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Old 12-15-2003, 11:20 AM   #1
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Default If dealer has an '04 is it a turbo?

While surfing various dealers I see some list '04s but "turbo" is not included.

If a dealer has an '04, is it definately a turbo model?

I am really on the fence about getting a Baja - while not the most attractive looking car, it has some great funtionality. If the seats are no better than the Legacy GT, then I may pass and consider a Forester Turbo, as those seat feel better.

There are quite a few cars to choose from in the 23k-30k range it is hard to decide. for a couple buck more than a Baja-T, Evo & STi. Hopefully there will be some good year end deals on some of these.

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Old 12-15-2003, 11:29 AM   #2
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If it is an '04 then it is either a Sport or a Turbo.

Tough choice between the XT and the Baja-T. I've heard a lot of people love their XTs.
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Old 12-15-2003, 01:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: If dealer has an '04 is it a turbo?

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...hard to decide. for a couple buck more than a Baja-T, Evo & STi. ...thx.
True, but the Baja will definitely do a better job coming home from the hardware store, nursery, or after Christmas sales.
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Old 12-15-2003, 08:11 PM   #4
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Timmons Subaru in Long Beach, CA has two 2004 Baja TURBO's on their lot. One is an automatic and is available for sale. The other is a manual transmission and is being held for display at the LA Auto Show next month.

Window sticker on the MT seems quite reasonable at about $24000 plus destination and options. (Total sticker was about $25000)

Looking at the dark blue MT Baja Turbo next to a two-tone yellow '03, there's no comparison. The 1" taller stance, different wheels, and monochrome paint make the '04 look much better. It's manly while the '03 is rather wimpy looking.

I almost wish I had waited.
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Old 12-16-2003, 01:20 AM   #5
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For when you're browsing lots or starring on streets, the Turbo will have a red-outlined "Baja" badge on the bedgate.
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Old 12-16-2003, 10:14 AM   #6
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And a hood scoop.
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Old 12-16-2003, 03:31 PM   #7
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the seats should be the same as legacy seats
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Old 12-16-2003, 05:29 PM   #8
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And a hood scoop.
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Yep, and the antenna, instead of our 2003's which have a manual pull on the driver side(maybe some of you have automatic?), its one of those little stealth black ones similar to aircraft antennae.
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Old 12-16-2003, 10:42 PM   #9
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I am going to try and do a Baja-T 5spd test drive tomorrow. Maybe the FXT to see what the 400lb difference feels like.

I test drove a Volvo S60R this afternoon. Wow, the 3 suspension settings were pretty slick. "Comfort" was noticably softer than "Advanced". I may test drive an STI to see how a lighter 300hp car feels. The S60R is out of the budget but it was fun for a test drive.
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Old 12-16-2003, 11:08 PM   #10
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You may want to take your insurance premium into consideration. FXT is about $2,0000 a year, Baja Turbo being $1,600 a year. My wife's SUV is about $1,400 ( Forester being the "only" good rated SUV, but that doesn't matter now, does it?). How much is S60R? Since Subaru turbos are becoming increasingly common among "street racers," the premium is going nowhere but north. One way to reduce the sales in short term, while build up premium (reads as "who can afford to cough up a couple of grands a year for an insurance) customer base
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Old 12-17-2003, 12:22 AM   #11
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You may want to take your insurance premium into consideration. FXT is about $2,0000 a year, Baja Turbo being $1,600 a year. My wife's SUV is about $1,400 ...
Nothing like being a geezer. At 38 and married, living in So-Cal, clean record, the XT only set us back about $650 per year. It's listed as non-commuting while the '96 OB is listed as a commuter and is basically the same price to insure.
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Old 12-17-2003, 09:29 AM   #12
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The S60R is 37.5k.

I'm not too concerned about insurance rates but I appreciate the tip.
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