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Old 11-19-2003, 01:31 PM   #1
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MY lil bro, 16, wants the new Subaru Baha. He doesnt care much about HP as much as looks and stereo and all that stuffs. BUT, my uncle, not an Import Fanatic....drives a 2002 Vette....says that the Baha is suseptable to easy roll over and flipping according to a new test. I dont know where he got it from, if someone could shine some light on this for me, it would be awesome! Thanks!

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Old 11-19-2003, 01:35 PM   #2
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I don't know where he has found that. everywhere I have looked haven't stated anything about suseptiable to roll overs. The Baja is based on the Legacy and outback which are a car. So with that, the baja should be very stable and not roll over all that easily.

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Old 11-20-2003, 10:39 AM   #3
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I don't advise telling your brother or your uncle this, but a friend of mine, when he heard I got a Subaru, told me a story of his old college days. He was trying to instill in me the awe and wonder he had with Subaru.

I can't remember what year or model, but he had a friend who had a classic Subaru. Apparently, he and his friends used to go out, get drunk and then do donuts in a local feild, tighter and tighter until the car finally flipped over. They'd all roll out of the car, flip it back over and start again.

So even if it does flip (which, I don't do donuts, but it feels very well ballanced to me), it should be safe and sturdy enough to protect itself and any passengers.

Just a bit of Subaru history passed from him to me to you.
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Old 12-04-2003, 08:32 AM   #4
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Does the Baja have more ground clearance than an Outback?
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Old 12-04-2003, 10:17 AM   #5
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8.4 for 2004 models (both normally aspired and turbo). I heard this is due to a little longer strokes and exhaust pipe tucked under closer to body. I think http://www.cars101.com/subaru/baja/baja2004.html is currently the best place to figure basics.
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Old 12-28-2003, 02:52 PM   #6
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hey Peloquin,

your story reminds me of something that happened to my cousin about 20 years ago.. His dad(my uncle) ALWAYS swore by Subaru's. So, my cousin got his first car as a handmedown Subaru from his dad.

I don't remember what year or model he had.

But here is what happened:

My cousin was a smoker....not as much tabacco as weed. His particular Subaru had the ashtray right under the center vent. It was a warm Tennesee day (read as HOT). Where he lives the longest straightaway is about 20 feet. He was enjoying a "smoke" and went to flick the ash in the tray.........the air coming out of the vent blew it right back into his eyes. he let go of the wheel to rub his eyes and ran up the hill on the outside of the turn.

He went up about 20 feet and then the car rolled back down the hill not using it's wheels except on alternate parts of the rotation.

When the car stopped rolling he was back on the road on all four wheels. The back window came out but did not break. The C pillars crush down about 4 inches. He got out and grabbed the back window and put it in the back seat.

When he got home he took a hydraulic jack and raised the roof back up and taped the window back in.

I don't remember the story he told his dad but it was NOT what he told me. It must have been good because he didn't get in much trouble from what I remember.
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Old 12-28-2003, 03:14 PM   #7
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that sounds just like subarus history. I bet that was a late 70's or early 80's subaru wagon. I know a bunch of people that have done something along those lines and just fix it and keep on going. Espically on the old brats. That was extreamly common with the poeple that just love those things. At least in the Pacific Norhtwest.

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Old 01-03-2004, 08:43 PM   #8
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call your uncle on it ( I say its BS) remind him that GM ( Corvette ) owns 20% of subaru. Go to national transportation safety site, they rate these as well as consumer reports. better yet, make a bet with him, get him to buy lunch, or the first payment on the baja
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Old 01-04-2004, 11:19 AM   #9
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Some clarification:
The bottom line is this. If there was a rollover danger with the Baja (which there isn't), the government would require a sticker stating that on the visor.
No only is the Baja and Outback free of rollover danger, the Forester is the only mini-ute that doesn't carry that warning sticker. The popular Honda CR-V and Toyota Rav4 are much more dangerous than any Subaru.
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Old 01-04-2004, 02:27 PM   #10
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And we won't even get into the Mitsubishi Montero's rollover tendencies hehe....
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