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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi - Consumer Reviews

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

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A performance bargain
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By Evan
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Silver-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

The STi has the perfomance of a BMW M3 for about half the price. The all-wheel drive with front and rear limited-slip differentials is awesome in the snow (when the car is equipped with winter tires). You can't get a better performing, safer, more reliable car for the money.


Best Features

Acceleration is ferocious. The interior is a delight, including the seats. Traction is amazing in the snow.


Worst Features

Fold down rear seats (provided it doesn't sacrifice body rigidity).


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Great Car
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By Great Car
on

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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Silver-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Excellent performance, best bang for your buck...


Best Features

There are so many...engine, seats, breaks, center controlled center diffential, Intercooler water spray, AWD, ect...


Worst Features

Fix the understeer


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Fast and practicle fun
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By Midlife
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Very predictable handling and holds on tight to wet roads. Handling in the snow is very good after the summer only tires are changed to mud and snow tires. Auto temp control works well. There is actually enough room in the back seat for an adult human of average size, but not for an extended trip. Trunk space is good with room for golf clubs and groceries. Ride is tolerable to good,except on a real rough roads, you wont lose your teeth. Lots of road noise from the tires, but much better with with the M/S tires. The rear wing is annoying and attracts alittle more attention than I care for. Gas mileage is around 22-24 for me but I drive conservative. I look forward to driving it every time


Best Features

Its an STI-Fast and all wheel drive. Mine has the short throw shift which is nice and I would recommend.


Worst Features

Smaller wing, Heated outside mirrors, pass through trunk.Hyrdrolic lifters,Trunk release on the key fob


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Silver AWD, nothing like IT
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By IXUSracing
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Silver-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

This is my first AWD vehicle & let me say I am a beliver now. I got my the beginning of January in the New England area (GO PATS),so I had the dealer throw on some Snows(Hancook). Well Snow is no longer a threat 2 me. W/ my AWD & SNOW a hill that would have given my FWD Maxima & my RWD 240 headache(RWD espec) didnt even cause any concern 4 my subi.The Grip from the 300hp/torq is very similiar to riding my bike when u stomp on the gas.Only thing left suspension/LuxuryI considered the Lancer EVO, EVO MS, and the R32. All have dif aspects, but if u want performance/quality then u go w/ Subi.The Mitsu has a great warranty, but the comp is in finance trouble & the motor is near it's limits.


Best Features

BEST AWD SYSTEM on the market, DCCD control, smooth clutch, red HUD, smoked headlights/hids.


Worst Features

Suspension and amenities (Tint options from the factory, MPG/DISTANCE guadge,keyless trunk, a little better seat)


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Just awesome
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
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By Zack
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Silver-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Upgraded from a standard WRX and it's a
totally different ball park. Not for the
faint of heart. Fun, practical, daily
driver.


Best Features

AWD and the instant power.


Worst Features

Black head liner and more subtle interior colors.


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