I read over on IWSTI that 12% of 2013 STi purchasers were women. Presumably that statistic hasn't changed much in the past couple of years.
Today I drove to lunch with a colleague. We got out of the car, and as I was reaching into the back seat to grab my purse, I heard my coworker say something to someone in the parking lot. I heard the word STi. I straightened up, locked the car, and turned to the guy talking. He was telling my coworker how cool my car was, and then he said, "OMG I can't believe it - I've never seen an STi driven by a ... a FEMALE."
Now, I don't like the use of the word female as a noun, especially when one is talking about a human. But he was trying to compliment me, so I let that slide. He was going on and on about how cool it was, and even the woman he was with (who was getting into the driver's side of their M3) looked impressed.
So my questions are: Are there any female STi owners on clubWRX? Do you ever see female owners of STis? Are we really that rare?