2005 Subaru Impreza
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2.5RS Impreza

by from on December 17, 2012

If you are looking for a reliable and economical AWD car - this is a great choice. We really have enjoyed the car and recommend it for someone who wants something a bit sporty in a 4 door style. if yo...
If you are looking for a reliable and economical AWD car - this is a great choice. We really have enjoyed the car and recommend it for someone who wants something a bit sporty in a 4 door style. if you want more power go WRX, but reliability and adequate power can be found in the base model Impreza. if you are lucky to find a 2005 like we did - it is a RS 2.5 model - nice torque, styling and RS features. I recommend this for sure.
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2005 wrx sti

by from chicago on October 31, 2009

Orignal owner here... i have 204,000 miles on the orignal engine! its unbeleivable how reliable this car is.. NEVER had a problem, orignal turbo still spools awesome. My sti still runs like the day i ...
Orignal owner here... i have 204,000 miles on the orignal engine! its unbeleivable how reliable this car is.. NEVER had a problem, orignal turbo still spools awesome. My sti still runs like the day i bought it.. I would HIGHLY reccommend a 2005 subaru wrx sti.
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Incredible Car

by from Coopersburg, PA on June 11, 2012

I previously owned a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX that I got as my first car. I fell in love with that car and thought, how much better can the WRX Sti be? So for graduation I got a 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX...
I previously owned a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX that I got as my first car. I fell in love with that car and thought, how much better can the WRX Sti be? So for graduation I got a 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Sti and I, again, was amazed by the quality of the vehicle. Never had a single problem (beyond normal wear and tear) with either of the vehicles. I wouldn't want any other car, not even a Ferrari or Lamborghini. This is an amazing car.
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awesome car

by from New Hampshire on March 3, 2013

I bought this car new in 2005. It was just me and my dog then. I now use it to drive my two kids around, and my dog can fit in the back (mines a wagon/hatch back). It's not the prettiest car, or the q...
I bought this car new in 2005. It was just me and my dog then. I now use it to drive my two kids around, and my dog can fit in the back (mines a wagon/hatch back). It's not the prettiest car, or the quietest, it doesn't really have any extra options, but the all wheel drive is amazing. I live in New England in the middle of nowhere and I need to get to work no matter what the weather. I've never gotten stuck, in fact I've passed 4x4 SUVs and trucks who have slid off the road. In fact, the only times I've really slid is when I've done it on purpose. I would never go out in the snow with my kids unless I think they'll be safe, and I never worry taking them out in my Impreza. It now has well over 120,000 miles on it and it's still going strong. However, I'm a 5'4' female with a smallish frame. My 6' tall slightly overweight husband feels a little cramped driving it, and with one of the kids behind him, his knees touch the dashboard, but for a single small to average size person who likes to go off road or drives in the snow, I would highly recommend this car.
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best car for $25,000

by from Colorado on March 4, 2007

The subaru WRX is the best sports car you can buy for $25,000. its well equiped, safe, reliable, practical and easy to drive and best of all, fun to drive as well. The car is glued to the road with su...
The subaru WRX is the best sports car you can buy for $25,000. its well equiped, safe, reliable, practical and easy to drive and best of all, fun to drive as well. The car is glued to the road with subaru's AWD system and thrusted forward by a 227 horsepower turbocharged boxter engine wich when coupled to a 5 speed manual gearbox the wrx will get you from 0-60 in under 6 seconds and onto a top speed of over 140MPH. The bucket seats hold you in tight with large side bolsters when going around the bends and are available with heated cushions as an option. I recomend this car to anyone who wants a sports car, a safe car, a practical car, or a reliable car.
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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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05 WRX STi

by from Chicago, IL on November 21, 2008

I've owned a 04 Jaguar X-Type and a 06 Acura RSX. My RSX didn't have the torque or traction the jaguar x-type had with awd so I went with the STi. It is the best vehicle I have ever driven. It gets ab...
I've owned a 04 Jaguar X-Type and a 06 Acura RSX. My RSX didn't have the torque or traction the jaguar x-type had with awd so I went with the STi. It is the best vehicle I have ever driven. It gets about 18mpg but your paying for a performance car. It handles and accelerates like a dream and has an extensive amount of aftermarket parts available if you are interested in modding. The color has a lot of features like driver controlled center differential, shift light, shift beeper, intercooler sprayer, and more. The seats are pretty comfortable but obviously not the best. Overall its an amazing car for the price, i got mine with 11k miles for 25k.
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Best Bang for the buck of any car I've owned

by from San Francisco on February 19, 2007

I've owned, Ford, Mazda, Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Toyota and several other makes and the Impreza has been the best bang for the buck thus far. I love the AWD, it's addicting to own and I don't seem my...
I've owned, Ford, Mazda, Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Toyota and several other makes and the Impreza has been the best bang for the buck thus far. I love the AWD, it's addicting to own and I don't seem myself owning another non-AWD vehicle. I'm not aware of any other car on the road that costs less to maintain and is as reliable and performs as well in terms of handling. Acceleration is definitely acceptable for a car that costs so little.
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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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Best Car Ever

by from Missouri on May 31, 2011

Both my wife and I own Subaru's and wouldn't trade them for the world. They provide a fun car that is very safe. In the winter driving in the snow is not a scary adventure. I will never drive a car fr...
Both my wife and I own Subaru's and wouldn't trade them for the world. They provide a fun car that is very safe. In the winter driving in the snow is not a scary adventure. I will never drive a car from another maker again. I have been driving Subaru's since the impreza 2.5 RS came out in 1998.
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