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Buy Only If You Plan To Keep It!
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By TURBO9956
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2003 Subaru Baja Crew Cab AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Squeaks and rattles seem to be the norm. My automatic transmission has never shifted right - it's slow to do everything (my dealer says it's normal). The engine clicks and rattles - again, "normal". So, I decide that I will trade it -nope. I almost passed out when I received my offer. Tried to sell it, nobody wants it. I received a "guaranteed trade value" from Subaru HA! they don't even want it back. The back seat is a joke.


Best Features

AWD, great gas mileage, looks cool.


Worst Features

Affordable service, more power, better build quality. This is my last Subaru.


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My Mom Loves my car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Donna
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2003 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Sport AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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My Mom and Dad says it is the best riding truck. Everyone is suprised the first time they ride in it. Itdoesn't ride like a truck at all and the gas mileage is great. People are always asking what kind of vehicle it is. It is the perfect vehicle for someone like me that needs a truck sometimes and a car at other times.


Best Features

Sporty look, roomy interior, just the way it makes heads turn.


Worst Features

More power and a way to keep the door pings from marring the silver. I just hate it when people do not pay attention and ping my car!


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Fun car, turns heads
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Thomas
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2003 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Sport AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

For a young single homeowner living in
Minnesota, there isn't a better car in
the world! It turns heads, it hauls
lumber home and most furniture, and it
seats four confortably. Rear passengers
will complain about leg room. All wheel
drive makes the car a lot of fun to
drive on dry pavement, and easy to
handle on ice and snow. Everything
inthe truck feels solid - the doors, the
tailgate, interior parts. However, I
docked my truck a few points for
reliability because I am having problems
with clutch judder. Would like more
power but with a stick it's acceptable.


Best Features

Styling - I love getting complimented on my truck!


Worst Features

Extra power points inside, H-6 engine, Optional tonneau cover should be made easier to remove - fixed rear deck of toneau cover cuts into already limited hauling space. Shudder-free clutch. Sport lights should be made to fold down without the use of tools.


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whatever
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By import NO-WAY
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2003 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Sport AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Best multi-purpose vehicle out there.
Wife and kids love the open bed. Car
comfort and truly a road hugging
machine. Sporty and nimble


Best Features

All Wheel Drive is true to it word. Fuel economy excellent.


Worst Features

H-6 for a little more power.


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Swiss Army Knife of vehicles
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By D J Smith
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2003 Subaru Baja Crew Cab Sport AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I've had my Baja for about 5 months,
so far it has been perfect, no
problems at all. I have the non-Turbo
four cylinder which I am very happy
with. The gas mileage is better than
I expected, acceleration is fine. The
best feature of the Baja is it's
versatility. True, it doesn't have a
full-size pick-up bed but with the
extender I haven't missed that. I
really like the fact that I can move
my kids home from college, have the
bed packed full, and still have room
for 4 people. Intially I didn't like
the two-tone color scheme (red and
silver) but now that I have had it for
awhile I love it.


Best Features

The ride, the handling, the seats, all- wheel drive system, flexible pick-up bed.


Worst Features

The back seat should seat three, instead of two people. Initally I was unhappy that Subaru didn't offer a locking bed cover but now they offer two: a fiberglass version and a padded vinyl version. I recently purchased the padded vinyl version, it seems fine.


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