I dont know why you guys keep bringing up the factor of price when you compare two different cars. As far as performance goes, stock for stock they are almost equal. As far as comfort and luxaries goes, the S4 is WAYYY ahead.
There are a few ricers on this board who goes around and using excuses like "I saved 15k by not buying an S4, with 15k I can make my car far superior to the S4." My response to that is this... what do you get for spending 15k on a WRX? A possibly fast, and dressed up WRX, but its still, a WRX. This goes up there with the civic boys using the same excuse.
Another excuse is this, "Wait til the STI comes out, it will mopp the floor with the S4." Answer: Still a WRX, nothings changed..
Mod for Mod.. Because the S4 is a german car, needless to say the price for mods will be higher, just like any italian car or german car. But then again, whos counting their dollars anyways?
Both AWD vehicles performs amazing for what they are. The WRX is a lot lighter than the S4, therefore the WRX will be more nimble when it comes to track racing. But like any other racing circuits, track racing is mostly driver dependent.
Btw, how come I never see Suburu racing with the BMW, Corvettes, vipers, audi's, mercedes, and the NSX's??
With all seriousness aside, why dont I see WRX owners compare their cars with something that is more of their caliber, like the DSM's and the talons? I guess scoobie owners feel a lot better comparing themselves to a car that cost almost twice as much, but has equal performance. I guess when I buy my viper I should compare my car to the 360 Modena and say, my car cost 3x less and kicks its ass.
I guess thats why I have the bigger 8======= -)