2003 Subaru Baja Consumer Review: Take a chance!

2003 Subaru Baja - Consumer Review

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By Peter Troost on


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


I have been very happy with my Baja,
but fair warning -- people either love
it or hate it. The pickup bed is great
for hauling garbage to the dump or
throwing in the hockey bag. One
drawback, however, is that you can't
really drive with the passthrough open
in the winter because it's cold! The
only way to carry long items such as
skis in the winter is on the roof. The
stereo is garbage. Finally, mine has
had a squeak in the back seat somewhere
that has been very hard for the dealer
to locate and is very annoying. Be
sure to test drive the actual car you
are going to buy.

Best Features

Unique styling, relatively scarce on the road so you don't see yourself coming and going. Pickup bed.

Worst Features

Bring back the "Brat" seats in the bed, call the car the "Outbrat". Relocate the cup holders, they're directly behind the stick shift. Add seat heaters and other common Outback options. Needs a supercharger, a big turbo, or a bigger engine, needs a better stereo.
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