2005 Subaru Impreza WRX User Reviews

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    2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Base Review
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    75

    2005 Subaru Wrx — Fast but turbo lag sucks, needs better downpipe and CPU flash. Stock Shifter a bit notchy. Factory wheels and tires a joke for this car, this is why I dont give it amazing for performance. AWD performance is unbeatable in all conditions. Interior is nice. Fuel exonomy is excellent if you stay off the turbo...Good luck with that!! Still an overall excellent car thats designed from the ground up to perform. It's just that Subaru detunes the engine -20hp for the states and adds stock Legacy wheels and tires to keep costs down. This car takes very well to upgrades however.

    Pros: Extremely fun to drive, tough unibody design, Performance AWD car for under 30k!!

    Cons: Stock wheels are a joke for this car.

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    2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Base Review
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    35

    Ugly And Gorgeous At The Same Time... And It Will Kick Your Butt While You Look At It. — Subaru certainly doesn't have a gift when it comes to designing attractive cars, but there's something about the Impreza in the WRX form. It's like a bulldog. Ugly, but cute at the same time. This car is the ultimate daily driver, all wheel drive, and it can move if you want it to.

    Pros: AWD, enough get up and go for a daily driver.

    Cons: Premium gas, could be faster!

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    Our Baby-beast — Love this car. This used to be my car (husband's now) and I had too many close-calls with this one, my foot just wants to go down.

    Pros: Small, quick, nicely designed and very reliable.  

    Cons: Better on gas???  I know, I'm asking too much for a turbo, but the mileage might be OUR DRIVING problem :-)

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    2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Base Review
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    95

    Cool — Quick and versatile.

    Pros: Quick, AWD, 4 doors, low-key performance

    Cons: Weak transmission relative to AWD.

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    Gotta Love An 05 Subaru Wrx... — A 2005 subaru wrx is simply an amazing car thats really fast and FUN to drive!

    Owner for 0 years, 1 months

    Pros: Fast! Fun!

    Cons: eats gas!
    high insurance

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    Fast — Had it for six months, had an 03 Lancer before this, goes fast very Quick compared to Lancer, handles remarkably well

    Pros: Looks and stylish

    Cons: Keypad and sometimes setting alarms to go off sometimes embarrassing

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    2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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    It Sounds Like A Tin Can But It Rips — It is the most fun car to drive ever. Gets up the mountains and its called Jakee, what else would you want.

    Pros: Engine, all wheel drive

    Cons: It sounds like its going to crash in like an aluminium can in the car wash

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    55

    I Love My Wrx — I would say all in all the vehicle is an excellent sports car. Its light, its quick, and its fun. Fun! For the price you can't go wrong either. Its my first import and I've been hooked. When you sit down it gives the impression it wants to just hug you while you take it out for a spin. Its economical enough and comfortable enough to daily drive. Everything seems where it should be. Has been very reliable to me, top of radiator finally blew after 98k miles. Its a great beginner sports car, and great to build up. When you run it through its paces you really begin to notice the potential of the car. It seems if it has a learning curve, you can do so much with it once you get the feel. Granted its a sedan, it isn't a family car. For the price, its a steal.

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

    Pros: Lightweight.
    Handles great.
    Fast.
    Fun!
    Comfortable for a sports car.
    Easy to modify.
    I personally get 23mpg, so economical.

    Cons: Little brakes, but functional.
    Little leg room in back.

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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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