Very soon I'll be selling my 02' BMW M3 and I'm going after a WRX. Most people may think I'm crazy for getting rid of an M3, but maintenance costs are ridiculous and I'm sick of every little thing costing in the thousands instead of hundreds. Charged up my credit card with $4k worth of exhaust parts and that was the cheapest I could get away with. I've got to get out of this car before it bankrupts me.
I'm looking at going for probably a 04' or 05' WRX (not STi) - would rather pay less and have extra cash to be able to upgrade it immediately (besides I want a "project car"). Because I'm used to a good amount of HP it will be hard to go from that to a low 200hp but the AWD will prolly make up for that. I've just always wanted a car with a turbo and one that I could upgrade and put a body kit on etc etc.
I've been doing some research on my own on after market upgrade stuff - thought this forum would be the best place for advice on this.
So far I've found a Stage II upgrade kit from vinshu. Looks very sweet.
Something else I just found was the APS brand. The model SR40 with their exhaust appears to probably make this car fast enough to smoke the crap out of my M3 - though the vinshu stage II might do the trick as well. What do you think about the APS brand?
I'd like to start with adding HP to the car as soon as it's in my possesion - so I figured that probably the fastest way would be some kind of kit that gave me a bigger turbo, exhaust parts, injectors, etc etc.
Any help, opinions, etc would be greatly appreciated.