i think the WRX is a good all round car for just about anything. AWD comes in handy for alot of things. the biggest advantage is your launch if u are racing. i dont race so i dont care. its perfect for college kids cuz it is a balance of fun and reliability. subaru is like #1 in warranty and reliability.
the boxer engine has a distinct growl if u put the right exhaust on it. there is no real #1 favorite exhaust out there. everyone goes everywhere for exhaust. i am going to try the turboXS RFL-Ti exhaust and see how it goes.
Things in love about my scooby: 4 door with nice interior, 6 disc cd player, heated seats, sunroof, turbocharged!!!, AWD, alot of HP/TQ for less cash.
things i hate: loses too much power through the drivetrain (170-180 to the wheels), handling isnt the greatest in the world (needs new sway bars), and ummm....cant think of anything else in particular.