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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Oybek2248 writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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5

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Great Looking, Reliable, No Problems.

Cons

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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Ryan writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sport Review
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5

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fast, exelent handling/braking/acceleration

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Slow through lower rpms

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Fun To Drive — fast but quiet, with a cold air intake, and an exhaust this car would be better, stock intake chokes out the motor, feels like it needs to be able to breath better, over all good car, very responsive, all around fun to drive

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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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William writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sport Review
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I love the power without the turbo lag. The powers always on.

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The damn ABS. I cant have any fun in the snow with it.

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I Love My 2.5 Rs — I Love the style of the car. I love how people always say "how many pounds of boost you running?" But even without a turbo the car is very impressive. I think the cars are very well put together compared to some cars I have owned in the past. I owned two Subarus and I would definally buy another one.

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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Steven writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sport Review
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all wheel drive

Cons

not turbo

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Suby — exhaust sounds sweet and awd is great for off roading. fun to drive in the snow beast in mud and jumps from pavement to dirt like a champ. most of it has to do with the driver but we wont go there.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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sounds good, fun to drive, handles well, awd is nice comes in handy in winter, and not a bad looking car either

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rattles and squeks alot, becomes annoying

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Review — Performance- air intake makes it sound much nicer above 3,000 rpm, soon a catback exhaust Build Quality- lots of rattles n squeaks (annoying) once you get a few fixed more come up Appearance- stock but looks good, hoping to lower it in the future 2" Fun factor- pretty fun car to drive, takes turns well and has some get up and go to it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Laszlo writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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Handling, Engine sounds awesome.

Cons

Dont be upset when the tranny blows

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Awesome If You Dont Want More Hp Then Stock Or Dont Mind Dropping 4k On Ur Tranny. — Cant go wrong with a boxter engine. But the tranny could be a little beefer since i destroyed 2nd gear all ready. LB has the pics. 3k later i need a new axle gotta love job security for mechanics. The turn angles i can take make my car amazing to drive.

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

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Nick writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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4

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its quick and sounds good

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kinda boring

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Wrx Review — Its quick, handels good, well built and reliable, its supposed to get decent gas mileage but i speed so i dont get good mpg at all, i have the premium stock sound system and it sounds pretty good, i tihnk thats it.....

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Adrian writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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The hole lot

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Silly corsa's and renaults think they are faster LMFAO

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Subaru Wrx — Awsome seed quick off the mark the handling is how you expect a subaru to handle like a grey hound round a track, the build quality was absolutly solid all the bumps and speed yet still no creeks, with the carbon world rally spoiler on the back it looked the danglies, best car I've had and i would have another one any day.

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2013 Subaru Impreza Reviews

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2012 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Fully Functional And Fun Car By Sean

I love being able to pack up the car and go camping. With the subaru I can fold all the seats down and i have ample room for what i bring. I have also fit six people in this car with a cooler. With th... Read More

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

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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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