2005 Subaru Baja User Reviews

2005 Subaru Baja Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5

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"reliable car" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"tailgate" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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60SLE2 writes:
2005 Subaru Baja 4 Dr Turbo AWD Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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I love this gorgeous car/truck. The tailgate folds down easily to change into a full sized truck bed. It drives like a brand new car and can handle all weather conditions here in Northern Ut.

Cons

It is a turbo so the miles per gallon aren't too great. It is also too fast for me.

60SLE2
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The Best Car I Have Ever Owned! — I like everything about this car/truck except that it is a turbo and not very economical to drive. I would prefer a Toyota Corolla because I have no need for a truck and the Corolla is smaller and has better fuel efficiency. There are no noises or blind spots and maintenance costs have only been the yearly inspections and check-ups, new tires and a new battery. This is an extremely safe car, handles all weather conditions easily and is a blast to drive. She needs a younger owner who will appreciate the quick acceleration. The exterior has a few scratches and one small dent. The interior is black leather in perfect condition and shows very little wear.

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Doug writes:
2005 Subaru Baja 4 Dr Sport AWD Crew Cab SB Review
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Utility, All-weather performance

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sluggish acceleration

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Subaru Baja Sport, Utility In Style — Build quality and reliability are great. No issues and odometer reads 123K+. It isn't a turbo and acceleration is sluggish, but it will get you up to speed on the interstate ramp. Feels solid at all speeds I have driven it at. Obviously it has great utility. I have hauled a 16' garage door on top and sheet rock in the back. It doesn't have a 4'x8' bed, but is good for most casual hauling. Where it really shines is in bad weather. Short of black ice it hangs onto the road like a squirrel on a tree in a breeze. Absolutely AWESOME when the weather is pushing everyone else off the road.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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damperdon writes:
2005 Subaru Baja 4 Dr Turbo AWD Crew Cab SB Review
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damperdon
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This Little P/u Hauls A** — When we decided to go test drive one, I was very sceptical. Owning a Dodge Hemi p/u and looking to trade in a V-8 Ford Explorer, we were no strangers to speed. We got in, and the sales rep told us "go check it out" and went backin the building. Needless to say, once we were far enough down the road from the dealer we let the right foot do the talking. I was taken aback at the rate of accelleration. The fit the finish, the solid sounding door and tailgate, all felt like a very well built machine. I have always wanted all wheel drive (living in Houston TX, possibly the 3rd rainiest place on earth) it seemed like a good time to jump in and give Subauru a go. 2 years and 29K miles later, my wife has no qualms about telling me she still loves her Baja, and is in no mood to give it up. I was so impressed with Subaru, their dealer, there service et.al. I bought a used Legacy wagon (non turbo) for my daily driver. As I drive 100 miles a day just back and fort to work, it is much easier on the pocket book than the Big Dawg Hemi Dodge (but I still have it for days when I feel the need for speed).

Owner for 2 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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JessiN writes:
2005 Subaru Baja 4 Dr Sport AWD Crew Cab SB Review
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This has been an amazing car.  It walks over snow and ice.  It has been wonderful with having the truck back because I have a dog.  

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The backseat only holds 2 people.  So, with having a child who requires a car seat, there isn't much room for people to travel with me.

JessiN
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Awesome! — I pretty much love this car. The only reason I'm looking for a new car is because I need more space for kids since my family has recently went from having 1 child to 3. I would have liked to get a cover for the back, but never got around to it. If someone purchased one of these vehicles, I would highly recommend the back cover. It would have added more storage space and opened a whole new world of use for this vehicle for me.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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winnee writes:
2005 Subaru Baja 4 Dr Sport AWD Crew Cab SB Review
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very good on gas just came back from new York drive like a dream.

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should have more power very slow on take off.

winnee
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Subaru Should Start Making Baja Again They Are Very Hard To Find. — very stylish very comfy to me.i have had cars all my life this car surprises me I love it so much that I need to dress it up I will call this car the bird once it gets up to speed that,s it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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VABchAnthony writes:
2005 Subaru Baja 4 Dr Sport AWD Crew Cab SB Review
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versatile hauler: roof racks, bed extender, door from cab to bed for long items

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not sexy

VABchAnthony
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Smart And Safe — subaru has safety, reliability and quality, and with the Baja they have extreme practicality, versatility and usefulness. Baja never let us down, and we used it for moving our whole house worth of stuff when we moved. They should still make them! It is a right sized Avalanche!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tom writes:
2005 Subaru Baja 4 Dr Sport AWD Crew Cab SB Review
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Versitle

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Buru Baja — Very versitle. Not recommended for more than two people on long trips. Only seats 4 (back seat has a console as well). Bed hauls more than you would expect. I got a soft car topper to put in the bed for long trips for luggage. Car would fishtail easy.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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2006 Subaru Baja Reviews

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2004 Subaru Baja Reviews

One's Greatest Ability Is Dependability, This Car Epitomizes That. By Allenaa

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2003 Subaru Baja Reviews

True Sport And Utility By ayadori

Love this car, truck, cruck. Hauls anything from friends to bicycles to hunting gear, gets decent mileage, and incredible in the snow. Mechanically sound, cabin is super noisy with wind, engine is tor... Read More

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Like open bed in rear, fun lil car. Premium feeling car fun to drive. Not to peppy to start but strong on highway. Solid ride feeling safe and great in snow. Would be alittle bit nicer if she sat alit... Read More

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