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Old 06-05-2018, 07:33 AM
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I desperately need your help to talk me out of what I'm about to do. I am currently lusting after a 2006 Baja turbo. I have narrowed it down to 2 trucks. Both have about 125,000+ mile on them, both are clean, both are auto tranny, and both cost about $10,500 - $11,000. Please, please , please, talk me out of this. We currently have 4 SVXes and 2 Outbacks. We only have a 2 car garage. I am like a drug addict who sees a fresh supply of opium.

PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:26 AM
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I had a BAJA for a short while, and decided It wasn't the car for me....so...my Vote is.... Don't do it!
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:00 PM
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I was looking for a Baja for ages. The ones I found were junk or overpriced like the ones you found. That's way too much money for what they are.
They are prone to the usual Outback rust because that's all they are, an Outback with the back windows cut off.
Don't do it!!! Too much $$$ for nothing.
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Old 06-06-2018, 04:08 AM
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Re: Need Help

If you had found a manual turbo baja, I'd say do it. Super rare even by SVX standards and a neat car with a 4.44 five speed. But at the end of the day, as blacky said, it's an outback with the back chopped off.

Life is short, Subarus are awesome. You want it? Get it.
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:35 AM
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our Forester XT turbo's engine went at 71k. this was my wife's gently driven, unmodified, meticulously maintained car.

ask Mike Davis about his Legacy GT turbo.



Subaru's have a reputation for reliability.
it may have been true a long time ago, but not anymore. great marketing by them to maintain that belief, though.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:25 AM
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I'm sorry, I cannot echo the general sentiment on here... I have a 2006 Baja Turbo Manual and I love it. Sure, it has all the problems and issues associated with a 12 year old turbo vehicle, but it's awesome just the same.
If you have the need for this type of vehicle, there are very few similar cars produced nowadays that can be as flexible.
The current state of the vehicle is all about how it has been driven and maintained... pick the best one you can find.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:55 PM
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We have a an '07 turbo Outback. It has never given us any trouble, but we take care of our cars and give them the required service and beyond on time.
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Re: Need Help

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Our 2010 2.5 Outback went 335,000 miles without a hiccup, just regular service.

But my much-babied 1996 Polo blew a head gasket in 2010, with just 121,000 miles. No amount of maintenance could have prevented that.
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I've just about decided to get the 2006 Baja turbo. The one I'm going after is silver with 123, 519 miles on it and has a full bed cover.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:54 PM
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No opinion on the car

But.

Life is short.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:36 AM
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I've just about decided to get the 2006 Baja turbo. The one I'm going after is silver with 123, 519 miles on it and has a full bed cover.
Go for it... life is short and we have to make it fun. Certainly a 12 year old Baja can't be any more difficult to run and maintain than a 25 year old SVX! Good luck!

For me, the Baja is my quick car, my SVX is my fast car...
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Life is short and we have to make it fun.

For me, the Baja is my quick car, my SVX is my fast car...
But Larry has always made it fun. He is smitten with his post-war, exotic, vintage "Naviguesser".

She is both quick AND fast...
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John,

I don't own the "Beautiful Naviguesser" she owns me.
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I decided not to get the Baja. Maybe I'll get a Ferrari instead.
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Maybe I’ll get a Ferrari instead
Mike Davis has a 2000 Ferrari Modena 360 for sale at Pennant Motors, with only 35,000 miles.

And the color is sure to be a perfect match to one of Rosie's lipsticks or OPI nail colors. And I am sure you could find her a summer handbag to go with the interior.

(And the lovely "Dooney Diva" in my house probably already has one...)

http://pennantmotors.motorlot.com/in...odena-f1--2003

http://vi.vipr.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayI...1&secureDesc=0


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