2005 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Extraordinary

2005 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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2.5 RS Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual w/Sport Package)

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By Greg on


2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan w/Sport Package (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


The car is fantastic. The handling is neutral and very responsive. The brakes have a lot of stopping power. The car has a lot of grip. The engine has a lot of bottom end torque as well as peak horsepower. The car works very well int he wet, and the hydroplaning stability is superb. I have never driven a better car in the snow. I had Michelin Pilot Alpin snow tires on it, this winter, and on three highway trips in snow storms, there was no other vehicle with the grip, stability, and control to keep up with me. The interior is well laid out, comfortable, and efficient. Overall, I think this car is probably the best valued car made; it certainly is the best performance car value.

Best Features

Engine and suspension.

Worst Features

Add an option with the manual transmission and an automatic clutch, similar to the SMG gearbox offered on the BMW M3 or found in the Toyota MR2 or the Ferrari F360.
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