2005 Subaru Impreza WRX User Reviews

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    2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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    25

    Great Sporty Wagon — Great car, perfect for snow, looks great, lots of cargo room. Hard to find these with an automatic, which makes life easier when driving in heavy traffic. I like this body style better than the new ones, so get one and save a lot of $.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Lots of room, great in the snow, nice having the turbo to pass cars on the highway

    Cons: Terrible gas mileage for a small car, and you have to use Hi-Test gas. Turbo lag when starting from dead stop.

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    2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Base Review
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    Marilyn — super fun car. great style and drivability. great handling with plenty of power to boot. huge fan and Subaru enthusiast. I highly recommend buying one and putting a little money under the hood to enhance your driving experience. great car.

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

    Pros: style, power, handling, smooth ride

    Cons: gas

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    You Looking For All Year Fun,wet ,snow And Dry. Wrx Or Sti Is #1 — Best Bang for the Buck. You can Make a WRX as Fast as a WRX STi with Less Than $1000 It has been proven time and time again to have great fitment, performance, and reliability, for the price. A must have a Cobb AP.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I love my WRX . its fast, It hooks the road wet or dry. I've owned a 300zx tt , starion ESI-R and when i was in high school I had a  340 Cuda. My WRX is the best all around car for Fri and Saturday nite fun. Then come Monday back to work I have fun geting there too. Its my Big Boy Toy. If I could I would park it in my Man room.

    Cons: I wish it had a 6 speed but, not the STi 6 speed. The gear in the STi are to short in the RPM to MPH. Subaru made the flywheel to heavy. This make's the 2.0 lag. The shock rims do not thing for the looks too.

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    2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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    '05 Wrx — I'd but this car again. It take a beating and keeps on going. This car has seen more of American than most people ever will. Its quick and fun to drive from the get-go and if you are into modifying yur car, there are parts literally EVERYWHERE for it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fast and AWD

    Cons: I always want more power. 400whp just isn't enough.

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    Great Car For A Right Price — This Subaru doesn't have any problems, except a little cosmetic touch ups.This Exterior Touch ups Don't affect the performance and handling. But I'm getting them fixed so it should be perfect for the day of sale. This car is Perfect for the Winter Thanks to the Subaru 4WD system.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great Looking, Reliable, No Problems.

    Cons: Its has a small dent on a left panel

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    Try It You Might Like It — As my car had done 60k plus miles when i bought it I knew i might to spend a few quid on it but was pleasently surprised how little i have spent in the last year even though i have done 13k in a little over 12 months, just wish fuel was a little cheaper! overall it handle like it's on rails and sounds great, but i would say that as this know my forth one in about 9 years lol

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

    Pros: love everything except fuel economy

    Cons: don't hate anything about it, it make's me grin everytime

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    Buy It! — Awesome ride at a decent price. Look at the others then come back to this one. Do they have AWD? Turbo? Cheaper? You can't beat this thing in the snow, on the track, on the beach, anywhere. Just get one!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fast, fast, fast

    Cons: premium fuel

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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.)

    Pros: Fun utility

    Cons: Tickets

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    Fun, Safe, Speedy, Reliabile Car, That Doesn't Break The Wallet. — Performance - Quick car, but lacks torque in low RPMs because of turbo lag. Out handles anything of similar value on the road. Build Quality - Built like a tank. I pulled an F-250 out of the mud with this car. Appearance - Takes a while to warm up to the look of this car. Its a cop magnet tho. Functional hood scoop and a spoiler don't help. Cost of Ownership - 91 Octane only but its worth it. Its really not much more than a good Accura to own. Fun Factor - This car feels like its on rail road tracks. You can take it off road. If there's lots of pot holes and un-even surface on your road you'll be able to drive faster on it than say... a super car. Super fun.

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

    Pros: AWD, built like a tank, super fun to drive.

    Cons: Cop magnet, not the best looking car, only takes 91 OCT.

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    Awesome If You Dont Want More Hp Then Stock Or Dont Mind Dropping 4k On Ur Tranny. — Cant go wrong with a boxter engine. But the tranny could be a little beefer since i destroyed 2nd gear all ready. LB has the pics. 3k later i need a new axle gotta love job security for mechanics. The turn angles i can take make my car amazing to drive.

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

    Pros: Handling, Engine sounds awesome.

    Cons: Dont be upset when the tranny blows

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

    Wrx Hatchback Is Practical & Fun To Drive By blumski

    I have really enjoyed my WRX Premium Hatchback over the past two years. It has great power, looks stunning and is great in winter weather with snow tires. The summer tires from the factory provide go... Read More

    A Car Enthusiasts Daily Driver By bassplayerblink

    My 2013 Subaru WRX has been a very good car, it feels and runs very strong. I enjoy driving it daily. For a surfer/outdoors person, more storage room is needed or roof racks for weekend trips up st... Read More

    2012 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

    My 2012 Wrx Hatchback By Ben

    This car is amazing, the acceleration is amazing, the braking is amazing, the handling is very precise. The build quality is pretty good, I had a minor transmission issue, but they fixed it under w... Read More

    2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

    Sports Car That Can Do Everything, And Go Anywhere By mayeb00

    New to me, this 2011 WRX has been on my wish list for quite a while. It is a great every day driver with enough performance to match any 'everyday road' use. Premium gas and MPG is the only draw... Read More

    Most Fun I Have Ever Had Driving A Car! By GrizzlyMclane1

    This is one of the most fun cars I have ever driven. With its 265HP 2.5L inter-cooled boxer turbo engine, continuous all wheel drive you will pull away from the competition on the straights and handle... Read More

    2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

    Impressive By scottyp19

    great car, even for a family. regardless the mpg. great performance & power. leather interior with heated seats, power windows & locks. power seats would be nice, but not needed. handles great around ... Read More

    My Scooby By Dallas

    Performance is great. Build quality is pretty good, some rattles and signal is kinda funk. The exterior is great, sporty but not too attention grabbing. Interior is very clean and classy, but the so... Read More

    2009 Subaru Impreza WRX Reviews

    Love It And Am Sad To Have To Sell It, But I Have To Move On For My Family By Emjayem

    After a few upgrades to the vehicle, I have no complaints, it's all good. Its a sharp looking car and It handles like a high-end German car. I can drive it all day and not get a headache because of lo... 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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