Regarding the Baja -- Dealer must support parts for 10 years?

Discussion in 'Subaru Baja' started by DRM, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. DRM

    DRM Guest

    I can get an MY03 Subaru Baja for almost 2k under
    invoice now. The only thing that is stopping me is the
    possibility of needing a part for a vehicle that is no longer
    produced. The dealer says that the government forces
    manufacturers to support a vehicle for ten years after
    production has stopped.

    Can anyone tell me if this is true? Does this include all
    parts? I know that most of the mechanicals are shared
    with other subarus -- so this is not a problem, but what
    about the parts that are unique to the baja (the tailgate for
    example)? I fear getting rear-ended a couple years down
    the road and not being able to make proper repairs.

    Any guidance appreciated!

    Dale
     
    DRM, Feb 29, 2004
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    The 10 year rule is correct, only parts supply may take a long time if you
    get into an accident that requires a "Baja part. All engine,transmission and
    driveline parts are the same as the other lines. Ed Hayes
     
    Edward Hayes, Feb 29, 2004
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  3. How about negotiating for some spare parts in the purchase? A bumper and
    tailgate at their cost or something. If you decide you never need them
    I'm sure they'd be worth something on ebay - assuming you have storage
    space for them.

    Carl
    1 Lucky Texan
     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Feb 29, 2004
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    Kar Klean Guest

    Did someone hear that production of the Baja is going to be stopped?
     
    Kar Klean, Mar 1, 2004
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    Jeremiah Guest

    No. There hasn't been a single official report of this. Its speculation
    based on the lack of effort SOA is putting into marketing it and now,
    getting the Turbos to those who have been waiting for months now to receive
    them. They put a cap on production for this year, and yet they still can't
    even get them produced and to buyers for extended periods of time.

    People have mearly speculated for the past 8 months or so that they'll drop
    the line. The MY05 Legacy's/OB's new facelift will be the telling sign of
    what is to come for the Baja. If they're going to invest the redesign
    including the Baja, then we can expect it to stick around for awhile.
     
    Jeremiah, Mar 1, 2004
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  6. DRM

    DRM Guest

    I was back at the dealership today and may pick up my
    Baja tomorrow. Still debating -- kinda pissed me off
    today when I asked about the 0% financing and was told
    it was only 0% for 60 days.

    Anyway, the salesguy says that Subaru is not stopping
    production of the Baja. Of course, he also told me that
    on the East coast, "All you see are Bajas". Right.

    Dale
     
    DRM, Mar 2, 2004
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  7. DRM

    Jeremiah Guest

    Yeah i wouldn't listen to anything on the dealer level. Their only concern
    is to sell. I'd just focus on what SOA puts out for press releases.

    Bajas all over the east coast LOLOLOL

    I'm in MA, which is big scoobie country, and i seldomnly see another Baja
    on the road. I see at least 50 outbacks, but no Bajas. In fact i haven't
    seen a Turbo out on the road driving yet, only on dealer lots.
     
    Jeremiah, Mar 2, 2004
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    Jkpoulos7 Guest

    there are so few bajas on the road in NJ I'm not surprised theyre being axed.
    Plus theyre selling for 18,500 or so is also a clue. Subaru dropped the ball
    with the Baja- they only had a deluxe leather trimmed model alienating the
    college and younger set due to high cost. The rearr seat only holds two and the
    cost of a hard locking cargo cover puts the baja into Outbacck range. Great
    idea poor execution and marketing
     
    Jkpoulos7, Mar 3, 2004
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    Xtranet Guest

    Not to mention that the tailgate is so "heavy" to close. You'd think they
    put rocks in there.
     
    Xtranet, Mar 3, 2004
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    Kar Klean Guest

    As an owner og one I have seen a lot more in the last week or so.
     
    Kar Klean, Mar 3, 2004
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