Subaru's "Flying Vagina" Has Been Shot Down

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
subarus flying vagina has been shot down

The Subaru Tribeca, aka “ The Flying Vagina“, aka the car that really got things going for TTAC, is due to die after the 2013 model year.

With Subaru selling a little under 3000 Tribecas every year, the SUV’s death warrant has all but been signed. Subaru will keep selling the car through the 2013 model year, but after that, it may disappear from the lineup.

Between the Outback, Forester and the upcoming XV, the thirsty, 6-cylinder Tribeca is basically redundant. At least it’s no longer ugly. Of course, such an integral part of TTAC lore deserves a fitting send off. Perhaps once the official word rolls around, both the staff and readers can come up with some sort of fitting farewell.

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  • Gmichaelj Gmichaelj on May 23, 2012

    did the reviewer really own a pontiac aztek when he wrote that review??

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    • Ajla Ajla on May 23, 2012

      @gmichaelj While at TTAC Robert Farago owned at various times a Cayenne S, a Carrera4, an Odyssey, a Boxster S, and a Mercedes GL450. He was going to buy an IS-F but the dealer made him mad so he walked. The only American cars he ever owned were two Pintos and a Cherokee. He has never owned any GM vehicle for his entire life.

  • Crabspirits Crabspirits on May 23, 2012

    We just shopped for a family car since we have our 1st kid on the way. My wife's only prerequisite was AWD. I wanted a used minivan. You know, something practical that actually uses space efficiently. This is a hard combination to find (unless you still think the Astro AWD is cutting edge). For some reason, I thought the B9 was a minivan. Just another dead end. There is no room back there. Why do people buy these? They are like lifted Versa hatchbacks. We ended up going with a Taurus X AWD btw.

  • BlueBrat BlueBrat on May 24, 2012

    Flight of the Valkyries seems fitting.

  • Chicagoland Chicagoland on Jun 06, 2012

    On other car sites, the old grille was called a 'urinal'. Subaru stylists didn't study enough history to see Edsel grilles.