I love driving my '06 Baja Turbo! It accelerates quickly and performs very well. I have hauled a big freezer, a washer & dryer set (whole set at once!), even hauled a riding mower home from Sears. The mower barely fit, but due to the width of the Baja's bed I was able to accomodate it. It's awesome in the snow and mud and I have yet to get it stuck. The Baja comes well equipped with an impressive list of standard equipment. I love driving my Baja!
My favorite feature is the All Wheel Drive.
Offer a power rear window instead of the 'switchback' system. How about an in-bed 'trunk' like the Honda Ridgeline? Subaru ceased Baja production in 2006, so my suggestions are falling on deaf ears!
$100 a week on fuel was reason enough to sell my Frontier and acquire a used Baja. I'd trade-off the loss of a little pickup and a 6' bed for the all wheel drive/better handling, great standard features (fog lights, power moonroof, ski rack, bed extender, etc.) to save 30% on the gas bill any day! This vehicle is a great downsizing option. Subaru may want to re-think their decision to stop making them before a competitor does.
All wheel drive, gas mileage, moonroof, roof rack, bed extender
Provide a locking, hard plastic Tonneau cover. Cost to purchase a vinyl quality, aftermarket one was over $500. Aftermarket cargo cap costs over $1,850!
A truck doesn't compare. A car doesn't compare. This is the best of both worlds. You have the versatility and payload of a truck, the four wheel capability of a truck, the acceleration of a low end performance car, and the comfort of a low end luxury car.
The way this car handles in adverse weather is in a class all by itself. It takes curves in all types of weather as if the ground were bone dry. I have yet to find something I can not transport in this car.