2004 Subaru Baja Reviews

2004 Baja New Car Test Drive

The following review is for a 2003 Model Year. There may be minor changes to current model you are looking at.

Introduction

Remember the Subaru Brat?

If so, you are probably over 30 years old. It was a unique vehicle, some would say funky. It was a small two-passenger sedan with a pickup bed on the back that contained two crude seats facing toward the rear. 

Now it has been re-incarnated in a thoroughly modern form as the 2003 Subaru Baja. This time, however, it is a much more civilized and practical vehicle with seating for four people as well as a modest pickup bed. It is currently the only car-based four-door crew cab pickup on the market. Plus its offers all-wheel drive. Subaru likes to call the Baja a Leatherman on wheels. And Subaru prefers that we forget the Brat. 

Lineup

The 2003 Subaru Baja comes as one model, starting at $23,995 (MSRP). 

Baja offers a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, which costs an additional $800. There are not a lot of options meaning that even a fully loaded Baja should stay under $27,000. 

The list of standard features is quite extensive and includes leather seats, power adjustable driver seat, air conditioning, a decent stereo system with CD player, moonroof, power doors, windows and mirrors and a remote key system. 

Accessories for holding bikes, skis and other objects are available from Subaru to make the Baja more versatile. 

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