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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dansherpa writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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5

Pros

fast, fast, fast

Cons

premium fuel

dansherpa
25

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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Sharda writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza Review
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5

Pros

Handeling

Cons

Needs more speed!

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My Car Rocks! — This car is so much fun to drive, gas mileage kinda sucks. Black paint and black leather interior, dark black tint...imagine how sweet it looks! Excellent condition no repairs needed. the only thing I would say that needs changing is SPEED!

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

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Kyle writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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4

Pros

The fact that its 4x4 and a sports car, it handles like a dream

Cons

The gas consumption sucks bad

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Do Test Drive One, And You Will Want To Buy It Right There! Awesome Cars. — I have owned this car for almost 3 yrs now and I have upgraded most of the car in some form or another. Even as a stock RS, this car has been amazing from the start. I would diffenately recommend this car to anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Trevor writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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4

Pros

AWD, built like a tank, super fun to drive.

Cons

Cop magnet, not the best looking car, only takes 91 OCT.

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Fun, Safe, Speedy, Reliabile Car, That Doesn't Break The Wallet. — Performance - Quick car, but lacks torque in low RPMs because of turbo lag. Out handles anything of similar value on the road. Build Quality - Built like a tank. I pulled an F-250 out of the mud with this car. Appearance - Takes a while to warm up to the look of this car. Its a cop magnet tho. Functional hood scoop and a spoiler don't help. Cost of Ownership - 91 Octane only but its worth it. Its really not much more than a good Accura to own. Fun Factor - This car feels like its on rail road tracks. You can take it off road. If there's lots of pot holes and un-even surface on your road you'll be able to drive faster on it than say... a super car. Super fun.

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

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Andrey writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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5

Pros

boost

Cons

awd gets boring, not for long though

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Awd + Boost = Happy — love it, awd has its us and downs, for the most part i love it, looks sick i dropped it, and it handles like crazy, having an engine built, so should be a lot of fun, cant wait. ha ha

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

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Tyler writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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5

Pros

AWD / TURBO / LOOKS

Cons

Costly maintenance once heavily modified

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Wrx — great low end torque, good acceleration from stock turbo, interior is very nice for stock and built for race- styled comfort, appearance is unique, gas mileage is good and maintenance is low until you start modifying it, very fun to drive this all wheel drive turbo vehicle.

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

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Ryan writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza Review
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5

Pros

Fun to drive

Cons

Tires need to be low profile for the way i drive and the rear end of the car could be a little heavier and the power should be almost equal to all tires just a little more power to the rear tires instead of the front.

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If The Walls On The Tire Had A Lower Profile It Would Be Amazing To Drive, For Now Its Just Awsome — The 2.5RS has ok acceleration, braking is great but the back end is a little too light so watch out when breaking really hard in a corner cuz the back end will slide out really easy when the road is wet. Other then that its a fun car to drive.

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

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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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1993 Subaru Impreza Reviews

My Dream Car I Inally Own By Michel

rhd wrx 2.o l turbo awd 5 speed manual alot of fun insane acceleration withe the 4.444 gear ratio,unbeatable in snow,cops dont look at it.suspension is just hard enough not hard on gaz if u dont pus... Read More

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1994 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Just For Fun By Aiew

Performance - Great Power, break and handling Build Quality - She's quite old and need to be touch up Appearance - Looks like an old JDM Cost of Ownership - 5-6 km/L, maintenance is quite low Fun Fa... Read More

My Impreza From 94' By Fazakas

it is a good car,i like it!accelerating good but the top speed is not so mutch.built quality:many parts make noises...The cost of ownership is lowww.fun factor:yes,is fun to drive this car,i love it! Read More

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1995 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Subarus Are The Best!!! By SUBARU4EVER

I love how reliable this car is!!! I will ALWAYS own a Subaru because of how reliable and sturdy they are! This car can take you far and does well on the highway with mileage. This car can go for 2... Read More

Imprexa Wrx Beast By Michelle

280bhp+ means fun every time you drive her, mint acceleration, handling and braking. Old style body shape but still looks beaut. minor work been needed to body due to age but cheap-ish and easily sort... Read More

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1996 Subaru Impreza Reviews

The Super Sube By henry_s

Overall very happy with this car. It was my first ride ever, so it'll always remain near and dear. Like any car, keep up with maintenance and it will reward you. If you live in an area with snowy wint... Read More

I'll Never Look At Another Make Car Again Scoobies Are In My Blood By Craig

This car is great fun to drive the performance and accelaration are second to none. As hopefully you will agree i have modified this car in a tastefull way. Every where i go i get comments and looks f... Read More

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1997 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Amazing, Long-lasting, Fun Suby! By yaboycrispee

I love this car. It's amazingly fun to drive, especially considering it's my first stick! Wouldn't trade this car for anything -- I'll use it til it gives up on me! 90k miles roughly, drives like new.... Read More

Good Value By Nine99

I took it to 225,000 miles before it was totaled in 2012. I should have gotten another 2 years (18 years of service life) out of it before the body rust would be beyond repair. The windshield could no... Read More

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