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Worse Car I ever owned
1 of 22 people found this review helpful
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By bearbryant1
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2005 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Turbo AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


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this has to be the worse car i ever owned. and would never purchase another Subaru ever again and would suggest that you never purchase one you would save more money on repairs if you got a mercies Benz or a BMW cause it will cost the same to repair.


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Uncomfortable to drive long distances. Cramped spacing.Feels like a tin can.


Worst Features

Better engin


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so far....REALLY FUN!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By evillabrat69
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2005 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Turbo AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


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I bought this car 2 months ago with 87k on it, and have been loving it!! with a 50 mile commute each way to work, its quiet & very comfortable. i've done some light off-roading and have no complaints. my fiancee prefers to take the subie when ever we go anywhere together. no complaints on the 25 mpg. off line acceleration could be better, and the steering column could be a little longer (im tall and have to reach a bit) Overall it beats the pants off the 2001 neon i traded in on it!!! so far this is the best looking, 2nd best performing (1998 pontiac grand prix gt was faster) i have owned. I really love this vehicle!


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Luxurious feel, VERY smooth ride, the turbo paired with the sport shift is quite entertaining. It can handle fairly aggressive cornering.


Worst Features

I may have to invest in some new speakers for the radio.....but i think thats just because i bought used. If they were to re-introduce the baja, the h6 with the turbo would be a lot of fun. the 5m would be a killer transmission, but no real complaints about the 4a


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Perfect match for my active lifestyle
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Mike Custodio
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2005 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Turbo AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


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Bought my turbo baja with 56k on it, and racked up 10k in 6 months. While there is both positive and negative attitude about it, the turbo baja matches my lifestyle perfectly. It excels in Back country roads, carrying kayak, mtn bikes, and occasional landscaping items. Performance and handling excel that of a true truck. I love trucks, but I love my baja better. Downsides: Get the Bed ext. Turbo lag and reluctant downshifts sap power. But once you get going, your gone. Frequent oil changes: every 3,000 miles for turbos. My ABS unit somehow decided to fail. It will cost $1200 to replace, dealership unsure what caused the failure. Otherwise, this subie matches my lifestyle and driving habits


Best Features

Turbo power, usable bed for recreational gear, 8.4 inches of ground clearance, exceptional fun handling. More fun than my past true trucks.


Worst Features

Baja's no longer in production. But, Subaru needs to eliminate 4 gear auto and turbo lag.


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excellent work truck
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By FL inspectors
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2005 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Sport AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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290,000 miles in 5.5 yrs. 90% of the time with a generator and tools in the back. Minimal maintenance, record of 220,000 miles before 1st belt change. AWD with FL rain, wonderful! 24 mpg with full load. Very satisfied. A little worried about inevitable future maintenance due to mileage.


Best Features

Size, power outlets, user friendly interior and adjustability.


Worst Features

Husband loves the seat comfort, I'd prefer less of a scoop to the seat. (No, it's not due to the size of the behind.)


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JUST got it paid for :( !
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By SManning
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2005 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Turbo AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


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I have mixed feeling about my Suby. I have had a few problems but nothing prepared me for this: at 71K, I'm replacing the turbo!! JOY! To the tune of $1800. This despite babying it with regular maintenance. I am thoroughly disgusted that the first foreign car I've bought in years is less dependable than my Jeeps and Durangos. I purchased this car for its reliability and planned to drive it 200K. What a rip!


Best Features

Bed is great, seat warmers, backseat is roomy.


Worst Features

Handle on the optional back cover, and use stainless steel screws and hinges as they have rusted terribly.


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