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Subaru Baja



  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Member Posts: 9,372
    It's Thursday and that means time again for the longest running chat here in CarSpace, the Subaru Crew! The chat opens at 8:45 pm ET and runs until 10 pm ET. I hope you're able to join us tonight for another enjoyable evening with members of the Crew!
    See you there!

    Bring food :P
  • bullroarertookbullroarertook Member Posts: 1
    I have a question for Baja and SVX owners: do you find it hard to get parts? The reason I ask is that I am looking at buying a Tribeca and looking at the sales figures I’m not too sanguine about its future. I’ve owned two vehicles in my life that turned out to be not very accepted by the masses and parts became an issue. Especially since I tend to hold on to my cars for a decade or more.

  • finhawkfinhawk Member Posts: 1
    I've had no problems with my 06 Turbo. Nor did I have any with my 04. Don't forsee any problems in the future either
  • paisanpaisan Member Posts: 21,181
    No problems with my 92 SVX when I had it. Not a lot of aftermarket parts but stockers were relatively easy to get.

    The great thing about the subies is that on the newer cars, 90% of the stuff is overlapping with at least 1 if not 2 other models. So parts are easy to interchange.

  • hwnboyhwnboy Member Posts: 1
    I live in Hawaii on the Big Island. I have just started to notice a sloshing noise in what seems my door panels. And as like all the other post after driving it around the noise is gone, I guess the water has drained out. Today I thought I'll look under the car and noticed some plugs under the door panels. After moving these plugs around some water just drained out of them. Does anyone know why these plugs are there and can they just be removed with out any problems?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Odd, but you definitely want the water to drain out.
  • bpeeblesbpeebles Member Posts: 4,085
    I have been researching a purchase of a 2006 Baja and have looked at several of them on dealers lots. I noted that some of them have a "whip" antenna above the drivers door while others have a stubby rubber antenna center/rear of the roof.

    Can anyone explain why the same model-year would have 2 different antenna locaitons?

    Are there other less-visible differences with the 2006 model-year?
  • bpeeblesbpeebles Member Posts: 4,085
    I found an answer to my own question...

    The whip antenna above drivers-door is on model with normally-asperated engine.

    The stubby rubber antenna center/rear of the roof signifies turbocharged engine.
  • jeff618jeff618 Member Posts: 29
    I know this is an old string but I thought I'd give an update on a new option I found. I've been a trico neoform guy for a while now but this time I tried 'trico tech beam blades' for the subaru baja. They just came out in late 2009 and what's cool is they have a new, lower, slighty off-set attachment mounting that allows the wiper arms to sit slightly lower. The trico techs are also beefy as hell and look awesome with the lower mounts. They wipe clean and quietly without chatter. Came with removal and replacement instructions - easy install. Picked them up online.
  • bpeeblesbpeebles Member Posts: 4,085
    I too have tried out the new-fangled "beam blades" from several manufacturers. Personally, I bought 4 of these new-fangled "beam blades" at about $12 each. With tax that came out to about $50 JUST FOR WIINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES!!

    I am sad to say that they are not well suited for winter-weather use. It is all too easy to bump them while using the snowbrush to clean off the windsheild. The plastic "endcaps" tend to break off... then the entire blade becomes unstable and may come out of the housing. (my wife and I have been using a snowbrush for over 25 years so I know it was not the fault of our snowbrush-skills - LOL)

    Unfortunately, they all busted as I described above, they dont wipe any 'better' than standard blades and dont last any longer either. I have decided that my money is better spent elsewhere until they perfect the new-fangled "beam blades".
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Yeah, but that's for more than one car, right?

    The new Forester comes with them as standard. Ours work well (OE wiper blades are often better than aftermarket I've found). :shades:
  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,350
    Really? My '10 just had the same old basic wiper (with the armature that is very prone to ice buildup).

    I used Trico Neoform (which is a beam blade) on my minivan and on my Escort, and both have proven to be durable in winter conditions. I tend to use those now just because they are less hassle than a seasonal blade. Winter blades work fine year-round, but their sheathing takes a heavy toll from summer sun and then they tend to be more brittle and tear the following winter. :(
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    I was just showing Frank and Bob yesterday at the DC Auto Show.

    What model do you have? I have a Limited, same model from the auto show.
  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,350
    Ah, that's probably it. I have a lowly Premium.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Well, we just found out something even car101 doesn't list, and they're pretty near complete!
  • jeff618jeff618 Member Posts: 29
    I agree with you about the NeoForm being a good all-weather blade. I use the NeoForms on one vehicle and I just tried the new Trico Techs (also beam blades) on my other vehicle. Both are performing well in this wonderful Wisconsin winter weather.

    As far as the Winter Blades...yeah...the sun and heat do more damage to wipers than actually using them a lot. Ultraviolet + Heat = Stiff, Non-Resilliant Rubber/Plastic = Go Get Yourself Some New Wipers!! LOL
  • epesodeepesode Member Posts: 2
    subaru company please make a new baja for all of us....i really want a subaru baja..
  • epesodeepesode Member Posts: 2
    please make a new subaru baja for all of us cause i really want to have the new subaru baja..
  • lagnarlagnar Member Posts: 1
  • ltlbullltlbull Member Posts: 1
    I cant seem to locate online replacement clips/fastners which go into the small 1/2" holes around the top of the bed liner. I have some that have fallen out.

    Anyone know of a source other than the dealer?


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