Subaru Baja Experts

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Subaru Baja Model Overview

Subaru Baja Questions

bajahaha1
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I Was Told That Turbo Vehicles Require Special "cammed" Exhaust Tubing....i...

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bajahaha1
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My Exhaust Fell Off From The Caty Back....wife Drove It For A Couple Weeks....

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StarShipSplash
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Losing Transmission Fluid

For past 2 weeks have added approx. 2 quarts of transmission fluid, but no signs of leaks, no leak into cooling system or engine/oil system? it has automatic transmission.

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little_tile_guy
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Playing Card Inside 03 Subaru Baja

I have a ticking noise inside my engine. It sounds like what your bike used to sound like when you put a playing card in the spokes to make it sound like an engine. My two guesses are a Differential...

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debswep
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Drivers Power Seat Doesn't Work In Any Direction In 2006 Subaru Baja. Wher...

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About the Subaru Baja

Recalling the glory days of the El Camino or Subaru's own all-terrain BRAT, the Subaru Baja is a melange of car and truck, with the capability of holding up to four passengers, but also sporting a 3.5-foot open cargo bed for hauling supplies.  

The Baja was introduced in 2003 and lasted for only four years.  Meant to appeal to young drivers with a taste for the active, outdoor life, the Baja was based on a Legacy Outback, and indeed looked like an Outback that had its rear cargo top removed. It had the same 2.5-liter, 175-hp four-cylinder engine, and featured Subaru's great all-wheel-drive system, making it versatile in a variety of road and weather conditions.

The cabin sat four, with rear seats that folded and a removable partition that expanded the truck bed to nearly 7 feet. One drawback was that this doorway was not as wide as the truck bed itself, but it was helpful for skis or surfboards. The original Baja came standard with leather upholstery and a power driver's seat, but there was also a more stripped-down and affordable Sport version as well. A year later, in 2004, a more fun turbo model was introduced.

There are many guesses as to why the Subaru Baja never really hit. Much of what it had to offer could be found in the Outback, which did not leave cargo exposed to the elements. Its great fuel economy and all-wheel drive were appealing to young drivers on the go, but complaints about its lack of power, excessive wind noise, and its unattractive appearance might have been factors in its demise. The fact that it looked like a truck, but did not have the hauling power to act like a truck was also a drawback. 2006 was the last year for the Subaru Baja.