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Subaru Baja, Future Vehicle, Truck
#3 of 56 Re: will they [arkitect]
Feb 16, 2006 (9:59 am)
Subaru shares all of its platforms, except the Beca.
Impreza and Forester are on the same platform.
Outback and Legacy are on the same platform.
If I had to guess, there won't be a new Baja. But my hope would be that it would at least be on the latest Ouback platform, but better (for market demands) on the Beca platform.
I have stopped holding my breath though, Subaru most likely would have annnouced something this spring. Next month (supposedly) is the last month of Baja production. Bajas may be hard to find, and may go at a premium, come the fall of 2006.
#4 of 56 Re: will they [once_for_all]
Apr 27, 2006 (6:09 pm)
WHERE ARE YOU GETTING INFO ON BAJA DISCONTINUANCE?
#5 of 56 Re: will they [johnusajap]
Apr 28, 2006 (10:08 am)
not me, I am not spreading this rumor. Bob mentioned it in a blog a month or so ago (regarding Toyota taking over one of Subaru's production lines).
I hope it is still continued, with a few minor modifications such as getting rid of the moonroof, I would trade in my Forester.
#6 of 56 Interesting tidbit...
Jun 17, 2006 (7:05 am)
from a Subie salesman over at nabisco/LegacyGT.com...
SOA Legacy wagon sales, year to date = 1856
SOA Baja sales, year to date = 1859
Yet, they are keeping the Legacy wagon, but have killed the Baja...
Obviously the Legacy wagon sales do not include Outback models. This guy hinted that if Legacy wagon sales don't pick up, that the only Legacy wagon we may see in the future will be wearing an Outback badge. I have no idea how much truth there is to that statement. I suspect he may have heard that from someone at SOA, but that's just a guess...
#7 of 56 Re: Interesting tidbit... [rsholland]
Jun 19, 2006 (11:40 am)
Outback sedan sales are even lower, though.
Thing is, they have all the molds, body panels, so it doesn't cost much to keep making them.
Also, Subaru made a mistake when they dropped the manual trans Legacy GT wagon.
#8 of 56 Re: Interesting tidbit... [ateixeira]
Jun 19, 2006 (12:48 pm)
well, maybe they need to rev up the Baja again. It has to be looking pretty good at $3 per gallon, and no other small pickups available (except the Ranger, and that should be dead in the water a long time ago).
#9 of 56 Re: Interesting tidbit... [once_for_all]
Mar 21, 2007 (7:04 pm)
How Sad that the Baja is going away...I have a 2003 Outlander and was looking at vehicles tonight...finally found one I could love, the Baja..a SUV with a truck bed, that looks really cool and gets good gas mileage and they do away with it. We can only hope that before the Outlander dies, they will make another Baja.
Jul 22, 2007 (5:13 pm)
the Baja did not have the lower body cladding and oversized foglights I believe it would have had increased sales. The styling was very polarizing.
Overall, the Baja was a pretty neat vehicle and I'm sad to see it go.
#11 of 56 Heard a rumor...
Jul 23, 2007 (5:42 am)
...that a new Baja may be in the works. This came from a dealer who heard it from other Subaru insiders. If it happens, Toyota may help them with factory space according to this guy. ...No, it won't be a rebadged Toyota truck if it happens.
#12 of 56 Re: Heard a rumor... [rsholland]
Jul 23, 2007 (6:02 am)
A new Baja would be cool. Maybe by that time my wife will get her license and can take over the Outback. In which case there is no hurry from SOA .I've always thought of a Baja as a second vehicle would be fun.