2005 Subaru Impreza
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The most amazing car i have ever owned.

by from Newport News, VA on September 1, 2017

It is fantastic in every way. Its a very reliable car and has never let me down, as are subaru's in general. I wouldn't rather own any other car. The quality that subaru puts in its cars is superb.
It is fantastic in every way. Its a very reliable car and has never let me down, as are subaru's in general. I wouldn't rather own any other car. The quality that subaru puts in its cars is superb.
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Very Reliable, Fun to drive, Safe and economical.

by from Portland, Oregon on August 21, 2017

The 2005 Subaru Impreza RS is a very well built, reliable and fun to drive car. With full time All Wheel Drive, sports car like handling, yet easy on the gas, this car is fun, yet safe and economical....
The 2005 Subaru Impreza RS is a very well built, reliable and fun to drive car. With full time All Wheel Drive, sports car like handling, yet easy on the gas, this car is fun, yet safe and economical. Great car for school, back and forth to work (especially in ice and snow), and all around town. Very stylish, sports car look.
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Ranked one of the safest cars in America!

by from Brevard, NC on August 11, 2017

Best car I have ever owned! Safe, reliable and fun to drive with all wheel drive taking you anywhere you want to go.
Best car I have ever owned! Safe, reliable and fun to drive with all wheel drive taking you anywhere you want to go.
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Not Your Average Daily Driver

by on August 10, 2017

The Subaru Impreza WRX STI is one of the best cars I have had the privilege of driving and owning. The car is great in any situation; rain, snow or sun the STI is always a good choice. Being an import...
The Subaru Impreza WRX STI is one of the best cars I have had the privilege of driving and owning. The car is great in any situation; rain, snow or sun the STI is always a good choice. Being an import fan and living in Illinois the STI with its great exterior design and AWD was an obvious choice. Not to mention how exciting the car can be when getting on boost. The STI really is a great car. The only negatives about the car is that the inside is very plain; only including the bare minimum. Also, the STI does ride a little rougher than most cars being it essentially designed after Subaru's rally car. If you want a fun and reliable car that turns heads the STI is for you.
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All around good car does everything I need it to.

by from Pennsylvania on August 7, 2017

This vehicle has been very good to me. Very comfortable and fun to drive. One of my favorite cars I have driven.
This vehicle has been very good to me. Very comfortable and fun to drive. One of my favorite cars I have driven.
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An Engineer's car. Most fun car ever.

by from Cincinnati, OH on July 23, 2017

Purchased as third owner, mechanically very sound, non-smoker but had had wet dog or other animals transported. Upgraded all seating to later WRX sports seats inc side airbags. Incredibly reliable and...
Purchased as third owner, mechanically very sound, non-smoker but had had wet dog or other animals transported. Upgraded all seating to later WRX sports seats inc side airbags. Incredibly reliable and a good introduction to full time all wheel drive. FTAWD allows car to out-perform almost all contenders in the snow and wet weather, roll-center is very low and winter Finnish snow tires makes car incredibly fast in the snow. Drifting is a driving style unique to FTAWD Subaru's and the latest FTAWD Porsche. At 105k miles car developed drive shaft U joint stiffness and the phase 2 head gaskets leaked. Now repaired with CF drive-line and small increase in power, car is faster in acceleration but still limited by the ECU for top speed.
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Best car ever

by from Fort Wayne, IN on June 12, 2017

This is the best car that I have exer owned. Super fast. It is reliable and durable. It has never had any mechanical issues in the 7 years that I have owned it.
This is the best car that I have exer owned. Super fast. It is reliable and durable. It has never had any mechanical issues in the 7 years that I have owned it.
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Subaru knows reliability and safety

by from Philadelphia, PA on April 2, 2017

I have owned this beautiful 2005 Impreza wrx for 5 years. I can safely say that its a very reliable car, does not require expensive repairs, is very good on snow and rain, drives very smooth, is very ...
I have owned this beautiful 2005 Impreza wrx for 5 years. I can safely say that its a very reliable car, does not require expensive repairs, is very good on snow and rain, drives very smooth, is very good on gas and most importantly its a very safe car in case of accident. Some parts of the car that I am not happy with is the comfortless seats, they feel rough on long drives, not a problem for city driving point A to point B, but when on long road trips my back starts to be uncomfortable. Another thing that Subaru can do better for this model is the exterior styling, it looks plain and in my opinion to match the car they needed to make it more edgy and exciting. Overall my rating for this car has to be a 8/10.
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LOOOOOOOOOVE MY STi ! ! ! ! !

by from Bellingham, WA on May 30, 2014

She'll be ten years old this December... total cost in repairs thus far, $40 bucks ! Haven't even had a lightbulb go out on her yet... unbelievable ! I could not be happier with my STi... Subie's Rule...
She'll be ten years old this December... total cost in repairs thus far, $40 bucks ! Haven't even had a lightbulb go out on her yet... unbelievable ! I could not be happier with my STi... Subie's Rule ! Can't wait to buy myself a Forester as well and keep them both FOREVER ! ! !
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Back roads burner

by from Santa Rosa, ca on February 3, 2014

Fantastic performing, practical, and reliable car! The 2005 is still a raw, driver oriented performance car unlike later versions that cater more to being quieter and more comfortable, but have less f...
Fantastic performing, practical, and reliable car! The 2005 is still a raw, driver oriented performance car unlike later versions that cater more to being quieter and more comfortable, but have less feedback and feel.
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