I just got stationed in northern japan and am going to get myself an impreza in the next few days. I have 3 to choose from. a 95 wrx with lots of mods. a 96 gravel express wagon wrx with less mods and a 96 STi that may be too expensive but i may be able to get.
I was wondering what sort of performance path you take with these cars? can you slap on a boost controler and intake and exhaust and be good to go or is there weak points that need to be addressed in these cars. i have a good deal of experiance tuning turb cars but I know that theyare all differant and all have their little quirks.
I hear that this particuar years of the impreza the STi is not that much differant than the regualt car so maybe getting a 95 with lots of parts for 4k might be better than a 96 STi with almost no performance mods for 5k. I say this because i won't have much money to purchase parts for the car that i buy so building up a car from stock is not going to happen.
I had a 2006 wrx for a week once before than bank called and took it back. It was a great car but I'm betting these JDM older ones will blow it out of the water.