I am currently cross-shopping the 2015 WRX with the 2014/5 FXT. I always wanted a WRX, then when I bought one in '08 I felt like it was too soft and underwhelming. I got rid of it 2 years later and bought a V6 5sp Altima as a temporary car (I expected less than from the WRX so it was more acceptable, lol). 4 years on I am bored with the Altima and would prefer AWD again for winter safety... and the new WRX looks to be a different animal now
However, I do have kid #2 on the way and am getting up there in age (not quite like Ray yet ). Although a part of me thinks it's time to grow up, slow down and give up my desire for manual cars, there's a nagging voice in my head is telling me I will get bored with an SUV. My wife's one rant is not that I should be getting something cheaper but that I should be keeping my cars for longer. We do need a larger vehicle but my wife doesn't mind getting an SUV if I don't (she has to replace her car soon anyway).
So what do you reckon? Take one for the team and get the XT or remain self indulgent and get the WRX? Have any of you guys found yourself in a similar position and regretted the decision you made?