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Old 06-21-2005, 10:09 PM   #1
Seahag1978
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... or are Bajas gaining popularity?
There were 3 Bajas on the same street in Danvers within sight of each other this afternoon. Mine, a yellow and an all black. On Sunday, there was one the same color as mine, but auto/non-turbo, parked directly across the aisle from me at the Home Depot... and last Friday night I passed one the same color as mine on Old Route One near the NH border and an all silver one in Danvers Square. Tim saw a red one tonight a couple of blocks from here. Amazing! I have only seen a total 6 or 7 others on the road since they came out with the '03.
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Old 06-21-2005, 11:33 PM   #2
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I took my Baja in to get its 15,000 mile checkup last week and the dealership I take it rarely has even one on the lot (in their defense, its primarily a Chevy dealership). This time they had three, and while I was standing there, a fourth was delivered. On of the managers came out to see if I needed any help (it wasn't obvious I was just waiting on service, I looked like a customer I guess) and I told him I was just waiting. We talked about the Baja a little bit and he said in the past he hasn't been able to give them away, but recently he's been selling two a month.

Also, while I was in the actual waiting area, I saw three others come through for service. It was the most Bajas I'd ever seen in one place. I just wish I could have caught up with at least one of the other owners to introduce myself since I've never met another Baja owner.
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Old 06-22-2005, 02:33 PM   #3
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I just got my TURBO BAJA manual last week ....... there was only TWO in the state of California and I HAD to get mine shipped from San Fran. Before Memorial day weekend there was over a dozen - Turbo and Manual in SOCAL.

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Old 06-23-2005, 01:41 AM   #4
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Carr Subaru up here in Oregon says that California has been one of the hottest selling places for the Baja... I guess it fits the lifestyle or something be it skiing, surfing or being a computer nerd
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:41 AM   #5
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Its the price that is making them popular, we had a solid 6 months this year in NH where we maybe saw one a week, now we see an average of 2-3 a day. We got our 05 for around 20K...that's a pretty good deal for a new suby that has allot to offer in my opinion. I just wish subaru advertised it so 06 wouldn't be the last year, because when its time to retire the wrx to "toy" status, I'd love to have an updated 08-09 Baja, I'll have to settle for a legacy GT or Tribeca, unless I could find a LOW mileage Turbo Baja then.
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:48 AM   #6
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Bajas are everywhere in Maine. I liked it better when I was the only one


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Old 06-23-2005, 11:36 AM   #7
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the baja's are everywhere out here in the SF bay area and the monterey bay area. As well as the greater Seattle area in WA.
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:28 PM   #8
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Denver (Colorado) is full of Baja's. I see at least one a day, generally three or four. Too bad Subaru is not 100% behind them anymore.

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Old 06-23-2005, 08:54 PM   #9
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Here in the Capital District of New York, (Albany area), I have seen at least 12 Baja's on the roads.
By the way, if anyone in my area is looking for a 2004, Blue Turbo Leather Edition, you can find one at Capitaland GMC/Subaru. It was there when I bought my Baja last November, and it REALLY could use a home.
It looks so very sad sitting there.
Surely, it would make someone a great friend, and companion for many years to come.
No, I don't work there, but it saddens me to see it sit there.
I'd buy it, but I don't want to seem greedy, ya know what I mean?
Keep it under 90, folks!
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Old 06-23-2005, 09:21 PM   #10
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su-be3, i know how you feel. There are a few baja's on the lot near me at Subar of Santa Cruz. If i could afford them, I would make them a new home. But I hope that someone will make a good home for them. I think that most are sport models. I would bet that they are not moving as fast as the turbo models.
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Old 06-25-2005, 08:19 PM   #11
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I even saw one on Martha's Vineyard last week. Does that mean that Subaru's push into the upscale market is working?


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Old 06-26-2005, 06:52 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BajaNut
su-be3, i know how you feel. There are a few baja's on the lot near me at Subar of Santa Cruz. If i could afford them, I would make them a new home. But I hope that someone will make a good home for them. I think that most are sport models. I would bet that they are not moving as fast as the turbo models.
I know what you are saying.
At the dealership I mentioned, I was there two weeks ago to try out the Tribeca, and they had two BAJA's on the lot, one of which is the 2004 I spoke about. The other was a 2005 n/a model.
There are three Subaru dealerships withing 20 miles of me, and it seems two or three BAJA's on their lots seems to be the average.
Considering the size of my marketing area, the amount of BAJA's seen in my area kinda averages out accordingly. Could be wrong in this assesment, but it seems right, for some reasons.
Enjoy your BAJA, just like I enjoy mine!
Keep it under 90, folks!
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Old 07-03-2005, 10:56 PM   #13
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Hey, it finally hit here too. I have not seen another Baja in a couple months, and that included two trips through the length of Michigan. I have seen two in the last week in my area, both the same color as mine, silver. One had a thin black flame going down the side with a large orange flame in the rear window. The other was in Sault Ste. Marie and had the cap. It was the first Baja I have seen with the cap. It looked pretty good, but I will keep mine with my customized bed cover.

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