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Old 12-15-2003, 02:13 PM   #1
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Howdy Folks,
It might seem kinda silly for me to be down-rite giddy about this, but the wife's gonna drive our new Baja home this afternoon. Fianacing is all set, insurance is all set, all we have to do is sign the papers when she gets off work. She's so happy, I won't even have to buy supper on the way home, (well I'm hoping that I don't have to)
I've been lurking in here for awhile now, everybody seems to like their Baja's. I just hope the Mrs's will let me drive her's once in a great while. If there's anything I can be of help with, just PM me, I might not get the chance to visit in here as much as I would like.

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Old 12-15-2003, 03:41 PM   #2
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YAY BRIAN!!!!! CONGRATS! -Adrien
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Old 12-15-2003, 09:13 PM   #3
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The Baja and WRX go together like peanut butter and jelly. Congrats
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Old 12-16-2003, 02:18 PM   #4
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Best of luck with your new Baja, Brian. This is a great forum for information and advice regarding the Baja.
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Old 12-16-2003, 05:35 PM   #5
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Is your Baja a he or a she?
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Old 12-16-2003, 08:56 PM   #6
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The Baja is a "he" but the "she" in the family gets to drive it. Oh well, I do get to race the company WRX, and get my pick of AWD's on bad snowy days. But just in case you want to throw some pity my way, I usually drive one of the two S10 parts trucks, one has 220,000 on it and the other only 130,000. Anyone feel bad for me yet? I DO!
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Old 12-16-2003, 09:26 PM   #7
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I pity you only on your S10 days. How's that?

When i bought my all-silver Baja last January from Planet Subaru, it had been one of the brother's who owns the dealership's car for the past week. It had about 130 miles on it.

They had a yellow, red, and black but i'm not a big fan of the two tones, apparently that brother wasn't either.

Being a dealer, do you have any ideas as to whether or not there will be a hard bed top, or two, produced?

The BajaT isn't going to translate into WRX popularity, but hopefully an outside vendor will make a sub-$900 one.
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Old 12-17-2003, 08:26 AM   #8
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There are already some bed covers being made, and we have installed a few here at Langston. There is a Soft bed cover, and a hard lift up style, and there is also now a cap made for them.

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Old 12-17-2003, 08:37 AM   #9
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a cap? as in a pick-up truck style cap? that will just turn the BAJA back to the outback it was?
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Old 12-17-2003, 09:12 AM   #10
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Yep! BAJA + cap = OUTBACK

I suppose there might be some reason to put a cap on a BAJA, but I have no idea what that reason might be.

Personally, I'm going with a hard cover from PendaLiner. Snug top makes one also that is a little more water resistant than Penda's. A.R.E. makes the cap ($1500 installed by supplier)

The soft cover is pretty nice, but you have the typical temparture problems with a soft cover (easy to put on in the warm, a real bear to get stretched on in the cold)

Cheers, Brian
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Old 12-17-2003, 03:53 PM   #11
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a hard bed cover would deffinatly be best, i wouldnt bother finding a cap for a BAJA i'd just buy a outback.

you guy's are Pittsburgh's only subaru dealer? my dad co-manages my provence's only scooby dealer its very small (9 employees that includes the two owners), he also sell's nissan's and mercedes
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Old 12-17-2003, 04:12 PM   #12
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Only "exclusive" Soob dealer. Pittsburgh has close to 8 dealers with in 25 miles of downtown. It's a rough way to make a living!
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Old 12-17-2003, 06:01 PM   #13
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I just want a hard cover that runs flush ala the Tonneau Cover that is already out there.
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Old 12-17-2003, 06:23 PM   #14
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Only "exclusive" Soob dealer. Pittsburgh has close to 8 dealers with in 25 miles of downtown. It's a rough way to make a living!
8 dealers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i think we have that amount or less in atlantic canada
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:24 PM   #15
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I would expect to see more in Canada, Seems like a place where you would need AWD! I have been to Alaska once to me its like Subaru Heaven! Lots of Subarus rolling around. -Adrien
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Old 12-21-2003, 09:56 PM   #16
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it's not a brand very many people reconise here. it' s mostly vet's who drive them a very exclusive market and they are rather expensive i noticed very few untill last summer when my dad started selling them now i see a lot of them but the sales of new ones are pretty slow
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Old 12-27-2003, 09:02 AM   #17
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The Baja is a "he" but the "she" in the family gets to drive it. Oh well, I do get to race the company WRX, and get my pick of AWD's on bad snowy days. But just in case you want to throw some pity my way, I usually drive one of the two S10 parts trucks, one has 220,000 on it and the other only 130,000. Anyone feel bad for me yet? I DO!


