By AZ on
2003 Subaru Baja AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Best vehicle I have ever owned. 167000 miles and no troubles, do all the maintenance myself. Very easy to change oil, plugs, belts, and fuel and air filters. I have hauled a variety of things - trencher, lumber, eight 5 gallon paint buckets - very versatile vehicle. Feels like a car but has some truck utility. Get average of 27mpg. Drive 6 miles of dirt road every day and it is still holding up - all neighbors have had to replace their cars but my Subaru keeps going and going.
Versatility - I can do almost everything with this little fuel efficient car. My full size pickup sits most of the time. I love hauling big items out of the hardware store and seeing the look on people's faces when I put it into my little car (back folded down). I call it my mini Avalanche.
It is 2in short of being able to carry 8ft boards, tail gate extension should be a little longer.