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Old 06-26-2005, 06:06 AM   #1
su-be3
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Cool Unscientific survey

A couple of weeks ago, I had to take a ride to Philly, to pick up a trailer, for my company. I figured that since I had some time on my hands driving, I would see how many Subaru's, of all kinds I could count.
Well, let me tell you something, IF Subaru is only selling about 200,000 units per year, of all kinds, I swear to God they must have sold half of them in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Massachusetts, as most of the ones I saw had those plates on the cars.
Number one on the list, Outbacks, saw tons of them, second, Foresters, lots of them, third, Impreza's WRX, STi's, RS, regular ones, not that many surprisingly, BAJA's, FOUR total, Tribeckies, zilch (still too new).
Of the four BAJA's I saw, 1 Yellow w/sportlights, 1 Silver w/ARE truck cap (very nice looking, first time I saw one), 1 Blue w/tonneau cover, and 1 Black (couldn't tell if it was a Turbo or not, or had a bed cover, he/she passed me on the Thruway between Ramapo and Harriman in a downpour, too much mist to make the car out properly.) To be honest with you, the BAJA count was more than I expected!
So, what does this all mean? I guess if you take the number of BAJA's, from all of the Subaru's I saw, and please don't ask me the count, by the time I hit Newburgh, NY, I had already lost count, IMHO, I think the BAJA sales figures appear to be right. AND maybe they are on the upswing!
So, for what its worth, that's my unofficial survey. YOUR input is very welcome on this!
Keep it under 90, folks!
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Old 06-26-2005, 01:20 PM   #2
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Which way did you go? We've traveled a bit around with the Baja, and we've got the sportlights. Our front plate is in the front window, still looking for a better way to mount it than screwing a few screws into the plastic bumper cover...Went out to OH last weekend to pick up some parts for our Stang...BTW, in March when we went down to FL, I swear every other car was an outback (at least in NY & PA).
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Old 06-29-2005, 11:11 PM   #3
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I think they sold lots of Baja's in utah Colorado and Washington I have seen lots but mostly red ones but I believe these states are the subaru capitals of the USA
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Old 06-30-2005, 01:10 PM   #4
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Default baja's in Utah

I'd guess I see at least one baja about every day here in Salt Lake. The rocky mountain west does seem to be the Subaru capitol of the world, the REI parking lot generally looks like a used subaru dealer took it over.

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Old 06-30-2005, 02:40 PM   #5
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the REI parking lot generally looks like a used subaru dealer took it over.
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That is so true here in Raleigh too.
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:48 AM   #6
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Someone bought a silver baja with a truck cap and it has a sunoco sticker on the back window. He does even live a half mile away from me. Then camelback's company car (baja) has sport lights and nice paintjob on it (sponsers mainly but it looks good). The driver in it one day was impressed by mine when I came bumpin down the street one day :woot:
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Old 07-01-2005, 11:37 AM   #7
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Yes, Subarus largest market is here in the NE.
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:42 AM   #8
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su-be3 how could you dicipline yourself to keep an eye on those things. I mean I'd be monkeying with the radio and CDs too much, lookin at folks as I past them or they past me, eatin scooby snacks, singing. Just generally not paying attention
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Old 07-04-2005, 06:42 PM   #9
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su-be3 how could you dicipline yourself to keep an eye on those things. I mean I'd be monkeying with the radio and CDs too much, lookin at folks as I past them or they past me, eatin scooby snacks, singing. Just generally not paying attention
27 years of driving trucks gives you plenty of practice! (This is going to get me in trouble, but, when you are sitting up high in a truck, you get a lotta time to check out the seat covers, if you know what I mean!)
By the way, I just came back from a vacation to Toronto, and I counted three Baja's, 1 silver, 1 red/silver, and 1 black, all in New York state.
I saw none in Ontario, at all!
I guess they have the turbo up in Canada, but, I had a little fun blowing people away with mine! God, I love the way they drive, up there in the Great White North! My kind of drivers!
BajaBob, where were you?
Keep it under 90, folks!
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Old 07-04-2005, 08:44 PM   #10
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27 years of driving trucks gives you plenty of practice! (This is going to get me in trouble, but, when you are sitting up high in a truck, you get a lotta time to check out the seat covers, if you know what I mean!)
By the way, I just came back from a vacation to Toronto, and I counted three Baja's, 1 silver, 1 red/silver, and 1 black, all in New York state.
I saw none in Ontario, at all!
I guess they have the turbo up in Canada, but, I had a little fun blowing people away with mine! God, I love the way they drive, up there in the Great White North! My kind of drivers!
BajaBob, where were you?
Keep it under 90, folks!

