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2006 Subaru Baja Consumer Reviews

4.6
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Love my Baja!!!!

by from Covington, VA on May 12, 2009

I am so happy with this vehicle. Very smooth ride and quiet. I've always loved the way the Baja looks. In fact, I also liked the Brat in it's time. But the Baja makes the Brat look like a joke. The in...
I am so happy with this vehicle. Very smooth ride and quiet. I've always loved the way the Baja looks. In fact, I also liked the Brat in it's time. But the Baja makes the Brat look like a joke. The interior of this vehicle is cherry. You'd be proud to take a date out for a night on the town with this little ride. And if it snows, no problem. Mine is silver in color. My favorite color scheme is black on top and silver on the bottom. But that was not offered on 2006 models. As they only offered solid colors for 2006 models. And personally, silver is my favorite. Lucky for me as mine was bought used. I will baby this vehicle for some time to come......
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Bring back the Baja!

by from Wny on February 10, 2009

Just like Subie groupie, we had an 03 Baja. We hung on to it longer, just trading it in 09 for a used 06 with low miles. We just couldn't find anything else that was as useful and comfortable (not to ...
Just like Subie groupie, we had an 03 Baja. We hung on to it longer, just trading it in 09 for a used 06 with low miles. We just couldn't find anything else that was as useful and comfortable (not to mention safe) as the Baja. If SOA advertised them, they would have sold a ton! They are great off road, can haul all sorts of home improvement and gardening items, are amazing in the snow (who needs to shovel?) and have very unique looks. If I had to describe the Baja in 3 words or less, it would be Swiss Army Knife! I wish they had offered heated seats and the hard tonneau on more than the Baja turbo with leather, but even without those options I love my Baja. I don't know what we're going to do when we have to buy a replacement for the 06, I'm just glad we have a few years before we have to worry about that!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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06 Subaru Baja

by from Baton Rouge on July 16, 2012

This car is close to perfect. The open bed means you can do most the work that any pick-up can do but it hugely more comfortable whether it's commuter driving around town or cross country. It's also a...
This car is close to perfect. The open bed means you can do most the work that any pick-up can do but it hugely more comfortable whether it's commuter driving around town or cross country. It's also amazing where the AWD can get you without getting all scratched out like the big-beast pickup trucks would get. Also, highway is 28 mpg. My combined has been around 25mpg. Other than a limited towing capacity, a Subaru Baja is the best all round, do-anything truck there is. If you could have only one vehicle, this would be it. It is a 4door sedan, a truck, an all wheel drive go anywhere utility vehicle and it is one of the most reliable vehicles made, perhaps the most reliable vehicle made.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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My first SUV that didn't look like one!

by from Helix, OR on December 13, 2010

I love the mix of station wagon and pickup truck. It reminds me of the El Camino I always wanted, but it runs better and is AWD. Already the AWD has gotten me though some nast weather! The back is gre...
I love the mix of station wagon and pickup truck. It reminds me of the El Camino I always wanted, but it runs better and is AWD. Already the AWD has gotten me though some nast weather! The back is great as I live on a small hobby farm and can haul smaller farm items without needing a large (and gas sucking) pickup. I also love the outdoors, so gear fits great in the back! The only problem I've encountered is a touchy front headlight that keeps going out. I've heard this is a common issue with Subarus. Overall, love the zippy little thing. I've been driving Jeep Wagoneers and Cherokees, so while I'm still getting used to the lower seat, I'm enjoying the better gas mileage!
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Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

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Will never let you down!

by from Morgantown, WV on October 6, 2006

I'm a loyal Subaru owner, and the Baja hasn't let me down. It's a small truck, with seating for five, which is great if you don't want a large pickup. Subaru has really outdone themselves...Hopefull...
I'm a loyal Subaru owner, and the Baja hasn't let me down. It's a small truck, with seating for five, which is great if you don't want a large pickup. Subaru has really outdone themselves...Hopefully, they will start making them again, so I can trade it in for a new one when I'm ready.
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So Far, So Good

by from Crawfordville, FL on May 7, 2011

I bought the vehicle used with 58K miles, so far, I'm pleased especially with the 27 mpg. The comfort is ok, a little tight for an older person, but easy to get in and out of. Performance suitable for...
I bought the vehicle used with 58K miles, so far, I'm pleased especially with the 27 mpg. The comfort is ok, a little tight for an older person, but easy to get in and out of. Performance suitable for me, but you will not win a race. Does not have great excelleration. Exterior is really cute, I get a lot of comments. Interior is a little tight for me and I'm 5"1" and the cup holders are a little odd for comfort. I do feel I got a good deal for the money. The reliability has been great. I've hauled a number of things now and that has been great unloading at waist high level and you can a suprising amount of "stuff" in the bed.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Brilliant Aesomeness!

by from Colorado on March 15, 2009

I love these things. I've owned three of these, I will never own anything else ever again! Power, versatility, reliability, sports car handling, and style. You can't go wrong. JCRG
I love these things. I've owned three of these, I will never own anything else ever again! Power, versatility, reliability, sports car handling, and style. You can't go wrong. JCRG
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Best for snowy roads

by from WNC on August 8, 2011

I LOVE THIS 06 TURBO and would own no other. When my neighbors are snowed in, waiting for the roads to clear, I have freedom to explore the beautiful snowy countryside. This car/truck hugs the road li...
I LOVE THIS 06 TURBO and would own no other. When my neighbors are snowed in, waiting for the roads to clear, I have freedom to explore the beautiful snowy countryside. This car/truck hugs the road like a sports car. Well...to me it is a sports car, it handles these mtn curves beautifully, with plenty of power to pass slow pokes on the road. I also love not having a huge gas bill like with a truck. Another big bonus is being able to haul things for the garden, lumber and other large items that would dirty up the interior or wouldn't fit in a regular car. I have had no problems with this car, I only have to do regular maintenance.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

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I can't imagine a more useful vehicle.

by from TX on August 16, 2006

For 95% of what I used to use a truck for, this little truck/car is perfect. Easy to park and drive around the city and very capable where the roads aren't paved; this is about as well-executed as a m...
For 95% of what I used to use a truck for, this little truck/car is perfect. Easy to park and drive around the city and very capable where the roads aren't paved; this is about as well-executed as a mid-size truck/car combination can get. Plus, it's just fun to drive in the turbo model.
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Versatility!!

by from Houston on April 26, 2011

The most practical car I have ever owned!! Everything is engineered perfectly! It is quiet, comfortable, spacious, and handles like a car even though some would call it a truck. The turbo is fantastic...
The most practical car I have ever owned!! Everything is engineered perfectly! It is quiet, comfortable, spacious, and handles like a car even though some would call it a truck. The turbo is fantastic!!! The downside is the gas mileage suffers a bit and takes premium. I average 22mpg, which is not horrible. I would buy this vehicle again without hesitation. The AWD system is great in the rain and snow too. While the rear wheel drive trucks are spinning out, I keep on truckin'.
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Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

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