2005 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Next time I'll go Manual

2005 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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

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Next time I'll go Manual
By MTLA on


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


We're getting ready to trade in old Scooby due to punishing fuel consumption and need for more room for older-folks stuff like groceries, boxes of toys, gallon jugs of milk, etc. The car's been utterly reliable; nothing's fallen off; nothing creaks or buzzes, even after 3 1/2 years. The interior's pretty dull to the point of being jail cell-like. The base engine / auto box combination is far from ideal -- pretty sluggish actually, but really, I can't complain. It handles superbly and corners like it's on rails, you run out of courage before the car runs out of grip. It's hardly depreciated, always started, and would make a brilliant student car. Well done.

Best Features

Reliable, brilliant build quality, good handling.

Worst Features

Cramped. Dark. Thirsty. Slow with auto tranny.
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