I'm not really sure if this is worth bragging about or not but it happened so I figured I'd share. Last night on my way home from the gym I was following a silver Volvo S40 T5 AWD. At a light where afterwards two lanes merge into one, I pulled up next to the car and looked over to see who was driving. Dude looked to be in his mid twenties. He revved a couple times and I did the same (I'm pretty sure I can piss farther). At green we went and I pulled out ahead immediately and had the race outright. We ended up filling up at the same gas station and he came over and said he didn't even recognize my car as a WRX until he was behind me and saw the badging. We ended up talking for a couple more minutes and learned he's had his car for about 7 months now and really likes it but kind of wishes he went the Subaru route. He said his family has always just gotten Volvos so he didn't really question it at the time.
Now I don't know the numbers on the S40 other than the price but in my experience at least, there's one car that doesn't seem to be able to hang. I will say the refinement is definitely better.