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2004 Subaru Baja Crew Cab - Consumer Reviews

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4 years and still my favorite
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By Maggie
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2004 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Sport AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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At 2 years old it crept stealthily out of a field that had become a mud bog that big 4x4's were being winched from after a substanital rainstorm. I couldn't believe it! I was the only vehicle to get out without assistance! Had minor 1st gear stalling problem that required a switch replacement this year, but no other problems in 4 years!


Best Features

Versatile! Can take the whole family out one day and haul mulch the next! Last year maxxed out the 1000 pound hauling and did well during a short drive. Very agile on the highway!


Worst Features

Subaru no longer makes these, but It would have been nice to have the bed extender as standard.


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Subaru Baja
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By fyr1
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2004 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Sport AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Great utility truck, only complaint is mileage dives 30% when towing 2000 lbs. It really could have used an extra speed in the automatic which would of made it more economical. At 70mph the engine is revving 3000 rpm. For a daily commuter and utility truck it is great more comfortable and economical than the Ford Ranger I traded in.


Best Features

The cabin sits 4 people comfortably and you still have the open bed which accommodates more of anything than the Outback with roof in the way.


Worst Features

6 speed transmission, full opening through the back seat and fold down front passenger seat for even more utility space.


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Nightmare..
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By itsme0729
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2004 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Sport AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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At miles 6729, the transmission burnt. Subaru will not install a new one. Forced me to accept a re-built transmission. The re-built transmission after 500 miles went bad also. It started locking up in reverse gear and when driving around the corners. The service department would not pay attention until I left the car at the dealership and threatened to sue under the Lemon Act. They finally called in the Subaru technical rep who offered to replace it with a new transmission if I was going to keep the car. I said, yes, got the new transmission and then traded it for a new 2005 Turbo model in April 2005. The transmission on Baja is very poorly designed. It's very noisy to drive.


Best Features

All wheel drive is very responsive and pleasure to drive except the transmission problems.


Worst Features

If Subaru wants to continue manufacturing it, they must improve the transmission. Interior needs better insulation to cut-out outside noise. Gear shift needs improvement. It gets into easily into 3rd gear instead of Drive if you are not paying attention.


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Awesome Car
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By Person
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2004 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Sport AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Awesome car. This car goes anywhere off-road. Good amount of room. Everything is awesome!


Best Features

None


Worst Features

None


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Best all around
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By zablocwj
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2004 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Sport AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Handle great on turn! Great fuel millage! The most comfortable ride!


Best Features

The exterior design!


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