What can I say. I wanted one in 02, but could never justify getting one, but this year I did it. I found an lightly driven '06 in great condition save the fact that the previous owner had tried to park it in a stall a bit too narrow. 2 fenders later I have a good-as-new WRX.
Loving it too, and so is my Girlfriend who was a little wary about why I'd buy a wrecked up car. I love being right.
$15,500 - Car
$1,800 - Body work
$700 - Tires, brakes, fluids
$300 - Stereo
$500 - Gas from taking the longest route possible everywhere I go