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2006 Subaru Baja

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 25/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2006 Subaru Baja Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 187 Ratings for the 2003 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Love it!

By on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Useful, handles well, easy to maintain"

Cons: "difficult to access spare tire"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Owned one for ten years with no unexpected problems (just the usual maintenance stuff.) The extendable bed has been invaluable, able to carry kayaks and 12 foot copper plumbing pipes. All wheel drive makes it sure-footed in snow and flood (tested!) The utility of a small truck, combined with the comfort and handling of a well designed auto."

I love my Baja, even after 5 years of ownership.

By on Thursday, March 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "This car is fun to drive and easy on fuel consumpt"

Cons: "The cup holder is too close to the shifter"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love the convenience of the combo car/pick up, all wheel drive, looks, gas mileage...I can go on and on. The rear seat folds down making a flat surface, and there is an access panel behind that to lower so you can haul long objects. I once hauled a 12 foot long roll of carpet for a remodel job I was working on. Its great in snow and I get over 28 mpg on the hi-way with the air conditioning on."

Great driving car, over 35 MPG no problems ever

By on Monday, February 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Price,MPG,Looks,Handling,Great for garage sales..."

Cons: "GasCapPlasticCoverStolenTwicePopRrightOff"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"When I purchased this vehicle I loved the look. The pickup style with the comfort of driving a 4 door with my family. Never had any issues with this great car. I see a few around but the novelty never wears off driving this car. Safety is paramount when I drive this car. My Insurance is also very low for the reason of the workmanship of this car. If you do not have one then get one. I take care of this car and use synthetic Blend."

Perfect - It's a car and a truck- very versital

By on Saturday, February 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 68,300

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very versital- Doesn't feel like a truck"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am the second owner of this car/truck and I love it I don't have to ask my kids to haul anything. It handles very well in the winter and has a sliding sunroof. It's AWD I waited for years to get this car as you can't find them on dealer lots. Was able to find this one the same day it was traded in or it woud have been gone. I love driving it. It's not bulky and it is comfortable. I have not had any problems at all with this little beauty. It's fun to drive and Everyone compliments me on it."

Startling look; excellent utility.

By on Monday, November 25, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, versatile, good mileage."

Cons: "A bit big for city driving."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"My beloved 1995 Impreza Sport died on the opposite side of the country. Had to get my pop-up trailer back to California, so needed a car with a trailer hitch. I never, ever, wanted a pick-up truck, but this was the only thing available. Turns out it's a wonderful car--comfortable, powerful, really versatile. Previous owner upgraded radio and tonneau cover. I've taken four adults, with their backpacking gear, deep into the high country. I'm often hauling around building repair materials. This car can handle it all. I also added a back-up camera, since I can't see through the tailgate. I'd just like to get back to something smaller, like the Outback Sport."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Crowd Favorite... Among the thinking consumer

By on Monday, October 21, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Versatility, Handling, Reliability, Fun, Affordabl"

Cons: "Manual Trans gear ratio, gas mileage (turbo)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"After owning and loving this car for 8 years, I'm not surprised that the overall consumer rating for this under-appreciated vehicle is a 9+. I have always felt that the Baja was a drastically under-promoted, under-supported, under-appreciated vehicle. Subaru, prior to terminating production of what I like to my "Pickup Car" never, every did a stitch of advertising for this little gem and quit selling it back in 2006 right before gas prices went sky-high, the economy tanked, and big pickup trucks lost favor with the American consumer. They stopped selling this "perfect solution" just when they should have been ratcheting up marketing and production. Now, beyond the rant, My favorite things about this car: - Versatility - Handling in tough conditions - 4 seats AND a pickup bed! - Reliability - Low cost for minor and major repairs - Sturdy, quality build - Longevity The very few things that could be improved: - Gas mileage - Gear ratio on the manual transmission sucks (WAY too low, I need to switch into 4th gear at 40 mph) - Heat could be improved a little, no/little air flow down low, by my legs/feet. Ever since they discontinued this vehicle I've had dreams that maybe they would bring it back a 3rd time as a HYBRID, and make it one of their flagship hybrids. With the right exposure, with the right ad campaign, I belive that Subaru would be very happy with the sales and the buzz of this approach. I know I would."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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