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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Displaying 31 - 40 of 48 2005 Subaru Impreza reviews.

javadave writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza Review
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5

Pros

it gets good mileage, it's fast, it looks better than the ones now they look like a ford i don't like them.

Cons

not enough upgrades. and an SOHC

javadave
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It's An Awesome Car. If You Want A New One Just Drop A New Engine. — i have a 2005 sports package and i love the car. it hasn't failed me and it still kicks. it has 130,000 miles.... no joke. It picks up fast i wish there were more upgrades for it and it was a DOHC. Other than that it's kept up with a lot of 6 cylinder and 8 cylinder cars. i love it!!!

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

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Brad writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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5

Pros

Good acceleration,

Cons

under-steer

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Subaru Wrx Wagon — Has under-steer but good acceleration. Looks good, storage not as abundant as previously thought. Gas mileage is not as good as i hoped Fun to drive. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants to buy this car. Unless they want something to drift then no.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jason writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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5

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Car has a lot of potential for what ever you use it for whether it would be track, rally, or just getting your groceries. It looked great, it drove great, it got excellent gas mileage

Cons

Transmission

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If You Can Find One Buy It. Make Sure It's An '05 To '07 And Concentrate On Beefing Up That Tranny — I really miss this car. I should have kept it. There was nothing wrong with it except for the transmission and I should have just replaced it. This car took anything you threw at it and it would take even more with a swapped six speed or PPG gears. This car was my favorite out of all the cars I've owned and if I could get mine back I would take it in a heartbeat.

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

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Wisrute writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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5

Pros

Exceptional power and fuel economy.

Cons

Rally-car look isn't for everyone.  Weak brakes.

35

A Great All-round Performance Car At A Bargain Price! — This car is a real bargain at half the price of an STi (at least where I live), its performance is very much in the same league when fitted with PPP - Prodrive Performance Package which added another 40hp or so to the basic 220hp stock engine. Plenty of torque is available from 2,500rpm. If driven sensibly, it will return respectable mileage. Suspension needs work as OEM dampers can be bouncy on many occasions, but fear not as plenty of aftermarket parts are available.

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Mick writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sport Review
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5

Pros

it's four-wheel drive, it gets good gas mileage, its affordable

Cons

It's kind of small

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..... No Problems — My Impreza is an 05' 2.5 RS sport, it has 32000 miles on it and has an automatic car starter. I just bought it this weekend and it is amazingly fun to drive! I would reccomend this car to anyone.. I would reccomend any subaru to anyone but I would prefer an Impreza.

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Daniel writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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4

Pros

Practicality, Easy to Personalize

Cons

Squeak and Rattle, Paint, Brakes

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Wrx — Performance: It's not that great stock, I'm running Stage 2 to free it up a bit Build Quality: Rattle, Squeak, Creak Appearance: Its getting a little too flashy for me Cost: Average, a lot cheaper than Euros Fun Factor: Sure Recommend: Yes for AWD, Price, Practicality

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Adrian writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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5

Pros

The hole lot

Cons

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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Ghislain writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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4

Pros

4x4

Cons

poor brake

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Ghislain Impreza 2.5rs 2005 — The engine is really good got a great torch.I like the all wheels drive during winter or on sand to drift a bit.The sound systeme suck so I change it complete I found the brake a bit loose don't have an off grip and they came hot real fast.It cost a bit higher than other car on gaz but its a 4x4 but you will enjoy whan you take some tight curves

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Nicole writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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5

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Performance, handling, styling

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Running costs especially servicing, tyres and insurance

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05 Subaru Impreza Wrx Club Spec 8 — I bought the car new. Is a very willing performer in most conditions, though can be a bit of a princess when it comes to different brands of fuel or cold weather. If you enjoy driving and like to have some fun but need a car that is still easy to drive then there is not much out there that will beat this in its original condition. And it looks good too. Can be pricey to run and maintain.

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vitalik_604 writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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5

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Fast! Fun!

Cons

eats gas!
high insurance

vitalik_604
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Gotta Love An 05 Subaru Wrx... — A 2005 subaru wrx is simply an amazing car thats really fast and FUN to drive!

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

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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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