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2005 Subaru Impreza

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So worth the money
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By Graham the Man
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I went from a 2003 Jeep Wrangler V6 with 6 inches of lift ... got tired of it (gas mileage and speed). I wanted another fun car to replace it. Needed AWD and wanted a turbo. STI is the perfect choice. Total sleeper too, everyone that is ignorant totally underestimates the sickly speed and acceleration. All cars should bow down to the STI ( I hate the import craze, that is, taking a cheap car and investing money into it that you will never recoup. This car is FAST stock and you don't need to add stupid aftermarket stuff).


Best Features

Of course the 300 HP, brakes, 6 speed, blue on gold rims (HOT), AWD, FAST 4-door car.


Worst Features

Optional tires (all weather tires). Smaller wing (spoiler). Of course, more HP.


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Good Time!
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By Jonathan Haynes
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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The car has been great. My only negative is the OEM tires. The tires have not held up as well as I would have hoped for. I can only go on them for another 5000 miles before I will have to purchase new ones. Besides that the car is a great time. It will toss you back in your seat under hard acceleration and stops on a dime. Overall the car is amazing!


Best Features

300 bhp, aggressive body style.


Worst Features

Better tire selection.


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Perfect Car
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By Trav
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I've had this car for 5 months now and have nothing but great things to say. It preforms like a champ. The wagon gives extra head room in the back seat and plenty of room to carry stuff in the back. It's the perfect car for anyone in a snowy environment or someone who just wants performance that'll make you smile ear to ear.


Best Features

227 hp, great road feel, strong brakes, AWD, extra room from the wagon, just overall fun to drive.


Worst Features

It's been written on here over and over but the turbo lag is very pronounced. The shifting is notchy especially in the lower gears. The clutch is very touchy which makes stop and go traffic a chore.


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Bang for your buck
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By carlo
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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2000 miles under my belt in my new WRX wagon and no major complaints. It doesn't excel in any one area, but does a lot of different things really well. It's not perfect, but nothing else in this price range performs like this. It's a true driver's car, so its not always that comfortable, but so what? The all-wheel drive and turbo provide lots of fun on the way to work and the grocery store.


Best Features

Inconspicuous looks (wagon only) ... total stealth machine! Versatility of the wagon, "lift off" at 4000 RPM, great seats.


Worst Features

Stock tires could be better, short-throw shifter should be standard, MP3 player plug-in capability, tone down the "Fast and the Furious" exhaust tip.


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My First New Import
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By DFMYERS
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2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Special Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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At this point I couldn't be happier with this little wagon. We also own a 05 Pontiac Vibe which we've owned for about a year so it's neat to be able to compare the two. The Impreza excels over the Vibe in handling and performance but lacks in interior features and room. Both are winners in my book.


Best Features

Handling and performance.


Worst Features

Not sold on the door glass without a frame around it. I still think a standard radio antenna has better reception than one in the glass.


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