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Baja Owners, Are you happy?
Posted 10 November 2003 - 10:02 AM
Posted 11 November 2003 - 06:01 AM
The most fun is public reaction. It so far has been positive and enthusiastic. The craziest thing is that people will look right at the back end of the thing and ask, "Who makes this?"!!
We get 27-30mpg summer and 25-27mpg winter with a 5spd MT. We had a Forester with 4AT which was good but the 5MT is better.
Yes, we have carried all sorts of stuff in that little "truck" bed and even have used the bed extender once! I use the switch door when I carry long lumber or my RC plane. Get a local auto custom upholstery shop to make you a tonneau cover for less than half of what Subaru wants and enjoy yourself!
Posted 11 November 2003 - 10:51 AM
Posted 11 November 2003 - 05:58 PM
Posted 12 November 2003 - 05:37 AM
Posted 12 November 2003 - 07:46 AM
Most of the online quotes were about the same--for a Baja Sport (no leather) and the only other option was the bed extender--
19-6 plus tax and tags. Includes a 1,000 rebate. Dealership will try to add on with a document fee, or processing fee, but when I called them on it--told them it was a dealbreaker--they took it off. I did go with Subaru financing so that made them happy--I'm sure they get a kickback on that.
Posted 12 November 2003 - 10:42 PM
Posted 13 November 2003 - 03:46 AM
How come every one I see is yellow? Think I've seen one black one and one silver one - but see TONS of yellow ones. Even at the dealership.....
As was previously stated - too bad there's no 4WD D/R availible. I think if it had that, and optional roll-bars, and factory suspension lifts, I would buy one just to beat up on the trail.
Posted 13 November 2003 - 05:42 AM
GeneralDisorder, What is 4WD D/R? I know you know it is AWD and 50-50 with the stick 5MT. So much yellow because yellow is IN for ALL makes of SUV! It is very cool, I am told. Yas, ours IS yellow....
Posted 13 November 2003 - 08:49 AM
gives you a shifter for 2wd, 4wd, and 4wd low range..
4wd low range just reduces the gear ratio so it has more power for serious off roading.. its the same as in most ever other 4wd vehicle made today..
Subaru quit using the D/R transmissions in i think it was 1988.. thats when they went with the pushbutton single range 4wd which did not have the gear reductions.. then when the legacy series came out they went to AWD.. and thats where they stand today..
correct me if i'm wrong GD:drunk:
Posted 13 November 2003 - 02:15 PM
My car has the dual range. Low gears by pulling a lever. Very good if you need more power to "take off".
It's still AWD - the difference to standard manual gearing is that the dual range provides a "2nd set" of gears with other ratios (not quite 2x5 gears but it act like it would have)
By the way, Imprezas Wagons and Legacy Wagons (I think the Forester also but I am not 100% sure) with manual gearing always have the dual range, also the New Legacy (already pulled this special lever for low gear in the new Legacy).
Posted 13 November 2003 - 02:22 PM
Hopy you will like your new toy.
Today I took a close look at a silver Baja at the dealers lot. Really like it.
The dealers here in Germany import the Baja from the US! There was a review in a german car magazine and surprisingly they liked it.
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