Originally Posted by Texas S
The Baja is, as a friend put it, a DEE-luxe machine. It's alot of car (and a little bit of truck). It feels much more refined and accomodating than the WRX.
I'd question getting one if you're still bugging for raw performance. Hook up with a WRX wagon (what I had) or a Forester XT if you're wanting to mod up etc. and take it autocrossing.
Nice write up. I've outgrown the performance/import scene and have decided to get what I really needed overall. I need to haul my bike during summertime and snowboard during wintertime and mainly more matured(not).
I bought a Yakima roof rack that I only used once because I couldn't stand the look of it on my WRX.
I can go with a Forester XT sure but the wife already drives an SUV + to me, the Baja looks and will satisfy my needs better.
I learned a lot from my WRX, for the 2 years that I've had it, it's been set up with many different performance configuration short of modding the internals.
I wish I could keep it and get a Baja at the same time but the big boss said "no". It took me awhile to convince her about trading my WRX for a Baja but she finally gave in (yay!).