Before the WRX I drove a 1999 4Cyl Toyota Camry LE. White with grey interior, which was decent. My bro has it now.
Before the Camry was my beloved (oddly enough) 1990 Mercury Sable, which had belonged to my Papa before me. It was all burgundy, inside and out, but the outside was faded to a deep pink cause it was kept outside all summer. No rust tho, since it was garaged and not driven in winters. Great car while I was in HS... till the trans got stuck on an exit ramp. Then I had some pretty colorful words for the damn thing.