Originally Posted by rvcahawaii808
dont flame me if your a subie hater, but i had a few questions
ive been to cars101.com but i cant really find what im looking for.
does anyone know specific differences from the 04,05, and 06 models?
besides the change in body style.
I had an 04 WRX prior to the Taco and I still wish I could have both, I loved it.
Anyway, the 04 and 05 are pretty much identical except for (let me see if I can remember it all) the steering wheel is different, my 04 had a 4 spoke MOMO, I think the 05 is MOMO too but it doesn't have the MOMO logo, it has a Subaru logo and it a different design (3 spoke). The interior is a little different from 04 to 05, the 05 dash trim is more silver and is a little more modern looking. There may be more but I don't remember.
The 06 is a lot different though. The front end is different, the motor is a 2.5L vs. 2.0L, the taillights are different, and the list goes on.
Just a bit of advise, don't waste your time trying to make a WRX into an STi, especially the 2.0. I spent a lot of money on mods and when I drove my friend's stock 04 STi my WRX couldn't compare in any aspect be it acceleration, handling, braking you name it, plus it has the 6 spd short throw trans. I should've just got an STi and I would've probably ended up spending the same amount total.
Pm me if you have any more questions.