2005 Subaru Impreza User Reviews

2005 Subaru Impreza Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 48 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 25 reviews
"power" 17 reviews
"speed" 12 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
"awd" 9 reviews
CONS
"power" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"turbo" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews

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Byron writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Wagon Review
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balance

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under powered

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It Is What It Is, A Reliable Daily Driver — Would opt for a WRX if I had to do it over again. First import and will never go back to domestic

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Jimmy writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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Engine, all wheel drive

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It sounds like its going to crash in like an aluminium can in the car wash

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It Sounds Like A Tin Can But It Rips — It is the most fun car to drive ever. Gets up the mountains and its called Jakee, what else would you want.

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Fenn_J writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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I love my WRX . its fast, It hooks the road wet or dry. I've owned a 300zx tt , starion ESI-R and when i was in high school I had a  340 Cuda. My WRX is the best all around car for Fri and Saturday nite fun. Then come Monday back to work I have fun geting there too. Its my Big Boy Toy. If I could I would park it in my Man room.

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I wish it had a 6 speed but, not the STi 6 speed. The gear in the STi are to short in the RPM to MPH. Subaru made the flywheel to heavy. This make's the 2.0 lag. The shock rims do not thing for the looks too.

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You Looking For All Year Fun,wet ,snow And Dry. Wrx Or Sti Is #1 — Best Bang for the Buck. You can Make a WRX as Fast as a WRX STi with Less Than $1000 It has been proven time and time again to have great fitment, performance, and reliability, for the price. A must have a Cobb AP.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Special Edition Wagon Review
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can handle nearly any weather and is not extremely expensive

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maintenance can be expensive and rust can be an issue in the northern US

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Great Car If You Need More Than Your Average Car — great little car plenty of power to have some fun pretty inexpensive and fun to drive. holds plenty of stuff in and on top of the car. seats are comfortable rears are small but not bad for a younger family

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ironbuck writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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Handling, great seats, great in the snow

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Speed

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Wrx Lite — Great commuter. Great Slow Car to Drive Fast. Has some of the great elements of the WRX, w/o the boy racer stigma. Great small car for city driving. Could use more power and better breaks and Ipod Connectivity. Maintenance could be better.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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Fast and AWD

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I always want more power. 400whp just isn't enough.

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'05 Wrx — I'd but this car again. It take a beating and keeps on going. This car has seen more of American than most people ever will. Its quick and fun to drive from the get-go and if you are into modifying yur car, there are parts literally EVERYWHERE for it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Oybek2248 writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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Great Looking, Reliable, No Problems.

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Its has a small dent on a left panel

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Great Car For A Right Price — This Subaru doesn't have any problems, except a little cosmetic touch ups.This Exterior Touch ups Don't affect the performance and handling. But I'm getting them fixed so it should be perfect for the day of sale. This car is Perfect for the Winter Thanks to the Subaru 4WD system.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Anastasyia writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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Mostly everyth!

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Needs more aftermarket parts.

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Very Satisfactory — Performance - Handles great in the corners, Acceleration is good could use more power especially on the hills, good braking. Build Quality - is good had few none regular repairs done, rather then that all good Appearance - Love her body style, id say personally that is my favorite yr. Interior is really nice too, simple and to the point. Fun Facts - For now its all stock, so definitely can be improved with some after market or WRX parts. Love taking her through the canyons, i definitely enjoy driving it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Neil writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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love everything except fuel economy

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don't hate anything about it, it make's me grin everytime

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Try It You Might Like It — As my car had done 60k plus miles when i bought it I knew i might to spend a few quid on it but was pleasently surprised how little i have spent in the last year even though i have done 13k in a little over 12 months, just wish fuel was a little cheaper! overall it handle like it's on rails and sounds great, but i would say that as this know my forth one in about 9 years lol

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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dansherpa writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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fast, fast, fast

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premium fuel

dansherpa
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Buy It! — Awesome ride at a decent price. Look at the others then come back to this one. Do they have AWD? Turbo? Cheaper? You can't beat this thing in the snow, on the track, on the beach, anywhere. Just get one!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Subaru Impreza Reviews

I'm Really Surprised More People Don't Own These. By WizUnderWater

I HAD to buy a 4WD to get up our hill. Sadly had to get rid of my Mustang. Bought the Impreza because it wasn't as "boxy" as the other small SUVs. Since it was based on the car it was zippy, corne... Read More

All Purpose Small Car By ccravotta3

Reliable. Good function and performance. Step up from 2WD economy vehicles of same class. Hatchback to cargo area with fold down seats make loading and unloading easy. Great handling on country roads ... Read More

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2011 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Overall Good Reliable Car For 21k By pooderheads

Love the all wheel drive in winter, low maintenance, will last a long time like most subarus, parts are moderately priced, looks like WRX (hatch), great cargo space. Don't like the passenger front sea... Read More

Ilove The Car It Is Probably The Best Handeling Car I Ever Owned By geomanski

Not the best riding car but then it was never ment to be.It has power almost on demand I wanted to get the STI but when I drove the WRX it was a very close second and if I wanted more power the p... Read More

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2010 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Awesome By Craig

This care has never left me stranded! It is great in snow, ice, rain, or any other type of weather! The look is elegant and sophisticated. The interior has many options that make the car comfortable a... Read More

Great Little Car By jakereese

I just got this car a week ago so this will be a short review for now. First on the looks. I love the look of this car, I find myself checking it out often. Build quality: There are some noise whe... Read More

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2009 Subaru Impreza Reviews

09 Impreza By shawje

I love this car but with a growing family the small storage becomes an issue. Might be good as a second car. The AWD will get the car nearly anywhere you want. Power is sluggish until high up in rp... Read More

Wrausarex (please Keep Your Hands In The Vehicle At All Times). By Interceptor

One of best decisions I've made was trading in my 2004 WRX for an 09 WRX! Although I think my 04 looked Beefy like the Incredible Hulk... this WRX has the little niceties (MP3, Bluetooth - phone, Sat... Read More

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2008 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Fun, Dependable Commuter For Wintry Climates. By schlep1rock

Great commuter car. Buy a entry level sedan or hatchback and put in a new stereo and speakers if you like music. The value of this car cannot be matched. Sales and service staff at my local dealership... Read More

All Around Perfect For Weather And Cargo. By Prieta

I liked how comfortable I was taking this car off road to either go fishing or up in the mountains to go skiing. I loved the fact that I never once had any mechanical problems with it for the 25K mil... Read More

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