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Old 03-17-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
braveit1
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Default Baja make list again

An old artilce (Oct 2008) but just re-link to again on comcast.net has the Baja in the list of ugliest cars.
http://www.vehix.com/automotive/Arti...0000031&cid=44
Of course we don't agree.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:25 PM   #2
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I guess its a matter of taste...........and they don't have any!LOL!
Baja owners know what we like.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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Must jump in on this.

Saturday, March 14, had to pick up a washer for the step-children, pulled up to the loading docs at Sears, "Cool, I like these." 20 something lifting the washer into the truck.

Tuesday, March 17, stopped in at the local quick mart for some malted adult beverage. Local newspaper salesman (yes, they still print them) compared it to his el Camino, and wanted to know where he could find it.

To both, "If you find one, buy it. They don't make them anymore."

To those that have a Baja, here's to you!!! (Lifts glass full of malted adult beverage)
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:28 PM   #4
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I know..it's crazy. I LOVE the Baja. Mine currently is leaking oil from a gasket and I have to dump $2k on it to get it fixed, but I'm going to do it and I STILL love the Baja! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I love how it looks and how it handles. I get soooo many positive remarks on it. People always come up to me asking about it. For being listed as an ugly car, it sure it popular.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:34 AM   #5
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The one I have now is my second Baja(I went from N/A to the Turbo) and I'm not getting rid of it. I can only hope that Subaru will make the Baja again in the future. If they don't, I'll still buy another Subaru......which one I can't say.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:31 AM   #6
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Default I love my Baja

I love my Baja. Have followed the car/truck since the Brat, and wanted both. My family of five all drive Subaru's, me being the last to enter the subaru world. I felt that if I was ever going to have a Baja I better get it now. When I found a 06 with 19,500 miles I jumped on it. Remember the saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".

I will drive my Baja until the wheels fall off.
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:20 PM   #7
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Wow! I owned a Pacer and a Matador in the past as well as my Baja..........Pete L.
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:41 PM   #8
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For an "ugly" car it sure holds its value. I looked up the KBB the other day. When I was shopping for the Baja back in '03 I compared it to the Sport Track. the Sport Track initally cost more but drove like a truck. Now six years later a simular Sport Track is worth half the value of the Baja! Way to go Subaru! I still don't think I'll sell mine any time soon.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:58 AM   #9
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well at least i only drive one ugly car according to this list. most others have the baja and the element listed.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:09 PM   #10
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Them's fighting words! My folks had an Edsel. Pee green and white. Sold it after the power steering quit on the road for the fourth or fifth time and then the brakes went out pulling into the garage. And out the back wall! I owned a Matador two door coupe. 401 V-8. Screaming car but ugly as sin. My Baja? The finest car/truck I've owned! OK, my 68 Dart GTS was faster and cooler, but nowhere near as practical. I constantly get asked about my Baja. Girls love it, guys think it's cool, and I haven't found a thing it won't do, and do well. Drives like a dream, comfortable with all the toys, and it still handles like it's on rails. I do wish the CD unit was MP3 compatible, but you can't have everything I guess. With luck my Baja will beat the 238,000 mile mark my old Plymouth van hit before it died. And the van took about $6,000 worth of repairs to get that far. My Baja has cost me.... well, so far nothing other than plugs, wires, oil, gas.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:22 PM   #11
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My first car was a bright yellow '75 Gremlin. VERY FEW DATES IN HIGH SCHOOL, LOL.



Let's see about the Baja:
Great mileage
Versatile
Reliable
Practical


I get stopped lots to have the Cruck checked out and then complimented. Ugliest? Most people don't seem to think so.
Well, just because that author was able to write a story doesn't mean that they actually know what they are writing about.
I do agree about the Aztec...
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:37 PM   #12
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My first car was a bright yellow '75 Gremlin. VERY FEW DATES IN HIGH SCHOOL, LOL.
Then you may enjoy this pic....

It's my baja next to my brothers '74 Gremlin.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:36 PM   #13
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Wow, no way a Baja is ugly!!!

Nice pic though.

