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Used 2006 Subaru Baja Consumer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.75 out of 5 stars

Fun to drive

DWL, 11/22/2006
2006 Subaru Baja Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
13 of 13 people found this review helpful

It is not a high performance car but I knew that when I bought it. It is peppy for its engine and body size. It also handles curves really nice. As for comfort, it is comfortable as I need and it gets good gas mileage considering I drive 78 miles everyday to and from work. I am getting in the upper 26 to lower 27/mpg.

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5 out of 5 stars

Dream car/truck

Frankie, 09/16/2006
2006 Subaru Baja Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
11 of 11 people found this review helpful

Ever since the first ad came out for the Baja, I was hooked. I test drove the first models our Subaru dealership got and it was instant want. They handle beautifully, gets awesome gas mileage and has a wonderful sporty design. The comforts of a sedan with the utility of a truck. I had a 2000 Ford Focus before I got the Baja I have now, and when it started giving me problems, I wasted no time giving the dealership the keys and traded it for my very own, my first Subaru Baja. And I am happy I made the decision. This vehicle is certainly made for someone like me with the life style I have. Versatile and impressive. A well built machine for its day!

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5 out of 5 stars

03 Baja 2.5 non turbo

wot27, 01/05/2011
2006 Subaru Baja Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
24 of 26 people found this review helpful

Being my 2nd Subaru, I am glad this one isn't the SVX. I LOVE this one, its great in the bends, a little on slow side w/out turbo but keeping rpm's up compensates fine for "in the city" driving if you feel the need. I have slight leak at 60k miles on my heads. As it seems to be known issue, I am displeased SOA has not done something to correct issue with the customers. as long as I get too 100k ill do head gaskets, water pump and belt @ same time. till then just keeping the oil changed.

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4.25 out of 5 stars

Decent car but beware

Mike, 05/01/2010
2006 Subaru Baja Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
14 of 15 people found this review helpful

I've had our 2006 Baja for almost four years now. While I do wish it was a Turbo (the car is too heavy for the engine to accelerate at a decent rate), it drives very well and is very predictable in bad weather and conditions. The styling is pretty cool, and the AWD is great when it snows. However, my engine has a head gasket leak. Yep, at 70,000 miles - both heads are leaking oil. It's not a huge issue right now, as the leak is very minor, but still the dealer wants $1500 for it. Same price as the other guy - I wonder if we have the same dealer? Who knows, but it's still annoying and therefore I will not recommend Subaru to anyone until I know that this issue is resolved.

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4 out of 5 stars

Fun Little Truck

bpeebles, 01/30/2010
2006 Subaru Baja Turbo 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
14 of 15 people found this review helpful

When I was looking to replace my V8 Dodge Dakota, checked every dealership within 50 miles. Nothing really caught my eye. I really wanted something that would be more like my 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup (size-wise) This is my 1st Subaru and I was kind of apprehensive. But, after less than a year, I am wondering why I have not owned a Subaru before. In the snow, this thing handles very predictably. The turbo offers the very best of both worlds... 4cylinder economy most of the time with the kick in the rear of a 6cylinder when you want it. The first time I pinned my wife to the seat accelerating onto the interstate was pure pleasure. (for me,anyway)

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