harlem" wouldn't sell quite as well. "Subaru Meat Packing" however... [Cajun Boy In The City] » 7/30/07 10:45am 7/30/07 10:45am

The New 2008 Subaru Tribeca Will Make Women "Talk Car"

So wait — if you're an emasculated husband you should buy a 2008 Subaru Tribeca so you can compliment your wifey for knowing cars better than you? Yeah sure, because nothing gets a woman hotter than telling her you dig her ability to figure out what a third row of seats, a DVD player and coat hooks are — and that… » 7/18/07 12:00pm 7/18/07 12:00pm

Flying What, Now? Subaru's New Tribeca Face

Say goodbye to the Subaru Tribeca's former what-if-Karl-Malden-were-an-Alfa-Romeo nose. Say hello to a more generic grill that looks equal parts Chrysler Sebring and Ford's "Dave." Nonetheless, the new styling does carry to the new Impreza, and soon to the rest of the Subaru line. We'll see in New York. See the… » 4/03/07 10:39am 4/03/07 10:39am

Cobb Gives Subaru Tribeca a Boost

It was bound to happen. Texas's Utah's own Subaru tuning specialists, Cobb Tuning have turned their attentions to the divisive Tribeca SUV. The company's engineers worked up a supercharging system for the ungainly ute with an eye toward improving what many consider to be lackluster performance from the stock 'beca.… » 5/17/06 11:03am 5/17/06 11:03am

The Flying What?: The 2007 Subaru Tribeca's Newish Nose

Subaru's new Tribeca SUV is getting a subtle tweak that will de-emphasize the current model's controversial, "flying vagina" grillework (thanks ever so much for that image, Farago. We owe you one). The new base model will get flack-black-colored lines where chrome teeth once were, while the Special Edition model will… » 2/09/06 3:06pm 2/09/06 3:06pm

Between the Lines: AutoWeek on the Subaru Tribeca B9

This Web site and others have savaged the Subaru B9 Tribeca for its hideous snout, ugly ass, cramped interior, hateful ergonomics, anemic engine, pathetic gearbox and piss-poor mileage. Needless to say, Rich Ceppos and his fellow AutoWeek scribes don t share our editorial freedom. The magazine s lucrative… » 11/21/05 2:50pm 11/21/05 2:50pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited, Part 2

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It s often said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder— as if an ugly person or object is OK if even one person finds it attractive. Oh please. While we re at it, the B9's rear resembles the face of a gigantic alien — which is only fitting. Other than its side profile, the B9 s best viewing… » 8/18/05 9:00am 8/18/05 9:00am

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited, Part 1

Car and Driver calls the Subaru B9 Tribeca s looks "controversial." That s buff book speak for an SUV so hideous it turns onlookers to stone. Of course, you don t need a journalist to tell you an SUV is Medusa-level ugly any more than you need a plumber to tell you that liquid Drano is toxic. One look at B9 s… » 8/17/05 9:26am 8/17/05 9:26am