2006 Subaru Baja Overview


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Unique ! by awesondeal
 — The enhancements I have added have made this Baja unique and more enjoyable to Drive. The added engine Power Package was installed professionally and has improved The sound, horsepower and torque capa... Read More
The Baja Experience by Michael
 — i test drove this car about a year ago, it was a fun car to drive. Like all subaru's, it's built solid. my mother is now on her fifth, so I know subaru's pretty well now. it's pretty spacious for a... Read More
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 — I loved everything about the car. It was reliable, and was even better after I put 4 new Michelin tires on it last winter. I couldn't have asked for a better vehicle. The USB port for the IPOD topped ... Read More

2006 Subaru Baja Overview

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2006 Subaru Baja

This is the last year for this car-truck-tiny pickup, so there are few changes to the 2006 Subaru Baja. Meant for those wanting the cargo versatility of a truck, yet with car-like handling, a compact size and better fuel economy, the Baja is an all-wheel-drive vehicle that fits 4 passengers and features a 3.5-foot open cargo bed that can be extended to 5 feet once the rear seats and a removable divider are folded down.

New this year are some more standard features, such as keyless entry and an antitheft system. The 2006 Baja comes in Sport and Turbo trims, both with a 2.5-liter, flat-4 engine. The Sport hits 165 hp, while the much faster and more enjoyable Turbo reaches 210 hp. All come standard with fog lights, a sunroof, power windows and locks, ABS brakes, dual front airbags (no side airbags), roof rails and cargo bed tie-downs. The Turbo can have options such as power seats and leather upholstery. A hard cover for the open bed and roof lights for off-roading are also extras, as is an extension for the tailgate to expand cargo capacity.

Like the Outback, the 2006 Baja is a capable performer on rough roads, and its open bed lends it a rugged, outdoorsy, active feel. Owners feel the Sport is underpowered, especially if you're going to do any truck-like hauling, but the Turbo is fast and fun. AWD performance is stellar, and the handling is easy and smooth. Complaints centered on desires for improved fuel economy, more interior legroom and a bigger cargo bed.


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06 Baja Exhaust System

I have a 06 Baja that will not pass emissions control. I've been told that it is configured for CA emission control standards, therefor it has two catalytic convertors. Although it was bought new in T...

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What Are Cyl Numbers On 2006 Subru Baja And Firing Order

Baja is misfiring on number 3 cyl, have replaced plugs

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Help Identifying A Vibration(grinding?) Sound Coming From Undercarriage.

I have a 2006 Baja Sport with 97,000 miles. Besides that clutch release bearing, she's never needed more than normal maintenance. For the past year, there's been this random loud vibration and somet...

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I Have A 06 Baja I Can Smell Preston Antfreeze But No Leakes

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If Not Able To Get To A Dealer/garage While The Check Engine Light Is On An...

cruise light flashes and check engine light just came on

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