2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi User Reviews

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 69 reviews

  • 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" 27 reviews
"ride" 24 reviews
"speed" 16 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
"turbo" 8 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"rattle" 3 reviews

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Johan writes:
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See review.

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A bit expensive...

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See Review. — Great car, great fun! Uses a lot of gas, but that is probably known to the car freaks who want to buy this car. Awesome performace, handling, quality, and the shortshifted gearbox is similar to a rally car. A bit noisy, a bit typical japanese"plastic" interior, but definately recommended to any car performance freak out there!!

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

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Chad writes:
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Power, comfort

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That I had to get rid of it.

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2005 Subaru Wrx Sti — Excellent power. Turbo spools quickly with almost no lag. My first all wheel drive, take a little getting used to. Not as nimble as an M3 or a Miata but I really enjoyed this car. If I could get another 2005 I would in a heartbeat.

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

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Kevin writes:
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Amazing car for any car enthusiast

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can attract too much attention and tight suspension is hard on bumps.

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05 Sti User Review — Accelerates, Brakes, and handles like no other on the track stock. Looks very aggressive so you have to be aware of cops at all times for even going 5 over. Gas mileage is about 19 city/ havent done any highway driving. It is the best vehicle I have ever driven and its known for its safety.

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Lee writes:
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5

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AWD DCCD brembo breaks

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needs some gold BBS rims and tinted windows lol

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My Dream Car — I absolutely love this car. I started off driving my boyfriends '06 Impreza 2.5i and got used to that. About a year later I ended up driving the '05 seen in this photograph. It handled great, but then again it was off the lot so...

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deck1024 writes:
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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!

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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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Rculose writes:
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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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Chris writes:
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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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Eric writes:
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Everything

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Nothing

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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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Mike writes:
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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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Brandon writes:
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awd, turbo, 4 door

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weak bottom end on big turbo with high boost

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Love It.... — fun, true awd. rear wheel driver with front wheel assist. turbo, 6 speed, 4 door. safety, easy to mod. great car following. it's great for winter driving also. such a fun car to drive . I would pick this over the mitsu evo any day. more class to a subaru sti.

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

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