2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi User Reviews

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 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: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"power" 29 reviews
"ride" 25 reviews
"speed" 16 reviews
"handling" 15 reviews
"awd" 8 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"rattle" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews

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FAST and FUN! You get a lot of looks and waves.

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Having to buy the most expensive gas.

ciscokid1
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Its A Very Nice And Good Car. — The car is very cool and very fun to drive. It has plenty of power and doen't lack on performance at all. The tinted windows are very nice not just so no one can look in but for the sun also. This car never let me down.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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extremely reliable, great car for any type of weather conditions. lots of power, an eye catcher, and a blast to drive

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rear leg room is pretty much non existent.  the fuel economy is not that great. trunk space is very limited.  

DominicP24
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Great Car — great car to commute to work or take out fro a joy ride on the weekends. suttiable for a small family., very limited leg room in the back as well as trunk space. as far as the front seats go very comfortable. I would not like to sit in the seats for a long period of time though. all around great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Exilerating driver even if you're in cruise control on the freeway.
Rarely a dull moment, and handles every weather situation wonderfully.

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Not enough roads to really let you use the car like it's built to be used.
Stop and Go traffic is extremely frustrating!

deck1024
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Subaru Wrx Sti, Not For The Modest Driver But The Driver That Is Driven. — I would buy this car again and again. However there is always a time to pass the torch on and allow someone else to embrace pure thrill. The car handles the road exceptionally well. When I initially was purchasing this car it was between this and an S2000. I am happy I went with the STi. AWD, 4 door, more power, better body style.

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Great torque and gobs of power . Great in snow. Handled well. Brakes worked great. Front seats were awesome. Dash design was great, really aggressive and awesome at night.

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Squeaked and rattled and the dealer couldn't ever pin-point from were. Loud.

dus10reed
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The Anti-tree Hugger Subaru. — Most Subaru's are owned by members of the Sierra Club or a member of PETA. Not the STi! These are owned by hard core driving enthusiasts that don't mind having to kill multiple rubber trees to support the habbit of keeping tires on this car. A really fun car. Lots of power and torque. A very distinct boxer 4 engine sound. a great interior design and layout. Good handling in all weather conditions. A really fun car to own.

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

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Handling is great and the tune is exceptional. Wanted the car to appear to be something Subaru could have come out with. Reliability is great with over 100000 miles even though the motor was built for the extra power to handle the Full Race twin scroll Borge Warner turbo that produces great power starting at 3500 on.

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None really. I do wish sometime that I did cams and the bigger race exhaust from APS but can't say if I would like the feel of the power band.

Rculose
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Nothing. — I have owned his car from new and can not see ever parting with her. Very dependable and runs great. My last addition was the exterior flares suspension and wheels tire set up. After some consideration I decided to go with the flares you see with a rubber strip to protect the flares. Rather than doing the wide body kits available that in my opinion just made the car look modded i liked the flares more for the aggressive stance it gives the car. My main goal was to not have it look butchered and i hope most will agree.

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

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its fast fun and a blast to drive

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the car is rough riding but thats due to the sport car suspention

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The Car Is All Around Awesome — Well to start off its all wheel drive which kicks ass. it handles like a dream in the corners at high speeds. its not the best riding car but you know that when you buy it lol i mean its not a cadi. the boxer 2.5 turbo has plenty of power stock with tons of room to add more. if your going to buy the car new its not cheap, but the price is worth the rewards. the cars looks great too. i like the hood scoop and rear spoiler plus they are slammed to the ground. all in all the car has a huge fun factor i love the car.

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

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Design and Speed

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Simply nothing

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Subaru Forever — Performance- acceleration,braking,handling,comfort,its really fun to drive this car, its a car that should mainly be used for sports purposes(sprinted driving,track racing,off roading,Rally) but it can as well be used for family purposes

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

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Great performance, surprisingly reliable (I abuse the crap out of it), decent trunk space and passenger space considering it is a sports car.  Easy to mod.  Also, awesome in the snow (with snow tires).

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Not a great city car. Gas mileage of a large sedan. Bumpy ride. Noisy ride. These things should be expected though :)  Also, terrifying in the snow (with summer tires)

ryanski44
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Great Sports Car, Decent "trip To The Grocery Store" Car, Poor City/commuter Car. — I've had this car for 4 years and it has been fantastic. It has had very few issues. And, some of the issues it has had was because I have modified it fairly significantly over the years. I use this car for fun, and recently have been commuting in it because I have no other car to commute in. The only thing it is really bad at is commuting and providing a comfortable ride on long road trips. Everything else it is pretty damn good at. I throw snow tires on it every winter and go skiing every weekend and it does great. I throw summer tires on it in the summer and take it on windy mountain roads and it does fantastic. The stock suspension under-steers a bit, but it keeps the ride safe. You can always throw a new suspension in it and get it handling neutrally. Most of the time I'm driving it in ordinary circumstances and it's not bad. I actually think the front seats are super comfortable, and the back seats are better than most. Oh, forgot to mention: fun to drive, all the time.

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

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Everything

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Sexti — Overall a wonderful car. Probably the best that i have ever owned. I just screams Sexy. The DCCD is a great add to the car. It can change the driving experience alot depending on the condition of the road you are on. It is the best period

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

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amazing driving experience

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avoid because its better than what you drive

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Should Never Own Anything Besides A Subaru — all you can ask from a car and more, room, power, handling, looks, sound... the over all feel of the vehicle is exquisite, when looking for a fun to drive car with both power and practicality, this surpasses those standards by far.

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

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