2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Wagon 2.5 from North America
The lack of the turbo brings out its shortcomings
The beeper for unlocking the doors died at around 30000km.
The paint is not very resistant to stone chips.
The rear left bearing started to make some noise about two weeks ago.
The car handles quite well espacially now that I've installed a bigger rear anti-roll bar.
The engine strains a bit to pull the car because this is a heavy car for its size. You got to drive very carefully to keep the fuel consumption down.
The interior is a bit small to use as a family car and the plastics are easily scratched.
I haven't had too much troubles with it, but I'm a bit nervous because my father has a 2004 2.5TS and he's had a bunch of problems with it (replaced the engine, replaced the rear brakes at 50000 km, the paint is chipped to an unacceptable level for a 3 year old car and the exhaust system will have to be replaced soon).
I've tried three different dealers, and they all have very ordinary service. They don't make the owning experience nice.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th September, 2007