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Is it a pickup or car ? by CoolBlue87GT
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Report this Post08-06-2011 01:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CoolBlue87GTClick Here to Email CoolBlue87GTSend a Private Message to CoolBlue87GTDirect Link to This Post
Pickup or car ?

Saw this in our parking lot at work today. Looked kind of neat.





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Report this Post08-06-2011 01:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarDirect Link to This Post
Looks like a cross between an Outback and a Brat.
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I believe Hummer's name for that is "sport utility truck"
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You don't have lesbians in Florida? That is a Baja, I don't think they sold a lot of them.
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Report this Post08-06-2011 02:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 1988holleyformulaSend a Private Message to 1988holleyformulaDirect Link to This Post
Those are on my list of averaged priced vehicles I want to own for at least awhile. Baja's are awesome!



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Originally posted by rambozotheclown:

I believe Hummer's name for that is "sport utility truck"


I don't care what any marketing expert named it, it may be a sport utility but it sure as hell ain't no truck.

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Truck. Cars don't have beds.
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Originally posted by RWDPLZ:

Truck. Cars don't have beds.


By any definition I know of, that ain't no bed. Storage space, funny look'n trunk maybe but, bed, no way. Sorry, it just doesn't qualify as a truck.

How many bales of hay can it haul? Towing capacity? How long of a 2X4 can it haul, in the so called bed? How many 80 lb. bags of concrete will it handle before it bottoms out the suspension?

Hopefully, those that like this vehicle will realize, I'm just having a little fun with this. No, it does not qualify as a truck IMO but, that's OK.

My Fiero is also my Limo.

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The Subaru Baja (pronounced ba-ha) is a light-utility, all-wheel-drive, four passenger, four-door coupé utility vehicle manufactured from 2003-2006 by Subaru. The Baja combined the handling and passenger carrying characteristics of a car with the open-bed versatility, and to a lesser degree, load capacity of a pickup truck.

The unibody design borrowed heavily from the existing mechanicals, platform and sheetmetal of the Legacy and Outback wagons.[1] Production began on July 18, 2002[2] as a 2003 model at the Lafayette, Indiana, factory (Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc., aka SIA) once shared with Isuzu.

The Baja's concept recalls many similar car-based, open-bed vehicles:

Subaru's earlier BRAT four-wheel-drive, unibody pickup marketed in the US from 1978–1987
Other small US-marketed unibody pickups such as the Volkswagen Caddy (Rabbit Truck) and Dodge Rampage/Plymouth Scamp[3]
The prominent US rear-wheel drive Ford Ranchero and Chevy El Camino[4]
the two and four-door vehicles of Australia known as the Coupé utility or Ute.
The Baja is named after Mexico's Baja California peninsula – home to the Baja 1000 off-road race


Tinted rear door windows and rear window
Integrated bed liner
Dual-illumination bed light
Four bed tie-down hooks
Bed recesses to receive standard 2x4's – to allow, for example, the owner to construct bi-level storage or install a custom bike rack.
Standard roof rails with cross bars for additional load capacity.
Two distinctive stainless steel flying buttresses[1] behind the passenger compartment, marketed as Sports Bars, provided structural reinforcement for the open bed.
Tow rating of 2,400 lb (1,089 kg).
Rear seat center position rigid hinged storage compartment with integral twin cupholders, rear-seat power supply, rear-seat center storage net, map-pockets at rear of each front seat.
Under-bed mounted spare tire, operable via a cable winch accessible from an access panel in the bed itself.
Fold-up license plate holder.


In a package 6 in (152 mm) longer than an Outback,[1] the Baja featured a four-door passenger compartment along with a 41 in (1,041 mm) open bed and drop-down tailgate.

A system marketed as the "Switchback"[5] allowed the rear passenger seat to fold down and a small thru-hatch to fold inward, allowing an extended length of 75 inches (1900 mm) to the end of the open tailgate. A light in the instrument cluster signaled an "open" status for the Switchback.

