I love the lack of knowledge flowing throughout this thread.
A stock wrx is not going to take a 6spd Eclipse GT "over and over again". Every single time a thread of this car comes up I always have to be the bad guy that posts data of this car running low-mid 14's @ 100mph with some dudes on the forums hitting high 13's.
With a great driver it is certainly possible for the wrx to win, but it will not be a blowout. Hell, in most instances, my money would be on the Eclipse unless I absolutely knew the wrx driver was top notch with his launches and shifting.