Just bought a 2002 WRX Wagon, all stock, and went out and wrung it out Sunday.
WOW!!! [Giggles like a little girl]
One issue that may or may not be minor. When I go on a straight stretch that I use for high-speed running there was train-like whistle sound that seemed to come from under the hood at about 125mph. I don't know if was the turbo or not and I got right off it the instant I heard it.
The previous owner was very anal about the car and has every single record about the car since its purchase. The car has 50,000 miles on it. So I don't think it was an issue of car abuse. I notice no other performance/turbo issues from the car.
Has anyone else had this and should I be concerned?