Re: Anyone have Subaru WRX?
A friend of mine has had both the WRX and STI. They are very impressive vehicles with a ton of potential. He got the WRX to 450 rwhp, obviously with a ton of mods. The flat four has a ton of potential. In combination with the all-wheel drive, it's the best buy on the marked for 4-cylinders.
I agree that the interior is a bit cheesy, but you're really paying for the engine/turbo/all-wheel drive. He never had any reliability problems other than the transmission being able to handle all the power he unleashed from the engine.
If you keep the mods simple, cat-back exhaust (to stay legal), intake and electronic boost controller (not manual, too irregular in each gear the digital is incredible) you'll beat just about everyone in your neighborhood.