Long story, and doesn't really contain any illeagal street racing just comparisons and drives of both.
I'm down in pensecola for a couple of days so last night I went out with my friend who is in also. We took the WRX in for it's first and last beating, very twisty roads at full speed, very spirited driving, but no launching or for that matter fast takeoffs. Anyway once that is over with we head over to steak and shake to get back to his car, a 1998 M3 Roadster. Anyway after some convincing we get to exchange cars. (I already let him drive earlier and he commented that it feels alot faster than the M)
Anyway, first thing I notice is that reverse is extremely hard to get into, and everything is so much more aside from the steering. Braking is excellent, clutch is too stiff for me, requires one to depress to it's fullest extent or else you grind gears. shifting requires a lot more effort and there is a tad more throw (I have the sti short shifter, the m has a short throw also I think)
I also accidentally spun the wheels when he told me to take off, pretty funny, tires sucked though. Anyway There is no dogged-up gear like the wrx even up to 5th pulls very well. But head to head they are almost even maybe the wrx being a tad faster, although my friend tells me that it hasn't been that well taken care of and has probly lost some of it's oomph and needs to be tuned (inherited car from his father (RIP), kind've long story)
So that's my analysis, so wrx wins? maybe he's right and it has lost some serious power, who knows.