2005 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: This One Does it All!
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2005 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

2005 Subaru Impreza

Average Consumer Rating

196 Total Reviews

2.5 RS Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

Performance
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Fun-to-Drive
Interior
Exterior
Build Quality
Reliability Value
This One Does it All!
By Peter on

Vehicle

2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

After 8,000 miles with this car, I still get excited to take this car out every time I start the engine. The performance is great and acceleration is addicting, especially knowing that it's a wagon. The standard features are adequate, but the 2006 version has much more, but at the cost of a questionable (borderline ugly) front design. Turbo lag is a real issue; the car is just a notch faster than sluggish below ~3,000 rpms. Unless you're launching at 5,000 rpms, expect a slow start until turbo spools up. You can't get a better car for the price. I would not hesitate to buy this one again.

Best Features

Awesome performance, decent utility & gas mileage, AWD, widely available performance mods, climate control standard. Car is FUN FUN FUN!

Worst Features

Most are taken care of in the 2006 WRX: leather option, 17" stock rims, heated seats/mirrors, sunroof, better lower end torque, outside air thermometer, better transmission/shorter shifter.
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