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Average User Score
4.8 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 67 reviews
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 67 reviews
A distinctive large dual-plane rear spoiler and enormous hood scoop announce the race-oriented nature of the 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi even before you realize just how fast this sport sedan can go. 2005 is the second year for this rally car modified for the everyday consumer, so little has changed.
The 2005 WRX STi is propelled by a turbocharged 2.5-liter, 300-hp DOHC flat-4 engine and six-speed manual transmission. It comes standard with all-wheel drive, ABS, Brembo brakes, dual front side airbags, and DCCD -- Driver Control Center Differential, which allows the driver to distribute torque according to the driving conditions. Changes in 2005 mostly involve performance enhancements, and include a retuned suspension and a new helical limited slip differential. 17-inch alloy wheels come in either gold or silver this year. Inside, automatic climate control and a 6-CD changer have been added. The center console is also updated to hold more items. Options add on a short throw shifter and turbo boost gauge, for the enjoyment of the driver.
It's hard to find disappointed owners of the 2005 Impreza WRX STi. It was designed for racing fans, and it seems to accomplish its mission quite well. Drivers love its speed, power, and expert handling. There is limited body roll as it hugs curves. All-wheel drive adds extra confidence and versatility. Acceleration is top-notch. Complaints center on its over-the-top looks, and in fact, rear visibility is hampered by the huge spoiler. Backseat legroom is compromised, the ride can be rough, and the seats are not very comfortable. And for some reason, there is no clock.
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