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Old 03-21-2005, 11:45 PM   #1
ljaviation
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Default New Baja owner, small story included

After buyng a new '03 WRX and modding it to 303WHP, it became a "summer weather" car.
I needed a beater and bought an '05 Honda Civic in November '04 because of the fuel economy.
I absolutely hated the Honda, it did nothing for me........so I traded it in and
I put a downpayment on a new Garnet Red '05 Turbo Baja after my test drive today. I should have bought one in the first place. It has everything I wanted.
I was all smiles after the first mile.
Now I'm a two Subaru family. Hell.., I may take up skiing once again
L J
I have one question, whats everyone getting for mileage around town?
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Old 03-22-2005, 01:02 AM   #2
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Congrats! good color choice

17-19 around town with the 5spd. I just changed my oil to Mobil 1 5/30. I'll see how this tank goes to see if there is any improvement with my normal weekly drive.

The fuel economy is lower than I would like but its only a $23k car, so the difference I saved over a buying Volvo S60R or Subie STI, which would have had similar fuel economy, should help with fuel costs.
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:46 AM   #3
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Hey 02_Forrester,

You've got great taste in cars, those were my options as well before deciding upon the Garnet Red Baja-T. I ended up with the auto because I couldn't stand the Subaru 5-speed. If it had felt like the EVO transmission that I was coming from, for sure I would have gotten the 5-Speed. I have come to admire the AT. Sometimes it seems to get a bit lost when shifting in the middle speeds, and it seems to shift in the most inopportune times (in the middle of a corner), but If I use the sportshift feature, all that can be prevented.
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Old 03-22-2005, 01:37 PM   #4
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Congrats.... I love the RED too, but I have a Blue one. And the only way I can drive it is with the sportshift.
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Old 03-22-2005, 09:20 PM   #5
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Congrats on your new car. If you like it now, wait till it breaks in!
I have been seeing low 19's in "country" driving, 22-23 on highway at 65 MPH, thus far. My Baja has about 5600 miles on it, and it seems to be getting better mileage as I go along. I use Mobil 93 gas most of the time, seems to be working ok! I have the sport shift auto tranny.
Good luck with your Baja, and enjoy!
Keep it under 90, folks!
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:09 PM   #6
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Thanks for the kind words guys...it'll be ready tomorrow for pickup. I had way to much work today to bang out and pick it up today.
How's this for timing.... my Crawford 2.4 stroker will arrive tommorrow also for the WRX. Talk about a cash eliminating week. LOL
The more I look the brochure, the more I'm convinced that it's perfect for my family, my 9 year old son, his bike, my engine parts, ect.
Does anyone have the hard or soft bed cover? The only 2 add ons I'm currently interested in are bed cover and some rubber floor mats.
LJ
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:30 PM   #7
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I've got the soft one....It works alright, but it seems that alot of them have problems with the coners fraying (mine is too)....BTW, nice color choice on the rex. I was actually looking for an 02 blaze or an 03 sonic when we gave up on finding a good deal & started looking for the Baja-had to be yellow of course. We bought our Baja in mid dec with 2,800 and it now has a bit over 12,000 now-includes a trip to FL-best gas mileage (na auto) was a bit over 29....

And be sure to check out: http://baja.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/baja_reg_view.cgi
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:54 PM   #8
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Congratulations on entering the Baja world. Its an exclusive place, as they are not all over the place like some vehicles. As far as mileage, I have an 03 N/A, and the auto trans. I get 24-25 when the weather is nice, and have gotten 31 on a trip. The soft tonneau is ok, but will fray on the rear corners like yellowblaze said. Its also not waterproof, as the water seeps in around the bars. Its better than nothin at all, though. Mike
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:38 PM   #9
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Hello everyone,
I picked it up today, and in NY it's currently snowing. It's already made a very positive impression on me. It's already been an asset to my workplace in the utility catagory. It looks great, and I felt at home behind the wheel. It feels alot like it's WRX brother in the handling/steering/ shifting departments.
I love it.
Reading the owners manual tonight. Later........... LJ
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