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Old 10-07-2002, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default So I think I may be interested in the (eek!) Subaru Baja



ok ok..hear me out.

I'm thinking of getting a dirtbike next spring. But I wanna take it around to different places, and I'm not gonna ride like 3 hours on the highway with a 200cc dirbike. SO...I will need some way to transport the thing.....right?

So, my first thought was to simply add a trailer hitch to my RS and get a trailer. BUT, where the hell am I gonna keep this trailer when not in use? I'll be living in a condo/apartment next year, and I have 1 indoor parking space. No room for a trailer, and I cant really leave it on the street.

So the next best thig is to get a Baja (or even a SportTracK ).

I mean, its still a Subie! Right? Right? Its cool!

I'll be just like driving a Legacy pickup! Is it longer than a Legacy?
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Old 10-07-2002, 09:52 AM   #2
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I fell in love with the Baja after having one for a weekend. It was awesome.

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Old 10-07-2002, 09:52 AM   #3
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go for it. sounds like it would fit your needs perfectly.

n00b. look at that member number.

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Old 10-07-2002, 09:56 AM   #4
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just make sure the dimensions fit, I mean, the Baja doesn't exactly have a huge bed (even with that extension).

But I just saw them in person the other day, and I really liked it.
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Old 10-07-2002, 09:57 AM   #5
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UGH...I cant believe I'm intetested in a car/truck/hybrid thingy

And the stupid thing costs as much as a friggn WRX!!! I could have 227 hp, or a pickup car!

Cant car companies make something SPORTY and have a pickup bed at the same time? With AWD??

I guess I can throw on a B4 suspension on the Baja.....might fit. Along with some other upgrades....hmmmmm
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Old 10-07-2002, 10:02 AM   #6
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GooseDung,

When are you looking to get this? If you're concerned about the power I might suggest waiting if you can. PM me and I'll discuss this more.
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Old 10-07-2002, 10:29 AM   #7
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you have been PMed, my friend


hhmm...I'd rather have a Forester. Can you shove a dirtbike into a Forester?
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Old 10-07-2002, 10:42 AM   #8
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Got it and hit you back. Well, not physically struck... but you understand my slang!

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Old 10-07-2002, 10:45 AM   #9
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I was thinking of a Baja, too...Although my biggest gripe is the engine..It really is merely adequate, but if I get one now and they come out with a more powerful engine later (that isn't auto...manual only), then I'll trade it in and get that one


I even like the yellow
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Old 10-07-2002, 10:48 AM   #10
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dammit! the bed length is ONLY 61" with the bed extender!?

cant fit a dirtbike in there! DOH!

Ugh...I dont wanna get a pickup truck. Thats gross!
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Old 10-07-2002, 10:52 AM   #11
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A smaller bike should fit no problem. I don't know about most bikes though, in all honesty. Whats the wheelbase on the bike you're looking at?
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Old 10-07-2002, 11:32 AM   #12
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I've heard pickups called a lot of things but never 'gross'...

Anyway, is there enough room in your parking spot to store a bike trailer up on end? I've seen people do it in their garage with the small 1-bike trailers.

But if you want to use the bike a lot, and it won't fit in the Baja, a pickup may be the best choice. After all, that is what they are designed for.
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Old 10-07-2002, 11:37 AM   #13
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You may be able to fit a trailer hitch to it and use one of these "wheel lifter" style motorcycle transports. it grabs the front wheel with the hitch and drags the rear along behind.
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Old 10-07-2002, 11:39 AM   #14
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I've heard pickups called a lot of things but never 'gross'...

Anyway, is there enough room in your parking spot to store a bike trailer up on end? I've seen people do it in their garage with the small 1-bike trailers.

But if you want to use the bike a lot, and it won't fit in the Baja, a pickup may be the best choice. After all, that is what they are designed for.

yeah...but I'm not a pickup kinda guy! I dont want a big, gas guzzling, tippy trucky pickup. Plus, any pickup that holds 4-5 people COMFORTABLY will still have a smallish bed. Unless I get a HUGE Dodge Ram or something.....blech.

But you make a good point with standing the trailer up on end....hmmmm.....
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Old 10-07-2002, 11:40 AM   #15
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You may be able to fit a trailer hitch to it and use one of these "wheel lifter" style motorcycle transports. it grabs the front wheel with the hitch and drags the rear along behind.
interesting....have a pic of link?
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Old 10-07-2002, 12:12 PM   #16
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By the way if you do stand a trailer on end make sure you have a hook on the wall to tie it up... Don't want it falling on your car!
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Old 10-07-2002, 12:25 PM   #17
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We loved the Baja! Anyway, the dealer said a 6 cyl engine is in the works. Maybe this is what the above mentioned PMing was about.
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Old 10-07-2002, 12:25 PM   #18
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Have you considered an El Camino? Its the best of both worlds and I'm sure a bike could fit in the back.

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Old 10-07-2002, 12:27 PM   #19
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Is that your El Camino? What are the specs? Nothing like an insurance-dodging, bed-having, Chevelle!
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Old 10-07-2002, 12:37 PM   #20
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thats gonna be fun to drive in the winter!


I'm gonna look into these one wheel holding motorcycle trailer thingys.....I could probably make one at work!
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Old 10-07-2002, 12:55 PM   #21
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Park two of them side by side and I can pull up on top of them from the front and park on top.



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Old 10-07-2002, 01:27 PM   #22
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how long is the bed?
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Old 10-07-2002, 01:42 PM   #23
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Hey Goosey,
What if your bike was put in diagonally, then it might fit. See what the width is, then use the Pythagorem theorem to determine diagonal space, subtract a few inches for tire room.
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Old 10-07-2002, 01:51 PM   #24
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I saw a Black baja at a dealership a couple of weeks ago and it actually looked pretty darn nice. The leather interior looked cool too. Maybe you could just get a wrx wagon and throw the dirtbike in the back. Or put it on the roof rack
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Old 10-07-2002, 03:26 PM   #25
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sounds like a used WRX and a used pickup is the way to go.
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