Competing against the larger Chevy Avalanche and Ford Explorer Sport Trac, the Baja received a cool market reception. Limited advertising, late arrival of the turbo-charged model, heavily styled lower-body plastic cladding and a yellow-and-silver introductory color scheme may have discouraged broad appeal. James Healey, writing for USAtoday at the time of the Baja's introduction called it a "controversial fashion statement with limited utility".[4]

The Baja received the 2003 and 2004 J.D. Powers's APEAL (for Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study) Award – measuring owner delight with the design, content, layout and performance of their new vehicles – for "Most Appealing Compact Pickup" and the Consumer Reports 2006 highest score for reliability in the pickup truck category.[6]

Manufacturer Subaru-Isuzu Automotive, Inc.
Production 2003 - 2006
Assembly Lafayette, Indiana
Class Mid-size
Body style 4-door coupé utility (pickup)
Layout All wheel drive
Engine 2.5L 165 hp (123 kW) H4

2.5L 210 hp (157 kW) H4
Transmission 4-speed automatic

5-speed manual
Wheelbase 104.3 in (2,649 mm)
Length 193.1 in (4,905 mm)
Width 70.1 in (1,781 mm)
Height 64.2 in (1,631 mm) (2003-04)
65.1 in (1,654 mm) (2005-06)
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To me its a pickup truck. Bed size dont matter, its still a bed. Its no different than Chevy SLR which is worthless in any way. You cant even haul groceries in an SLR...the bed is only good for stowing the top.
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

To me its a pickup truck. Bed size dont matter, its still a bed. Its no different than Chevy SLR which is worthless in any way. You cant even haul groceries in an SLR...the bed is only good for stowing the top.



Oh. So, you're one of those that believe size doesn't matter?

Just Kidding Roger.

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You don't have lesbians in Florida? That is a Baja, I don't think they sold a lot of them.


What does having or not having lesbians in Florida have to do with this vehicle?
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So, what is/was and El Camino?
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Originally posted by Patrick's Dad:

So, what is/was and El Camino?



My opinion: A modified Chevy Malibu with a large open trunk. I think if was the same chasis as the Malibu, could be wrong on that. But, it's still a car chasis. Yeah, they could haul more volume but, not much weight. Very cool rides though. Just not a truck although, I know some folks call them that. Doesn't really matter to me though.

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Originally posted by blackrams:
My opinion: A modified Chevy Malibu with a large open trunk. I think if was the same chasis as the Malibu, could be wrong on that. But, it's still a car chasis. Yeah, they could haul more volume but, not much weight. Very cool rides though. Just not a truck although, I know some folks call them that. Doesn't really matter to me though.


Apparently, it's the same frame, but boxed for extra strength.
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I tried to talk my wife into getting a Baja when she was car shopping.

I think they are the best of both worlds, she can have the comfort of a car, with seating, and the room in the back to haul the occasional Dryer, or stinky bag of whatever to the dumpster downtown...You know, the one without cameras.

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Originally posted by avengador1:


What does having or not having lesbians in Florida have to do with this vehicle?


I think he's referring to the thought that a of lot Lesbians own and drive Subies. I know in Minnesota it's for the most part assumed, but probably more folklore.
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Originally posted by twofatguys:


or stinky bag of whatever to the dumpster downtown...You know, the one without cameras.

Brad


And here I thought I was the only one! Have not had garbage service for 3 years. Unbelievable, they wanted $24 a month for curbside service.. and since we only have 1 bag of garbage a week, that was $6 a bag. Total BS.. so now the carwash gets my trash, or the local apartments.
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Okay....it's not a bad looking whatever, but a TRUCK??

Doesn't look like you could haul much more than ass in it.

Just sayin'.
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Originally posted by doug.s:


I think he's referring to the thought that a of lot Lesbians own and drive Subies. I know in Minnesota it's for the most part assumed, but probably more folklore.


I always thought it was for Outbacks... not all Subarus in general.
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Originally posted by 1988holleyformula:


I always thought it was for Outbacks... not all Subarus in general.


Wouldn't the Outback be for the gays?

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Originally posted by Raydar:

Looks like a cross between an Outback and a Brat.


Brats were cool. Never did get to own one tho
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Report this Post08-07-2011 05:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
El Camino is a pickup truck and always was. It has a 6x4.5 bed that can haul anything a short bed pickup truck can.
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I really REALLY wish we would have gotten these in the NA market. The Australians get to have too much fun.

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Holden VZ, for those that don't know. Referred to as the Holden "Ute".
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Originally posted by Fiero84Freak:

I really REALLY wish we would have gotten these in the NA market. The Australians get to have too much fun.

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Holden VZ, for those that don't know. Referred to as the Holden "Ute".


Yep, I like them also but, I sure would not buy one to use as a truck, light duty stuff only in the back. Maybe not even that, it's just too darn sexy to throw anything back there except maybe a couple of ladies for visual entertainment purposes.

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Report this Post08-08-2011 09:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
If the Baja isnt a truck, I go along with a sport utility vehicle. It would be great for camping and offroading (depending on how capable it really is). Its a lot more SUV that a Blazer or Explorer can claim.
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