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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

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It Could Use Some Things.
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By Gary Sanderson
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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This car is exceptional in the snow. I live in a very hilly area and had no problems navigating the icy roads. The car is extremely quick with a quarter mile of 12.4 seconds. I love to drive it all the time. Even though the gas mileage stinks its still great to drive and I don't mind spending the extra cash for gas. I love this car and will never buy anything else.


Best Features

Spacious lighted glovebox, clear windows, orange calipers, blue and black interior, center console, shift knob, A/C.


Worst Features

Take the 300 Hp down to 170 for better fuel economy, replace the gigantic wing with something much smaller and cute, remove the hood scoop completely it makes the car look like a space ship, replace the rims with hubcaps because they are less likely to get stolen, make the clock bigger.


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Great Car
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By Greg Case
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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The car is fabulous. It is the best bad weather car I have ever driven. It is very stable in the rain and snow. It does require snow tires for snow use, as the OE summer tires have no snow tread. The performance of the car is great. It responds to inputs similar to a racecar. The tires, suspension, and steering have little compliance, which makes it so responsive. The engine has plenty of low end torque and good top end power. I was surprised at just how much better the engine and handling is compared to the standard WRX. The engine alone is probably worth the price difference, and the handling makes it even better yet. Its handling is close to neutral, and the steering responds to throttle.


Best Features

Engine, suspension, driver controlled center differential, tires, short throw shifter, steering wheel, seats, alcantera seat cloth, automatic climate control, in-dash 6 cd changer and sound system, sizable trunk, adjustable audible RPM alert, 4 doors, brakes.


Worst Features

Semi-automatic gearbox, which is a manual transmission with an automatic clutch, like the ones that are optional on the BMW M3 and the Toyota MR2,


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


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I love this car. This car holds corners while on the gas, like a go-kart. It can be scary sometimes. I get stares all the time. This car looks and feels like a race car. I heard it has 237hp at the wheels. If that's true, I do not want to feel 300whp. In the rain, you can shoot off a green light but watch out if you have to stop fast. Your rear may go sideways but it will straighten out. In Florida you can modify this car because the roads are flat and straight. Up north there are hills, corners, tight spaces, so stock is very much plenty. I pick this over the EVO because my wide shoulders fit in the STI seats.


Best Features

The torque "oh my God". AWD, best brand name rims that aren't flashy, 6 disc CD changer, torque, Recaro seats are great for wide shoulders, meanness of the exterior, torque, able to set the tachometer when to shift.


Worst Features

300 wheel horsepower.


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


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Awesome car! Definitely the best performance for anything under $50k. Can match or beat most cars of any price range in any type of performance. It drives and handles amazingly. The AWD truly puts the 300 hp to the streets. Awesome turbo power through the full spectrum of rpm's. Its aggressive exterior is eye catching and turns plenty of heads. Its boy-racer style aggressive looks truly inspired me. It truly is an amazingly awesome sport compact car.


Best Features

-turbo -look/style -AWD/handling -sound/ truly unique and aggressive -adjustable center differential -being able to launch at 5500 rpm's!


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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 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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