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Old 09-29-2003, 04:14 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: California USA
2004 ForesterXT Auto

Default I tried to wait for the Baja Turbo.

I tried to wait for the Baja Turbo.

I really tried.

I test drove the '03 Baja for the general feel and test drove the Forester XT to see what the engine would be like. That was in August. Then I waited. And waited.

Then I read the IIHS and fed. crash test results for the Forester and Legacy models. Forester best ever in class. Legacy also-ran.

Then I looked at the Baja again. Cabin a bit tight. Looked at the Forester again. Cabin roomy.

Baja Turbo delayed. Not September. Probably not October. Maybe not before 2004.

License fees going up October 1. Wish I could compare side by side.


Pick up Silver Forester XT, Premium Package- Auto, Leather, Sunroof tonight.
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Old 09-29-2003, 05:30 PM   #2
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Join Date: May 2001
Location: Syracuse, NY
03 Baja


Im sure your gonna love your Forester, now having said that... take your overgrown station wagon and get out of our forums!
Just kidding of course.
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Old 09-29-2003, 06:07 PM   #3
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Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Denver
04 Baja T


I hear you, jimqpublic. One of my friends got Jeep instead of Baja Turbo. That's what happens when Subaru screws with the market. I sware, they NEVER learn.
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Old 09-29-2003, 06:26 PM   #4
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Location: ct

How strange ,You seemed to be so intelegent

Just kidding;
However, we are going to miss all of the comments regarding all of the fun you were having with your BAJA.

You did pick an excellent vehicle, Three Cheers for You!!!
If possible? Let us know how things are going.
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Old 09-30-2003, 07:51 AM   #5
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dalton, PA
2003 Baja
Regatta Red Pearl


Congrats on your new Forester!! You did pick an awesome vehicle and clearly a front runner in its class. Seems to me that you made an informed and intelligent choice - and one that you will be happy with.

I love my Baja but it does have it's drawbacks - I do find myself wishing for a bit more clearance when I get into the front seat. It would be painful if I had a bad back - I watch my father-in-law struggle when he gets in.

But, last night, I loaded a changing table/dresser combo and a large dresser and crib into the back of my Baja and delivered it to my son's house for my new grandson. Easy to load and took just a few bengee cords attached to the tie down points to secure the load. It's times like this when I LOVE the Baja.

Again, congrats on your decision. The Forester is a great choice. Enjoy and stop in and give us an update now and then!!

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