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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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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Quick, AWD, 4 doors, low-key performance

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Weak transmission relative to AWD.

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Cool — Quick and versatile.

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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 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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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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Fast! Fun!

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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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2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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its a subaru

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its slow

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Slow But Good Handle. A Solid Rugged Car. — The interior is nice. The race seats give it a sporty appearance, but rest is kinda dull. The exterior looks nice. From rear end looks like a wrx, but unfortunately its lacking the turbo and hood scoop lol.

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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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Looks and stylish

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Keypad and sometimes setting alarms to go off sometimes embarrassing

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Fast — Had it for six months, had an 03 Lancer before this, goes fast very Quick compared to Lancer, handles remarkably well

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2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sport Review
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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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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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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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Lightweight.
Handles great.
Fast.
Fun!
Comfortable for a sports car.
Easy to modify.
I personally get 23mpg, so economical.

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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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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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