Ok, what im about to tell u might shock you...
I spent about 500-600 bucks in mods, a Turbo back exhaust, and a cable to flash the ECU.... im running 13.227 @ 101MPH with a 60FT of 1.63 and its a WRX, NOT an STi. 500 bucks dropped me an entire second if not more... also, with allwheel drive you can take the hell off in rain, sleet or snow... even dirt. slush, w/e u name it except for ice... durr.. i LOVE my wrx, you have no idea. it handles great for my uses....147 on the freeway slamming the turns... oh and i got the ebay TBE, actually very high quality. Take a look at my road dyno.
Tuned for free