Just bought a 2002 WRX and I am 20 going on 21 in a few months. WRXs and STIs have been in my sight as a dream car since I was 15. I do deal with a lot of the stereotypes just for the fact that I am so young. But I have found that the way you take care of the car (hand wash, work on it yourself, and TLC) factors into what people think of you, as well as the way you drive it. That being said I have gotten a lot of compliments (from all age demographics). Any car will have its stereotypes associated with it unfortunately.