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Cons: Weak low end acceleration.
Advice: Test drive, to make sure it is a fit.Perfect fit. The right combination and balance, slightly more car than truck. Low end acceleration is a little weak but mid range is great. I added a locking removerable cover for the bed and got a convertable trunk.
Pros: Sports car ride and 4 wheel drive pickup truck utility.
Cons: I wish I got the 5 speed.... but that was my fault, not Subaru's
Advice: Test drive one. You might just fall in love with it. I did.The Subaru Baja is not for the shy. You WILL be noticed. Mine is in a silver grey/silver - sharp yet understated. LOADED w/standard features - Power sunroof/windows/mirrors locks,RKE,fog lights,cruise,AWD,ABS disks on each corner, roll bar, *nice* alloy wheels/60 series tires, xclnt AM-FM CD, consoles and cupholders, all in a package that handles like a sports car.. with a pick up bed. The Baja is really fun to drive. Power is adequate,esp considering 29+ mpg on my last road trip (with an automatic). Quality, quiet, fit and road manners on asphalt and dirt is outstanding. The Subaru buying experience was no pressure, I got the vehicle at invoice, and the company culture is customer oriented.