Right now I am currently obsessing over WRX's! I'm debating between purchasing an '06-'07 Hawkeye sedan in dark grey or white, or an '11-'13 dark grey hatch back (not looking for an STI due to insurance costs). I don't believe I'll be modding anything more than bolt ons. I am really only making this post to see opinions about the quality of the two styles and what would be a smart purchase. This will be a DD, and I am willing to spend $15-$21k.
I know there is an aluminum to steel control arm switch between '06 and '07 which doesn't really bother me. I also read that the third gens all have a plastic manifold, and I'm not sure how much this should concern me.
Are there any glaring technical differences that should worry me between a generational or yearly change? Thanks in advance for any input.