CR came out with the same results about a year ago on the '03s and there was a discussion at lenght about that. They stated the exact same thing. I bet that they just copied and pasted the article in the new issue and didn't bother to check if the Baja is actually got the same issues. I have found that CR is sometimes BS because they sometimes rush their findings. I did some research and I have found that they said the exact same things about the old El Cimano (sp). So What I have knoticed that they tend to enphisise the negitive when the reviewer doesn't personally like the model. Just trends that I have knoticed with CR and other reviewers. Normally I tell people to sverly take it with a grain of salt. This is, normally, one persons opinions and not always facts. When my mom bought her Ford Escape, the reviewer in CR gave it high ranks and didn't mention anything about the known issues, which were abundant, when the article was written. They said that it was one of the best small SUV's out. Even though tere were about 5 major recalls on it at release. sorry for the long rambeling, just my .02 worth.