Do you race the yellow one (wrx)? i want that car - saw it at beaver run - i'm jealous!

i hope the cars go like PB&J - i see a baja in our future very soon!
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Old 12-27-2003, 09:05 AM   #18
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[quote]Originally posted by LangstonSubaru
[b]Yep! BAJA + cap = OUTBACK

we're debating this issue - during our christmas journeys to visit the families, we took our dog and her cage. the cap would be nice to secure objects, like the pet carrier, that have a lot of height. my husband wants the forrester XT - i said no way - my next car is a baja-t
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Old 12-28-2003, 05:46 AM   #19
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[quote]Originally posted by PA-Brat
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Originally posted by LangstonSubaru
Yep! BAJA + cap = OUTBACK

we're debating this issue - during our christmas journeys to visit the families, we took our dog and her cage. the cap would be nice to secure objects, like the pet carrier, that have a lot of height. my husband wants the Forester XT - i said no way - my next car is a baja-t
[hijack]Your husband is RIGHT!! The XT is the way to go!!

Being that I'm the site admin for subaruforester.com has nothing to do with my bias, however!! [/hijack]
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Old 12-28-2003, 07:58 AM   #20
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Baja fares well with women, and that's true. I think it's because *some* women really don't care what the car looks like to others eyes, but rate the car on cuteness. Forester is just another small SUV, but Baja is, well, different! The wife doesn't care if the bed is much smaller than F-150, and she surely doesn't care if it had a turbo in it or not (if anything, she preferrs not to have one ). For most most men, size does matter (at least in their subconscious perceptions). I, too, was one of those men a year ago, but the wife convinced me on the styling, and I got totally sold by the dirty word "turbo." I love Forester, please don't get me wrong, but let's see - Forester XT is more expensive, no moon roof with 5MT, black/silver interior looks and feel (in my opinion) nicer than gray cloth in FXT, and FXT doesn't have a bed that I can stack up sheets of plywood, and I can just throw my muddy/snow-packed mt bike on the bed (no dirt inside, or on top, not to mention less likely to ding from oopsing your bike on the roof rack). Yup, Baja is a true sports utility vehicle.

Let me quit as I see too many my names on this board now!
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Old 01-07-2004, 09:37 AM   #21
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lol! The Baja is different! It is sporty, rugged and "cute" All at the same time. Did anyone see the new Honda truck they are building? hummm I don't know about that!
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Old 01-07-2004, 10:15 AM   #22
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I did from Detroit auto show! I agree that I'm not sure how Honda thinks they can sell that thing. But then, Honda is very flexible in design, so who knows what the production version may look like. Much more interesting concept (ready to roll to production, as I heard) is Mitsbishi Sports Truck - that looks much better than Honda, and it actually looks very useful (only if it's not coming from Mitshu-p...). Now, Subaru may have spur another nitch competition that they can't afford of miss this out by discontinuing Baja all together (but then, it's Subaru we are talking about... ).
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Old 01-07-2004, 10:27 AM   #23
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"BAJA + cap = OUTBACK"
BAJA + cap = OUTBACK + 600 lbs
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Old 01-12-2004, 10:14 AM   #24
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cool you went to the auto show to. So did I! What did you think of the Subaru Concept car the little convertable! That was interesting
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