I currently own an 08 Evo X with 382 whp and 352 wtq. Sounds good I know, but i'm 32 now and i'm sort of getting tired of turning wrenches on the car all the time and of course the more you do to a car, the more problems you will have. I don't launch my cars and really don't drive them that hard. I'm basically looking for something that is fast if I need it to be or just because I want to have the occasional fun run.
Sooooo, after bouncing around and looking at different cars I decided the WRX may be my best bet. It's quick, it's lighter than the X by a bit over 300 lbs. The skidpad is off by quite a bit, but perhaps I could do some sway bars or something and add a little bit there? The only things I am considering for the car would be a CAI and a downpipe or MAYBE TBE with an AP or custom tune, after that.. that is it! Should be good enough for maybe a high 12 run or so I would think? Doesn't matter, the car will never go to the track anyway.
What do you guys think? A good choice for someone looking to have some fun and not break the bank doing it?
My questions are, how do you feel about the ride comfort for the limited WRX? What sort of mileage do you see on the highway? (Keep in mind I drive about 60 because there are cops everywhere and the speed limit is still 55 here). I am trying to decide between the blue, the while or the black... any ideas about the colors in person?
Lastly, i'm in Md, but don't care where I go to get the best price on the car... I bought my X in Chicago for instance... so distance doesn't matter. I'd like to get the car OTD for invoice. I know it's possible in this economy... maybe better.