Tuesday, July 16, 2019

5-Speed Uticorn: 2005 Subaru Baja Turbo

Are you a fan of the utility of El Camino style 4-door car-based pickup trucks?  What about 5-speed equipped, turbo, all-wheel-drive versions? Down under they call them utes, but up here in right-side-up world we call them uticorns because they are all but non-existent -- and if it wasn't for a little Japanese company called Subaru, we wouldn't have them at all.  Find this 2005 Subaru Baja Turbo offered for $9,500 in Pittsburgh, PA via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.

From the seller:

2005 Subaru Baja 
condition: good 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: 4wd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 197000 
paint color: silver 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: truck 
Selling my 2005 Baja. 197k miles. Most major maintenance work has been done in the past 12,000 miles. Make offers, only trades I am interested in is towards a chrome bumper C3 or C5 Corvette, manual only. Comes with almost all original parts. No rust, fresh 5/20 inspection and emissions. More details available. Located just south of Pittsburgh Pa. Price is OBO Clean title in hand.

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  1. Ugly but so useful. Check where it was assembled. NonJapan assembly means head gasket issues.

    1. At 197K miles, any original issues would have been taken care of...

  2. baja (bah-hah)
    a. drop
    d.short (bed)

  3. When I was I kid on our farm when grandfather got a new car the old car would have its trunk lid removed, so as to facilitate carrying shovels, hay bales, and tools. I remember a 55 Buick Roadmaster, 57 Chevy, and then a Mercedes Benz 190 diesel that lasted for 20 years of off road use.

    Always thought that the car companies were missing out on a market niche.

    Of course my grandfather once got a cow on a San Francisco cable car, so it’s entirely possible that his automotive tastes were less mainstream than I imagined.


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