2005 Subaru Impreza
There are 8 user reviews for the WRX Sport Wagon trim shown below
- good fuel economy, powerful and very smooth engine, comfortable
- rear seats legroom
I bought this car about a month ago and i am loving it. The engine is very powerful and surprisingly, the suspension absorbs the shocks from the road well. I personally clocked 6.5 sec from 0 - 100 km/h and reached a max speed of 234 km/h. The car launches so furiously yet smooth. The only thing i do not like about this car is the tiny space offered at the rear seats. Its very cramp and that makes passengers sitting at the rear uncomfortable. Despite this, the car is awesome...read morehide
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- AWD, power, price to performance ratio, looks, individuality of WRX
- a bit cramped in the back.
The car is very enjoyable to drive, especially with the turbo kicking in. The WRX trim is also unique.
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- Great Acceleration and the storage room of the wagon is great. The cars sticks to the road.
- Yes it is a wagon... The rear seats are tight for us tall folk
THis car was born for the winding roads along the shores, in the mountains, or in the back woods. Every person I have allowed to drive my car has an impecable smile on their face at 3800 rpms in third rounding a tight 90 deg corner.
THis car will make you smile, but you have got to love her with the nicest gas. Staring out of the windsheild at the hood scoop reminds you of the power while taking that monotenous drive to work every morning.
I dreamt of this car in high school and now that I am out of college in the working world it has the sports car power and handling that I never dreamed I could afford and still be able to afford to eat.
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- awd, speed sens steering, limited slip diff, side airbags, sound of exhaust
- difficult to shift smoothly - could be new to 5spd, needed 6 spd
a cheap alternative to a ferrari. I like the icon it gives when u drive it. Able to use it as a daily driver. turn heads too. like the smart braking system - even in light rain - able to stop on time with positive pedal feel during ABS activation. The smell of leather on the MOMO steering wheel. The hoop scope for the intercooler feels aggressive, yet the engine is subtle on idle. Actually it sounded more like a diesel at rest - dunno why, maybe its because of the boxer engine config....read morehide
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- Excellent car out of the box and easily and cheaply modified for more
- Gas mileage is acceptable but not great.
I added an aftermarket chip that fixed the turbo lag. Some modest suspension improvements such as a stiffer rear sway bar solved the oversteer issue. The Australians and Europeans have been racing these things for about 15 years and there are a wide variety of parts available.
I've owned about 30 cars over the past 35 years and this is drop-dead my favorite. Tons of room in the wagon too.
A radar detector is highly recommended as the car is extremely stable at speed with the all-wheel drive and you can get a little over your head very easily! Very safe in the snow - I have driven in some really bad snow storms and the traction was supurbe - the only thing holding me back was the visibilty with blowing snow....read morehide
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- affordable performance, well-designed dash console, wagon is very practical, AWD = great handling
- prone to rattles and squeaks, turbo lag, finicky with gasoline choice
If you want speed, all-wheel drive and dependability for under $30K, the WRX is it. Barring the well-known turbo lag under 3000 RPM, the car is quick, agile and fun to drive. Feels much more at home on long winding backroads than on the daily in-town commute. If they offered a wagon version of the STI, I'd trade up my WRX wagon in a heartbeat.
Options such as stereo/speaker upgrade, 17" wheels and the arm rest extension are well worth it, but I honestly believe these things should be standard...what Subaru currently offers as standard stereo and wheels are horribly sub-par. I love the racing style seats offered in the WRX, though some complain their stiffness accentuates the the tight ride.
In 18,000 miles, the only significant problem has been its distaste for certain brands of gasoline...there was occasional hard starting...but Subaru of America recommended Shell or Texaco as the brands of choice in my region (southeast/mid-atlantic) and no problems have occurred since switching. A minor issue: the car is prone to lots of interior rattles and squeaks. Noises come and go constantly, which is no surprise given the pairing of the tight suspension with the reduced body weight (i.e., minimal soundproofing). Installing Dynamat in the rear and doors has made this more tolerable....read morehide
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- Acceleration, Braking, Cornering, Unbridled Honest UTILITY, and Heart
- Would like over 30 mpg. Fun makes me put too many miles on it!!!!
- A REAL sports car, except one that will get you anywhere in snow and ice too with care. Poise in summer becomes stability and safety in winter. Other cars nolonger seem to brake well enough, or get out of bad situations fast enough for me. Short throw shifter a must - shift with your fingertips! Gear ratios superb. Engine totally tame intil 3000rpm - then it defeats Porsche Boxters (done it). Get turbo gauge to have an idea when your boost will kick in - its not a toy!
-You will not roll her. Steers like a go-cart, and lets you feel the road more than enough to know how much traction you REALLY have. Does not handle like a wagon. Seats designed to hold you in. Those looking for silky ride never wanted handling in the first place.
-Small enough to change lanes and par. park easily. Deceptively large inside with true freight capacity. Will fit 5 people well for compact car. Tall people fit well in driver seat.
-Stereo is decent. Control layout very nice. Steering wheel gratifying and sure. Climate control great. Good cold weather car. Good hot weather car.
-Luxury set aside for mechanical quality. Yes the interior is plastic. You have a turbo, and the intercooler/exaust/engine designed for it.
-Mileage is soso, though better than cars in same performance level.
-The immature do stupid things in this car - this is NOT a toy and well beyond what $24K normally gets you in a car.
In a world of cruisers and bruisers, this is the starfighter. What form it has is functional, and the fun of that function never gets old!!!
2005 WRX Sportwagon "Foxfire"
Met. Crystal Gray
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- This little wagon can blow the doors of of most anything under $50,000
- Fuel economy isn't great. a little too much understear at the limit.
I own a 2004 wrx wagon and love it. you can put you 3 friends all there gear in it, and still whipe the smerk off of that boxter owners face. a zero to 60 of about five and a half and very predictable handling makes it a joy to through around on those tight mountain roads. Athough it does have a little too much understear for my liking I'v found I can get rid of most of it by playing with the tire pressures a little ans sidewall rollover is a problem if you go with the stock 16" rims. but I can;t think of another car that comes close to this much bang for your buck...read morehide
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