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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 3000
Owens Express Motors
Maple Leaf Garage Ltd Subaru
Some cars slip from the radar almost the instant they're launched. In the case of the Subaru B9 Tribeca, it was stricken from the record the instant people spotted its fuel economy figure lurking on the spec sheet. Not that 23mpg is particularly disastrous for a big 4x4 sporting a powerful petrol engine. It's just that the 243bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder unit was the only engine the Tribeca had. In the absence of a diesel, UK motorists with £30,000 to spend weren't particularly interested but once our old friend Mr Depreciation has worked his magic, Subaru's SUV could be a viable leftfield used buy.
The 3.0-litre petrol engine has definitely proven to be an albatross around the neck of the Subaru B9 Tribeca but heavy depreciation means it might just make sense as a used car for some UK buyers. Its unusual looks and rarity will count for something and performance is quite lively. There are more practical, desirable and economical choices out there however, and you'd be well advised to do your sums before taking the plunge.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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