After doing much research, and based on my needs, I decided to purchase a used Baja. Finding one in Pittsburgh, it was a 5 speed turbo, and I can say thus far that I am very happy with it. I do a lot of driving and the Baja is a very enjoyable ride, from the power. The sport like handling and feel, then mix in the versatility of the pick up bed, plus its good and/or unusual look, I am very satisfied so far. Then add in Subaru safety and reliability, I guess you can say I am now a convert. I picked up a bed cover, a bike hitch carrier, plus a few other accessories, and am good to go.
5 speed, turbo engine, truck bed, ride quality and sportiness.
Before buying this vehicle, I was buying a new vehicle every year. I've finally found a vehicle that meets all of my needs, and is durable and reliable!
I really love the stance of tihs truck, not too low, not too high. The gravel/dirt beach and rutted road performance really shows off an outstanding suspension design.
The only thing I miss is a trunk like space. If this vehicle had a sub-compartment like the Honda Ridgeline it would be absolutely perfect. Still, for everything else, especially size and price, I'll keep my Turbo Baja!
The Turbo Baja is the all time sleeper. This car is fast as well as being tough. After a year we still love every minute of driving this vehicle. What people never realize until AFTER they own it is just how great the handling and ride are. With the exception of front legroom, the interior cabin size is great, with plenty of passenger space. The folding rear seats are very handy.
Turbo, ride, handling, utility.
At 6'4", it could use a little more leg room up front. The shifter is a bit sloppy. Tailgate doesn't lock.
I am sold big time. I bought an all
silver, manual, turbo and boy can she
fly- and a real eye catcher. This car
is an absolute blast to drive.
It is a sports car with the ability to
perform all the functions of a small
truck. Who knew!?
It is a four seater but lots of room
and very comfortable and the sound
system is excellent. I wanted
something reliable, fun and versatile
and this car is all of that. They make
a cover for the backend so essentially
you can store stuff like a trunk or
use it for hauling anything- the
versatility is insane. Suburu
reliability, amazingly fun, AWD! and
overall versatility of the vehicle -
all at an amazing price.
Overall sports car feel of manual,
Accutremnets: AWD, antilock brakes,
great 6 CD in dash stereo (6 speakers
in the Turbo), sunroof, and overall
versatility of the car.
Cup holders in tough place when
operating a manual.
Remote lock/unlock- sometimes need to
press multiple times to unlock.