Yeah....not much of a competition.
I have a soft spot for my little SVT. I just traded it in. It handled quite well when pushed hard in the corners, the 6 speed felt great with a Short Shifter but all in all it was really slow, the AC didn't work, and it showed the wear.
I love my 09 WRX hatch. It is great. It is not as fast as the Mazda Protege 5 that we had in my old shop (500 FWP built engine/ huge turbo, AEM standalone ha ha) but that thing was squirley as hell on DRY roads.
I can't wait to drive my car in SLC in the snow with some snow tires! I am really glad I bought this ride.
MOD PLANS - keeping it sane.....short shifter, COBB Stage 2, Front and Rear Sway Bars and endlinks. That is it.
What is the deal with the WRX interior hate around here? This is the nicest car I have ever had.