Pretty good thread, and I to was a Non believer back in 2003 when I still was looking for a car. I was at SouthCoast Subaru in NewPort Beach, CA about to buy a Aspen White WRX for 26K and 580 a month until a few friends told me about the SRT. I was like whats that, I don't want a "NEON". After they told me what it was about and the price, I had to look at it. I was very impressed, with the power and looks except the rear roll downs, but oh well. I've always been a FWD guy, so it really isn't a big prob for me, especially being here in Cali were it doesn't snow and rain as much. Stock, this car needs some mods on the suspension, cuz that tall ass will swing, but I fixed that after I hit 500 miles.
I currently have 36,000 miles since April 1st of 03, and I've driven my car as if I'm in a race every day, the track, auto x, canyon runs, street runs, u name it. I broke an axle at the track at 33k and thats about it. My Car handles awesome and very impressed for it being FWD. I've surprised alot of non believers and feels good to do so since the SRT gets so much ****. I Love and Respect my car dearly as you guys do yours. Now I'm in the market of buying a used WRX because I'm racking to many miles on the SRT, so need another to split them. They will look good on my driveway also