Only have 1200 miles on it, but I love it. Sold a Ford Ranger to get this because it suits my needs better. Turbo really gives it some power. I'd recommend the turbo. Features and build of the car are solid.
At 2 years old it crept stealthily out of a field that had become a mud bog that big 4x4's were being winched from after a substanital rainstorm. I couldn't believe it! I was the only vehicle to get out without assistance! Had minor 1st gear stalling problem that required a switch replacement this year, but no other problems in 4 years!
Just got mine 2 weeks ago, 1000 miles on it. Yes, I rack up the miles. I love the fact that it is a bit different and attracts attention. But most of all, I like the way it can handle the roads and conditions here in the NE. An inch higher ground clearance than my grand cherokee (150K miles in 6 yrs), good pick-up and all wheel drive. This isn't a light little thing either, not many lbs less than the jeep, but significantly better mileage and rides well over the rotten roads here. And the light grey bottom amd darker gray top is an awesome looking vehicle. Will carry bikes or hold all my camping gear.
After doing much research, and based on my needs, I decided to purchase a used Baja. Finding one in Pittsburgh, it was a 5 speed turbo, and I can say thus far that I am very happy with it. I do a lot of driving and the Baja is a very enjoyable ride, from the power. The sport like handling and feel, then mix in the versatility of the pick up bed, plus its good and/or unusual look, I am very satisfied so far. Then add in Subaru safety and reliability, I guess you can say I am now a convert. I picked up a bed cover, a bike hitch carrier, plus a few other accessories, and am good to go.