At a little over 8k, went Cobb Stage 1 (thank you, Uncle Sam!)
Overall Impressions: Great improvement over the stock tune...much more midrange/part throttle power. The intake does get a little loud and vacuum cleaner-sounding to me, but as long as you're not using the throttle as an on and off switch.....you eventually get the feeling and can actually adjust driving style by sound. I replaced the stock bov with a Greddy Type-S, full recirc a while back, and now the car has the quiet giggling chipmunk sound at low boost and full Psshhhhh when quick changing gears at full power....fully audible now. Get's a little annoying?...sure....Cool as ****?, YEP!
I had a round trip from Burbank to Anaheim today (110+ miles), in 88+ degree weather (yep....SoCal the last days of winter....)!, stop and go like a mofo with moments of open throttle.....averaged 20.5 mpg over a previous 18.5 running stock tune. Impressive enough for me! That is a great $$$ savings, which balances out the cost in a way.
Worth that much??...ehhh....maybe. Still need to delve into the system a little more and exploit the features, but overall, I'm one happy Subi owner.
Keep it Horizontal!