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Subaru Baja, Truck
#1956 of 2213 Baja for 2006 R.I.P. why ?????
Apr 07, 2005 (10:45 am)
In the process of negotiating a deal on a 2003 Baja am I going to have problems getting parts or accessories etc. Is this vehicle that bad that on top of never advertising its fate is done. Should I just walk away from the table? Feeling a little torn any suggestions or comments. This vehicle is brand new and I like it but not if Subaru can't get parts down the road.
#1957 of 2213 why? - It didn't sell
Apr 07, 2005 (10:47 am)
But don't worry about parts - it's basically the same as a Legacy/Outback wagon
Apr 07, 2005 (10:50 am)
I doubt it, because mechanically it shares parts with several other Subies.
I would get whatever accessories you want now, of course.
What might happen is your orders might take a little longer for replacement parts, though.
#1959 of 2213 I'm disappointed
Apr 07, 2005 (10:53 am)
That's pretty lame excuse Subaru offered, regarding the future airbag testing...
I just hope Subaru doesn't give up on pickups. It's a HUGE market, and with the right vehicle, they could do real well. Yeah, I'm really disappointed in this news.
Apr 07, 2005 (10:56 am)
They say air bags, but they mean they won't design one on the new platform.
We would only have seen a 07 if they could have kept on building the existing Baja.
That's how I read it.
Apr 07, 2005 (11:33 am)
They should build one on the B9 platform and take on the Ridgeline!
Apr 07, 2005 (11:42 am)
I am totally devasted. If the price is right, I may try seat mods on an '06 BT.
IIRC, there were 2003 Sports selling in the $17 k range. If I can get a Turbo for low 20's, I may still trade in my Forester next year.
#1963 of 2213 Re: baja [paisan]
Apr 07, 2005 (1:23 pm)
#1964 of 2213 My sympathies.....
Apr 07, 2005 (1:35 pm)
it's always frustrating when a vehicle you particularly like fails in the marketplace but you can't be surprised in that no manufacturer has succeeded in selling a car-based pickup in the USA in the nearly 50 years since the ElCamino and Ranchero were unleashed on the world.
This type of vehicle is very popular Down Under (where lots of people really need truck/trucks) but not so much in the States were folks seem to prefer truck/trucks even though a car/truck would make more sense as a commuter/DD.
#1965 of 2213 Re: My sympathies..... [andys120]
Apr 07, 2005 (1:54 pm)
rest of world doesn't usually realize how big us Americans are. I have been all over the world and get stares at being 6' 3". Kids run away too. While some can fold themselves into a Baja sized cab, most Americans just won't put up with it. I don't think it is anything else, just a cab size issue for the Baja.