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When looking at this refresh, I think that Subaru ended up using the tooling and design for the changes originally put forth by Saab for their stillborn version of this car, especially the headlights and rear 3/4 window.

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it gets a solid "eh" from me. It's no longer unique.... not even in a bad way. Now I could mistake it for being a crossover from any asian company

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The rear-end looks a lot better too.This is a fairly estensive makerover...even the rear windows behind the rear doors are different.

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When looking at this refresh, I think that Subaru ended up using the tooling and design for the changes originally put forth by Saab for their stillborn version of this car, especially the headlights and rear 3/4 window.

Hmm, good snooping. I think you may be right.

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Is the 3.6 liter borrowed from GM ? Or an in house design ? The design looks pretty bland IMO. Really doesn't stand out from other CUV in any meaningful way. But at least it looks decent unlike the Tribeca.

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The old one with the edsel grill grew on me.. this just boring.

And the rear.. well..

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and I'm sure I'll get flamed for this one

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Is the 3.6 liter borrowed from GM ? Or an in house design ? The design looks pretty bland IMO. Really doesn't stand out from other CUV in any meaningful way. But at least it looks decent unlike the Tribeca.

it's a subi engine.... I'm sure it's a flat 6

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The old one with the edsel grill grew on me.. this just boring.

And the rear.. well..

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and I'm sure I'll get flamed for this one

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Not a flame... but the Buick is definitely more cohesive of the three...

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Not a flame... but the Buick is definitely more cohesive of the three...

It's also the most expensive being that the Enclave starts at $32k without AWD.

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I thought Subaru was trying to establish a "corporate face", but the redesigned Impreza and Tribeca share no cues. This Tribeca revision is far better than the weird snout on the '07, but it has now lost it's identity...just like the Impreza. A disappointment.

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Idiots. :banghead:

The Tribeca was a truly unique looker, but they folded and went all mainstream vanilla like everybody else. I've lost a lot of respect for Subaru, just when I had fallen for the Legacy GT sedan. I've loved the Tribeca since it came out, and now it's one of the herd. Good luck finding yours in the Kindercare parking lot... :nono:

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It's also the most expensive being that the Enclave starts at $32k without AWD.

And one heck of a lot larger w/ a better powertrain and interior.

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