Not that far away - I live in a small town 60 miles east of Toronto, spent the weekend hanging out with friends and playing with some new camera gear. Actually we don't have any turbos up here - i'm waiting for the warrenty to run out before I change that. Most folks are reasonable out on the highway but we do have our share of idiots, this weekends high score was 212 KPH for some kid in a Lexus before the cops pulled him over.

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Old 07-05-2005, 07:14 PM   #11
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Not that far away - I live in a small town 60 miles east of Toronto, spent the weekend hanging out with friends and playing with some new camera gear. Actually we don't have any turbos up here - i'm waiting for the warrenty to run out before I change that. Most folks are reasonable out on the highway but we do have our share of idiots, this weekends high score was 212 KPH for some kid in a Lexus before the cops pulled him over.

Bob
Actually, Bob, I noticed most people were driving at about 70 MPH on the QEW.
As I hadn't been to Ontario before, I was a little surprised that the natives kinda drove like the mon ami in Quebec! Not that that's bad per se, and hey, when in Rome, do as the Romans do! (Although I noticed that around Missassauga, EVERY body thought they were Ron Fellows, or something!)
Also, stopped at a Subaru dealer, they said they didn't stock sandwich warmers for the glove box, and wanted to know where I got THAT information!
I guess that is a Canadian option only, and will not work in BAJA's from the states! OR you guys are keeping them to yourselves, hosers!
Keep it under 90, folks! (Or in Canada, under 160 KPH!)
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:07 PM   #12
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Actually, Bob, I noticed most people were driving at about 70 MPH on the QEW.
As I hadn't been to Ontario before, I was a little surprised that the natives kinda drove like the mon ami in Quebec! Not that that's bad per se, and hey, when in Rome, do as the Romans do! (Although I noticed that around Missassauga, EVERY body thought they were Ron Fellows, or something!)
Also, stopped at a Subaru dealer, they said they didn't stock sandwich warmers for the glove box, and wanted to know where I got THAT information!
I guess that is a Canadian option only, and will not work in BAJA's from the states! OR you guys are keeping them to yourselves, hosers!
Keep it under 90, folks! (Or in Canada, under 160 KPH!)

Well of course the sandwich warmers won't work with US spec trucks - they wire into the mirror heating circuit

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Old 07-06-2005, 02:03 AM   #13
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I did the same thing coming back from a trip to LA this weekend. It wasn't impressive, but here it goes:
I saw 2 pre-05 Outbacks, 1 05 outback, 1 pre-05 legacy, 1 outback wagon and 1 tribeca bilboard in LA.
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Old 07-08-2005, 09:17 AM   #14
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When I first moved up to PA about 6 years ago from Florida, I was absolutely amazed at all the subarus I saw. In florida I couldnt recall seeing many at all. Here it is like every other car. I was in California and Arizona recently, and noticed again there are not many subarus. But if you think about it, this should really come as no surprise to anyone -- in areas where people need awd/4wd for the winter, the subaru is an excellent option. In areas where you dont, you can get fwd sedans a lot cheaper than the unneeded awd of a subaru.
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:39 AM   #15
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Another place that just about every other car is a subaru is in The Greater Seattle, WA area.
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Old 07-10-2005, 05:30 PM   #16
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I have an '05 Baja Turbo that I bought in May while serving at Fort Hood, in central Texas. I never saw another Baja on the road while I was still there, nor did I see one while making the trip from Texas back to North Carolina (back to Fort Bragg). I've been in NC for about two weeks now and have seen three other Baja's, and all three have acknowledged my presence on the road with a wave. Pretty cool, I think. I hope Subaru hangs on to the Baja, as they really are an outstanding vehicle. The fact that people are obsessed with giant SUV's to take care of daily business, coupled with the lack of Baja advertising, has created an information void that has resulted in less than optimum results for Baja sales. It really is a shame.
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Old 07-11-2005, 09:26 AM   #17
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Ft. Hood to SC... thats not too different from my Denton to VA that I do every other christmas.
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Old 07-11-2005, 06:06 PM   #18
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Hey cool Ft. Hood! I was there for the beginings of Dessert Storm. Lots of country there.
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