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Great for grownups too

EyeDoc, 05/31/2003
AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
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Traded in my Wrangler to get better security and utility while keeping the ability to get up the mountain to work in winter. It carries 4 large bales of hay for the horse. The "switchback" opening (covered by a cargo net) gives our dogs plenty of air while letting them ride inside. Plus, with just over 10,000 miles I get 30mpg. No problems and no regrets.

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Full time car, part time truck

c0yote, 06/07/2003
AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
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I wanted a truck, but with my 2 yr old son, was limited to a few models to choose from that had a full back seat. I didn?t need a whole lotta truck, just for the occasional trip to Home Depot, etc. So, other than having some kind of truck bed, I was more concerned with the day-to-day items (handling, fuel mileage, comfort, reliability, safety). The Baja is the only truck that excels in all of these items. Yes, I know I can?t haul 4x8 sheets of plywood, but that?s what borrowing / renting full-size trucks are for. Why buy a truck that you?ll fully use one day a year, I?d rather drive one that fits my needs for those other 364 days a year.

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New baja owner

dhart, 07/01/2003
AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
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I have had the Baja base model for about a week now. I sold an Explorer Sport Trac. I wanted something a bit smaller, better mileage and quieter on the road. The Baja is all of this. I think it is great. It is very quiet and smooth at highway speeds. It is much less work to drive than the Sport Trac. It is not a powerhouse, but I did not want one. I will drive this till it drops.

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Nice car to buy

Ariel, 06/07/2019
AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
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I bought this car with 20k miles. It has 170k and it is still running great. The only problem is the AC. It has a leak and I have to fix it every year.

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Baja

Scott , 08/29/2020
Sport AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
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Purchased my BAJA October 2002 black and silver 2.5 liter with 5 speed manual transmission and have driven it 177,500 miles. Have replaced head gaskets, water pump with timing belt, the alternator went about a year ago. Most people do not believe it's that old as I keep it washed and waxed. Have had multiple offers to purchase. I use to say sell at 200k miles or 20 years. The baja will be 300k or 30 years.

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