2005 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Not just a WRX on steroids

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi - Consumer Review

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Not just a WRX on steroids
By Ichiro on


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


I've driven and owned a variety of
Subaru cars for the last ten years. My
previous car being a 2002 WRX which
I've had for over three years. So when
I first got to test drive the STi, I
just couldn't believe the difference
in performance, especially in
cornering speed and suspension
dynamics. The 6MT transmission (with
factory installed short shifter) is
the best manual transmission Subaru
has to offer by far.

NVH? I call that communication with
the road. It's funny, my 2005 STi has
the EXACT same rattles as my 2002 WRX.
I wouldn't have it any other way.

Best Features

Driver controlled center differential, shift light tachometer, HID headlights.

Worst Features

My only complaints are aesthetic and are shared by many others in my demographic (30 year old professional): the huge scoop and wing and the gaudily colored interior.
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