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2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan

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What a blast but...
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By badgermorin
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2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Premium Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I have only had my new WRX for one
week and I must admit I love driving
again! Seats are comfortable, wheel
feels great in your hands and the
power of the engine makes me smile
everytime. The only issue I am having
is trying to shift into reverse... not
very easy. Some quick searches on
other sites found that I am not the
only one with this issue. Obviously I
still love the car and just hope the
shifting is one of those subie quirks!


Best Features

Power, handling, 6 CD in dash receiver, wheels and even the interior looks great. Oh yes, I love the moonroof!!


Worst Features

Better transmission. The armrest extension should be standard... I can see why it is a popular choice.


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Just wait until you downshift...
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By johnlee
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2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Patiently waiting until I can drive this
car past 3000 RPMs. Great car, smooth
acceleration, awesome handling, with
very clean exterior design. This car is
perfect for driving safe,and also lets
the person have fun when they want to
downshift and have the turbo kick in.
Not driving past 3k before turbo spools,
I can push it to close to 29-30 mpg. yet
when your curising at 3000, downshift
and the turbo pulls you forward....GREAT
FUN!


Best Features

Seats are pretty comfortable, nice tight feel. The turbo hissing as it spools up, and the rumble of the boxer engine make this car a blast to drive. Awesome handling, as it is AWD.


Worst Features

Sound system needs a clearer midrange, brakes that have more bite, and the trunk and hood (made of aluminum) feel as if they are ready to warp/bend at any second.


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Great Car
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By bigaldepr
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2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

It may not be a turbo but it will walk
away from everthing else but the WRX.
Handles great and the suspension is
stiff. Transmition is solid and
precise, no floppy stick. The AWD is
amazing, power on turns on slick or
uneven surface, no wheel spin, just go.
Seats have lots of side support. It is
just a blast to drive. The production
finish on the paint of any car I have
ever seen.

Cons:

The instrument package is basic on the
RS, fuel level and water temp only. The
radio antenna is painted on the rear
window and has a pre-amp. If you tint
the rear window you loose some
reception. Also if you replace the
radio make sure it has a power lead for
the antenna pre-amp.


Best Features

Just a pleasure to drive, great performance and economy. Incredible quality throughout.


Worst Features

Instrument panel should include oil pressure and battery voltage. Cigarette lighter gets in the way of the shift lever when charging your cellular phone.


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I am in love with this car
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By johncarl
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2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have been a huge fan of the 2000
impreza RS and was very disapointed
with the re-designed exterior in
2002. Now, I have to say, I like the
2005 styling even more than both (even
without the hood scoop). Not to
mention that this car handles like its
riding on rails and has plenty of
power. This car is my first brand new
car and I am a total subaru fanatic
now. Also, this is one of the most
inexpensive cars subaru makes. It was
less expensive than some used 2002
WRXs and only a couple thousand more
than a used 2001 RS I was looking at.
Overall, I have fallen in love with
this car and look forward to driving
it everyday.


Best Features

Awsome handling (AWD), interior style, exterior agressiveness, and a cool dash.


Worst Features

Spoiler, security system, japanese style fog lights (more like the 2000 RS), intake, and exaust. (all these are available aftermarket or as accessories)


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love it!
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By judith
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2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

this is great fun to drive: very
sneaky, as it doesn't look like the
great little sports car it really is.
Handling is absolutely tight at really
high speed on questionable roads, the
turbo kicking in is a lovely thing
indeed. This is the best fun I've had
in several years!


Best Features

gutsy engine, great suspension and handling


Worst Features

winter package option with heated mirrors/windshield (got spoiled by landrover) easier option for roof racl better cabin soundproofing


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