I have the '05 Impreza 2.5RS Sport
Wagon with auto trans. This is the
2.5L non-turbo motor in case you were
wondering. It fits my lifestyle
perfectly and has room for two quality
carseats in the back seat.
The redesigned interior is very
impressive; trust me, it takes a lot
to impress me and Subaru has done a
great job changing it up to modernize
things. I really dig the new look of
the black interior. Good layout for
controls, good cupholders. Quiet
engine and low slung hood line are
perfect for all drivers. I love the
height adjustment of the front seats,
a very thoughtful touch for 5'4" wife.
And if I may say so, Subaru's
willingness to make me a great deal on
this model, made me jump!
I have the Auto 4-speed trans which
comes with the Active AWD system. It
responds well to any situation that I
can throw at it so far. The seats are
SUPERIOR!! The fronts hold me in like
that of the ultra-race type WRX seats.
I am 6'0" tall have no issues with leg
room or knee room; well done there!
A bit of a lag is present when
stepping on it in top gear; although
it does nicely downshift to 2nd gear
from 4th gear at 45mph on full
throttle, it takes some time to get
into the powerband. Trust me, this
does not bother me much, since once in
second and up around 4 grand, it gains