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Then you may enjoy this pic....

It's my baja next to my brothers '74 Gremlin.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:33 AM   #14
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The one I have now is my second Baja(I went from N/A to the Turbo) and I'm not getting rid of it. I can only hope that Subaru will make the Baja again in the future. If they don't, I'll still buy another Subaru......which one I can't say.

We're on our second also, but they will probably be our only subarus. We need the space of the bed so the cars won't work, the outback is, well, a station wagon (and the "ghost walking" issue doesn't sound fun) and the tribeca and forester are just fugly (go figure a Baja owner calling something ugly, right). If we move too far from work we might consider the outback if they fix the geometry issue that's (probably) the cause of the ghost walking (from what I've read, it sounds like hydroplaning, only in ice). Otherwise, as long as Ford keeps making them and adds ecoboost, we'll be looking at an Adrenaline (AWD). The red ones are SWEET looking. A year or so old of course, since they are also mondo expensive. OR maybe subaru will have a moment of clarity and bring back the Baja and actually advertise it so it sells...yeah, right...
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:22 AM   #15
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Well Yellowblaze, I've thought of going to another manuf./brand as well, but Subies seem to be built better. I have had others: Ford,Chevy,Saturn,Dodge and each had its quirks- including my Subie, its the overall build quality.
I will be at a loss for a Baja, but I don't really need the bed area. Unless there's one in the future of production at Subaru, I will probably go for a Legacy GT instead.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:19 AM   #16
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Then you may enjoy this pic....

It's my baja next to my brothers '74 Gremlin.
thanks for bringing back horrible memories, lol.


Yeah, someone at Subaru needs slapped for not marketing the Baja besides in a couple of magazines and then for calling off the production of it.
I am one of those fools that used to always get a new vehicle every 2-3 years. I have had my Cruck new since Feb 2004 and NO interest in replacing it.
Just turned 100,000 miles about 2 weeks ago, paid off and its MINE

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Old 03-20-2009, 09:08 PM   #17
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thanks for bringing back horrible memories, lol.

That Gremlin is pristine, seriously. I've seen it every year for the past 3-4 years at the Woodward Dream Cruise.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:16 AM   #18
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Default Damn Sexy

My Baja is damn sexy, IMHO. People do comment, positively. My GF wants a Subie now.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:23 AM   #19
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Well I must have really bad taste.
I just got my Baja, but I was considering and have always like an Aztec too.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:05 PM   #20
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I always thought the baja was ugly, that's why I bought it. Unfortunately, it's even uglier now, after boning a tree.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:42 PM   #21
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I think Baja's are cool, but maybe if they were a dog.....they'd be a Pug or possibly a Shar Pei.-----You either like them or you don't.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:50 PM   #22
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I always thought the baja was ugly, that's why I bought it. Unfortunately, it's even uglier now, after boning a tree.
You're right! You're BAJA is not only ugly, it's FUGLY!!!!
Now MY BAJA is just like it's owner, REALLY good looking
Keep it under 90, folks!
P.S. Sorry to hear you had an oops with the tree. Everybody was ok, I hope!
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:49 AM   #23
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I think Baja's are cool, but maybe if they were a dog.....they'd be a Pug or possibly a Shar Pei.-----You either like them or you don't.
Strange, they are my favorite kind of dog.

If Baja owner's are inherently KISS fans, then I'm pegged.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:00 AM   #24
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Strange, they are my favorite kind of dog.

If Baja owner's are inherently KISS fans, then I'm pegged.

WOW!.....Back in the late 70's, I was a member of the "KISS ARMY"-----their official fan club. Does that mean I was doomed to be a Baja fan?
"I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night, and Baja Every Day"!
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:51 PM   #25
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This is my 05 Baja...


CCN= Crazy, Crazy Nights (My favorite KISS song)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKXSamYcL8o&fmt=22

My front License plate (didn't have it yet when I took the photo's)

The silver/grey is a mirror finish.

The circles are going to be cut out and put on the center caps...


And I'm working on getting a custom trailer hitch done, will be very similar to the above pic.
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