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2003 Subaru Baja SportReview
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Cute Car, A Lot To Be Desired... — Cute car, but when someone describes it as a four seater, believe them! For a small car there is a lot of storage, though--INSIDE. Outside, unless you have a hard cover for the pick up, there is NO storage once the soft cover rips, which it will. Finding a hard cover is, well, hard, and when you do, you find out it cost over $600. Also, although the Boxer engine is strong, we've been told by our mechanic that if we don't replace the timing belt and it breaks, it will wreck the engine. Fuel economy is so/so.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Small

Cons: The soft cover.

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2003 Subaru Baja SportReview
Keith writes:
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Practical — Boring to drive but does it all could not pull your hat off in a wind storm but will never get stuck in the snow. Only fair on gas with full time all wheel drive. Would be much better with six cylinder turbo.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: versatility

Cons: slooooooowwww

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2003 Subaru Baja SportReview
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Fun To Drive — I Love the car, though I wish I had the Turbo model. I'm having problems with O2 sensors although I believe the catalytic converter is the root of the problem. The '03 being the first year the suspension was built more like the Outback than than new models, which have better ground clearance and a more off road look. The rear springs should be stiffer but over all the suspension setup is rock solid, not too much body roll

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Does a lot of things

Cons: Doesn't do anything real well

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2003 Subaru Baja AWDReview
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Baja — This is my second car. I love this car just like the subaru commercials. I would not want the car to be any different, except maybe a little faster. It is a tough little car, and does whatever I need it to without complaints.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Different, reliable, cool, safe, does what i want it to with good mileage

Cons: kinda slow

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2003 Subaru Baja SportReview
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Fun To Drive, Speedy, Handles Well, And Its Uniqueness Makes People Gawk. — I love the performance of the car. While it's not as fast as other cars, it has good acceleration and handling. I didn't buy it when it was new, so I can't say anything about the braking. You could just as well buy aftermarket ceramic brakes and say it works like a charm. The build quality is poor because the driver's side door doesn't rest in the frame properly. I have troubles shutting the door sometimes. This was a manufacturing error and cannot be fixed, meaning that my car frosts up on the inside in the winter. My car has leather seating, which is very nice. Aside from that, it's no different interior-wise from a Subaru Legacy. The exterior styling is great, and the ladies love the pickup bed. Although gas mileage is dependent on your driving style, I get about 37 MPG. It's six years old, and I haven't had to replace anything on it yet. The car is very fun to drive. It corners well and has good acceleration. And like any truck, the wind tunnel pushes against the cab, giving you an extra boost of speed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Uniqueness

Cons: Driver's door manufactured wrong

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2003 Subaru Baja SportReview
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Baja, Best Car I've Owned —

When I first say these cars I was not sure about the looks. Didn't give them much thought. I was set on getting a Toyota MR2. Then reality hit. What was I going to do with a 2-seater that didn't even have room for groceries! Suddenly I thought of the Baja. The more I looked the more I fell in love with it. Two test drives later, one with a standard shift base model and one with an automatic sport model. Later that afternoon I was an owner of a sporty silver number. Love it! Now there are drawbacks to the car but those drawbacks are evened out by some great advantages. The mileage is down a bit due top the all wheel drive, but when you are the only one making it up a steep hill in 8 inches of snow you forgive the 22 mpg city. (It will get a good 29-30 on an open highway trip.) The bed may be too small for some but having a full back seat that can fit adults is a very nice feature. Great fold down backseat and bed pass thru and bed extender makes up enough of the room. I would classify this car as the perfect suburban pick-up. Not the quickest off the line but the flat 4 engine has plenty of go once you get it up to highway speed. Solid and steady acceleration.

Pros: Usefulness, AWD, Looks

Cons: fuel economy, occasional squeak

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2003 Subaru Baja AWDReview
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Its Yellow — great handling fun car

Pros: all wheel drive handling and that

Cons: auto bright yellow= cop magnet

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2003 Subaru Baja SportReview
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Fun Handy Car — 14. Bought in 2003. A 2003 Subaru Baja, red/silver, 2.5L, 4-speed auto. I bought the truck new from Annapolis Subaru for the 4WD. It was a nice utility vehicle, good in the snow, good for small amounts of hauling. My son drove it for about a year before he got his Dodge Challenger.

Pros: Fun handy car

Cons: none

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Reviews From Other Years

2006 Subaru Baja Reviews

Cant Say Nothing Wrong About This Vehicle By gdavie

great car,cabin space a little tight for bigger guys,nice to get in start up and go go go,very dependable,good on gas,if you own a subby you will always be a loyal subbt owner for ever Read More

Unique ! By HECTOR JOSE

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

2005 Subaru Baja Reviews

Review By Guru9TB1R9

Its only downfall is its bed. Very short compared to similar vehicles Read More

Review By Sharon

It has a very smooth ride and extremely comfortable seats. It handles extremely well, smooth manual shifting. It also handled a sudden severe snowstorm with no sliding and didnt get stuck. Highly reco... Read More

2004 Subaru Baja Reviews

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

Great car with great looks, as usual Subaru quality with Subaru performance, built in the USA. Gas mileage is fair 28 MPG HWY 21 City. Turbo charged engine provide the power when you need it with good... Read More

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