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2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS SportReview
James writes:
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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.

Pros: 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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2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
biggyoyo says:
pretty cool to drive. comfy. better looking. feels solid though a lot of plastic parts. torquey motor
vs2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES
2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS winning categories:
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Family Car Ranked 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES worse.
"huge trunk space. feels more solid, safer, awd history is thought of as the best"
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