sooo I wasn't sure how to search for this and I browsed around for a bit but didn't find anything that matched my question. The breakdown is that I am in the market for a new car ~$30k (already whittled away my other choices genesis coupe, speed3 etc...) and now I am down to either a brand spanking new WRX or a used STI. Yes... yes I am fully aware of the obvious performance differences between the two. My problem is that in the past I have seen some shady stuff happen when buying a used "performance car" in the G35 or VW world I found that only two type of people sell their 1 or 2 year old car.. the 18 year old who after a year realized that he cannot afford the car let alone the proper maintenance and probably installed substandard "performance upgrades" and so I would be the one seeing the effects of not maintaining the car. The other guy is the one who bought it, installed $15k worth of upgrades, beat it to the ground, removed said parts, and traded it in because he got bored. Either way I am a bit nervous about buying a 2011 or 2012 STI. Any thoughts etc? and to answer ahead of time, if i got the WRX I would be doing upgrades slowly but surely, so I am pretty sure I could make up the 40 less hp eventually. thanks in advance!