2005 Subaru Impreza User Reviews

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James writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sport Review
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5

Pros

Cheap to buy and maintain.
Fun to play with.
Clean and quick.
Great Daily Driver
Can go fast, but can also drive your granny to the grocery store.
Snow has nothing on this car.
Performance is more than enough for those who want a commuter car.
IMO Best looking of all the bunch.

Cons

Lacks the grunt of it's older brothers
Performance-only minded drivers may find more enjoyment in other cars for the same price. Such as the Civic Si series.
Weak Alternator - in laymen's terms, the electrical output is lower than average.
Looks funky without a spoiler.

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A Daily Driver With Muscle. — This is my first car, and I absolutely love it. It comes out of the box with better performance than your general econobox. However, if you wish to make it peppier, the options for aftermarket parts are definitely there. Perhaps it's main pro is that for a under 20k car it comes with AWD, which is a great heltp in winter time if you live in Chicago like me. It's decently fast, and it can turn pretty well too. It's definitely above average if hyou're looking at a commuter car. All that and you can use 87 octane as well. So it's super cost-effective. Gas mileage is 22 MPG Street and 28 MPG Highway. While not great it is abvoe average. For the power you get, it's great. Like any street-car it has plenty of low end grunt. It has enough to get you past thae car ahead of you on a lane merge. For the tuner, it presents a challenging project, as power does not come easily to the 2.5RS like it does for the beefier brothers, the WRX and the WRX STi.

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Chris writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Special Edition Wagon Review
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5

Pros

can handle nearly any weather and is not extremely expensive

Cons

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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Jonathan3166 writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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4

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AWD, enough get up and go for a daily driver.

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Premium gas, could be faster!

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Ugly And Gorgeous At The Same Time... And It Will Kick Your Butt While You Look At It. — Subaru certainly doesn't have a gift when it comes to designing attractive cars, but there's something about the Impreza in the WRX form. It's like a bulldog. Ugly, but cute at the same time. This car is the ultimate daily driver, all wheel drive, and it can move if you want it to.

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corey_cant writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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4

Pros

Lightweight.
Handles great.
Fast.
Fun!
Comfortable for a sports car.
Easy to modify.
I personally get 23mpg, so economical.

Cons

Little brakes, but functional.
Little leg room in back.

corey_cant
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I Love My Wrx — I would say all in all the vehicle is an excellent sports car. Its light, its quick, and its fun. Fun! For the price you can't go wrong either. Its my first import and I've been hooked. When you sit down it gives the impression it wants to just hug you while you take it out for a spin. Its economical enough and comfortable enough to daily drive. Everything seems where it should be. Has been very reliable to me, top of radiator finally blew after 98k miles. Its a great beginner sports car, and great to build up. When you run it through its paces you really begin to notice the potential of the car. It seems if it has a learning curve, you can do so much with it once you get the feel. Granted its a sedan, it isn't a family car. For the price, its a steal.

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

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Jimmy writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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5

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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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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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Joe writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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Everything

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Everything

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Its Perfect For Me — Slow, squeaky, looks faster than it is, cheap to own until something goes wrong, but I love it and its a great New England commuter. Wish it was a little faster and had less body roll, but it fit the bill.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nadia writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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5

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Small, quick, nicely designed and very reliable.  

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Better on gas???  I know, I'm asking too much for a turbo, but the mileage might be OUR DRIVING problem :-)

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Our Baby-beast — Love this car. This used to be my car (husband's now) and I had too many close-calls with this one, my foot just wants to go down.

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Nick writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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5

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its a subaru! duh!

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if you dont like performance, reliability, and affordability, this is not for you

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Get One! — first thing swapped 2.5RS for a 2006 2.5 WRX motor, dual overhead cam, and of course, turbo. stainless steel headers, cat delete uppipe, cat delete 3 inch downpipe and exhaust pipe, grimmspeed electronic boost contrller, oversized stainless steel/aluminum top mount intercooler, tgv delete, 2 10" alpline subs powered by a 1200 watt amp. this car is amazing! if you've never driven a subaru you dont know what fun is! the symetrical all wheel drive grips the road at any speed. light weight build and 4 cyl boxer engine make for a sporty sedan that will blow your mind! parts are usually overpriced and hard to get.

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

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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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2012 Subaru Impreza Reviews

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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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