2003 Subaru Baja Consumer Review: Full time car, part time truck

2003 Subaru Baja - Consumer Review

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Base Crew Cab Pickup (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual 3.5 ft. Bed)

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Full time car, part time truck
By c0yote on


2003 Subaru Baja AWD 4dr Crew Cab (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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

Best Features

Handling, powered driver's seat, safety (no guilt in putting my 2 yr old in this unlike my old hatchback or some of the trucks I saw), bed liner, have yet to loose it in a parking lot

Worst Features

Increase the payload capacity, add a tailgate lock, offer hard lid tonneau, offer a green or blue paint scheme, offer monotone (matching) cladding as an option
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