The 1st generation of the Baja has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.75. That can be compared against other Subaru generations. Shopping for a Subaru? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 2003–2006 Baja model years have sent in 7 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (28%) followed by the interior (14%) and the clutch (14%).