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Old 05-12-2009, 05:51 AM   #1
yellow03baja
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Smile vw copy cat?

http://www.autoblog.com/tag/Robust/ Looks like VW is getting into the act, SOA better wake up or they will be left out in the cold.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:21 AM   #2
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It's still not a Subaru. By the looks of the pictures, the Robust looks more like a pickup truck........so it's not a Baja!
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:48 PM   #3
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Looks more like a Honda Ridgeline.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:11 PM   #4
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Looks nice to me...
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:38 PM   #5
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Well, slap a really good grill on it, put a Subaru oval on the grill, put a turbo 6 cylinder in, offer a low/high range tranny in it, for those who want it, and price it around $27,000 and I would buy one! I kinda like the looks of it!
Of course, it won't be called a BAJA, just like you won't see another BRAT. I wonder what, if it were to be built, they WOULD call it?
Any guesses?
Keep it under 90, folks!
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:31 PM   #6
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its called the Robust according to that link.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:31 PM   #7
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You'd have to pay me to drive a VW. Overall, it looks ok, but the front end is hideous and I don't like the way the roll bar/rail things on the side of the bed only go up about 2/3 of the way. They should either get rid of them or make them meet up with the cab at the roofline.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:31 AM   #8
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Quote:
their writeup
Blending V-Dub style with a profile reminiscent of the Honda Ridgeline, the double-cab concept
looks kinda like a FJ cruiser thing....
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:24 AM   #9
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I think it looks more like a wannabe Honda Ridgeline than a Baja. The Baja is one of a kind and it seems Subaru likes to make those kind of products. The Brat as well as the SVX come to mind right off the hop as well.
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:55 PM   #10
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vw made a truck similar to the brat back in the late 70's early 80's on the rabbit platform
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:38 AM   #11
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Still have a couple of those rabbit trucks running around here, both diesel.......Pete L.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:43 PM   #12
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As for a name for a new BAJA inspired vehicle, why not name it DAKAR, and keep with the running theme of races that subaru will probably never run in.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:07 PM   #13
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As for a name for a new BAJA inspired vehicle, why not name it DAKAR, and keep with the running theme of races that subaru will probably never run in.
Sorry DUDE, Brat came first, then BAJA, the next one's gotta start with a B!
Rules of the game, don't cha know!
Keep it under 90, folks!
P.S. Let the naming, not the flaming begin!
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:08 PM   #14
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Sorry DUDE, Brat came first, then BAJA, the next one's gotta start with a B!
Rules of the game, don't cha know!

P.S. Let the naming, not the flaming begin!
I like the Dakar name. A V6 turbo with about 9 inches of clearance and a 2 stage transfer case. Use Toyota suspension, for the obvious reason of mods, and you have a great Cruck. One might half to use the Tribeca unibody frame, but that would be alright.

I feel a new thread coming, "If you were in charge of Subaru, what and how, would you design a new BRAT, Baja?" One could go with 2 seats, 4 seats, 2 plus 2 jump seats (providing the NATSC would allow it), and totally modiable for either autocross or rock crawlling. Don't forget the name. BRAT=Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter
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