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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Jamie writes:
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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Julie writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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5

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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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Joe writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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5

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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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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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5

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Fun utility

Cons

Tickets

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Buy One — Performance - GOOD Build quality - Mechanically soild but some small rattles. Appearance - I like it but then I'm a sports wagon/estate, hatchback lover. Cost of Ownership - not too bad, until you start buying mods. Fun factor - come on 280HP mountain roads less than 1 hour away, Interstates/Motorways that are straight for miles, and snow to play with in winter :)

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

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Darryl writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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everything

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power, but its to be expected from a non turbo

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05 Subaru Rs Impreza — ive got an 05 Subaru impreza 2.5 liter r.s its silver with black interior, ive put in a kenwood sound system comprising of head unit, 4x 4in speakers 1000 watt amp and 1500 watt dual cone sub, its awesome can make the whole car shake if u want. im out of stuff to write about it but i highly recommend this car to anyone who wants a nice driving car that u can actually use day to day

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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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Nadia writes:
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Review
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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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2013 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Sexy Beast By Xaviernator1000

I love the handling couldn't ask for better great for those ralley roads and amazing in the snow can definitely have some fun in it. It has a very unique look to the car which I love. Great car overa... Read More

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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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