2005 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: Prime "hidden" sports car

2005 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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WRX Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Manual w/Premium Package)

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Prime "hidden" sports car
By Dr Z on


2005 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sedan w/Premium Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Exceptional covert turbo station wagon. Greatly priced for the performance and features Subaru offers. Slight lag when below 3000 rpm and turbo seems to fail when in 5th gear. Good overall visibility, good comfort (driver's seat could be a bit higher for better visibility, esp. over hood scoop), handling is by far the best and smooth, center of gravity is slow and makes the ride feel extremely safe, sound system quality excels, fuel economy is good but fails with A/C and turbo acceleration. Interior room is larger than expected. Updated exterior is stylish and yet subdued. As my second Subaru purchase, I am more than satisfied with the Subaru quality of AWD and exceptional service.

Best Features

Handling is tight and smooth, never questioning safety or loss of control under various driving conditions and weather situations. Power always available when needed to keep away from others' poor driving skills.

Worst Features

Driver's seat doesn't adjust high enough for better visibility especially over hood scoop. Absence of dash space for items like sunglasses, etc makes storing items somewhat burdensome in the extended armrest.
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