I appreciate the replies guys. you've been very helpful. I know that most people would agree that the Z is prettier, although i dont think so. But i was more concerned about the performance of the cars. I know that the sti is faster on the straight, whether you wanna admit it or not, but i was more concerned about which handles better in the corners. Wouldnt the Z be able to cut corners better? I have heard that the sti over/understeers often, and is more likely to drift. Reason im so interested is because i will soon be buying one or the other. I live in southern california, and wheather is not an issue.