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2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan

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Just wait until you downshift...
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By johnlee
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2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Patiently waiting until I can drive this car past 3000 RPMs. Great car, smooth acceleration, awesome handling, with very clean exterior design. This car is perfect for driving safe,and also lets the person have fun when they want to downshift and have the turbo kick in. Not driving past 3k before turbo spools, I can push it to close to 29-30 mpg. yet when your curising at 3000, downshift and the turbo pulls you forward....GREAT FUN!


Favorite Features

Seats are pretty comfortable, nice tight feel. The turbo hissing as it spools up, and the rumble of the boxer engine make this car a blast to drive. Awesome handling, as it is AWD.


Suggested Improvements

Sound system needs a clearer midrange, brakes that have more bite, and the trunk and hood (made of aluminum) feel as if they are ready to warp/bend at any second.


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Great Car
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By bigaldepr
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2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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It may not be a turbo but it will walk away from everthing else but the WRX. Handles great and the suspension is stiff. Transmition is solid and precise, no floppy stick. The AWD is amazing, power on turns on slick or uneven surface, no wheel spin, just go. Seats have lots of side support. It is just a blast to drive. The production finish on the paint of any car I have ever seen. Cons: The instrument package is basic on the RS, fuel level and water temp only. The radio antenna is painted on the rear window and has a pre-amp. If you tint the rear window you loose some reception. Also if you replace the radio make sure it has a power lead for the antenna pre-amp.


Favorite Features

Just a pleasure to drive, great performance and economy. Incredible quality throughout.


Suggested Improvements

Instrument panel should include oil pressure and battery voltage. Cigarette lighter gets in the way of the shift lever when charging your cellular phone.


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I am in love with this car
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By johncarl
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2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have been a huge fan of the 2000 impreza RS and was very disapointed with the re-designed exterior in 2002. Now, I have to say, I like the 2005 styling even more than both (even without the hood scoop). Not to mention that this car handles like its riding on rails and has plenty of power. This car is my first brand new car and I am a total subaru fanatic now. Also, this is one of the most inexpensive cars subaru makes. It was less expensive than some used 2002 WRXs and only a couple thousand more than a used 2001 RS I was looking at. Overall, I have fallen in love with this car and look forward to driving it everyday.


Favorite Features

Awsome handling (AWD), interior style, exterior agressiveness, and a cool dash.


Suggested Improvements

Spoiler, security system, japanese style fog lights (more like the 2000 RS), intake, and exaust. (all these are available aftermarket or as accessories)


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love it!
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By judith
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2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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this is great fun to drive: very sneaky, as it doesn't look like the great little sports car it really is. Handling is absolutely tight at really high speed on questionable roads, the turbo kicking in is a lovely thing indeed. This is the best fun I've had in several years!


Favorite Features

gutsy engine, great suspension and handling


Suggested Improvements

winter package option with heated mirrors/windshield (got spoiled by landrover) easier option for roof racl better cabin soundproofing


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The car of the Century
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By smurfy
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2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This car is an amazing vehicle, although it is not as gas efficient as i would like, i would not trade it in for anything, it is the funnest car to drive, just hearing that turbo whistling is music to my ears.


Favorite Features

the turbo whistling and the sound system is not that bad either


Suggested Improvements

gas mileage


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