at the moment, i have 18200. Just got myself a new job at probably the nicest restaurants in town as a bus boy so i should be making some good money. I really like the 2006-2007 sti's and the 2008-2009 sti's. I have been reading alot on the 2008-2009 wrx's and it sounds like the 2008's were horrible and they did many improvements on the 2009. however, i would like to do some mods in the future like a downpipe, catback, tune, and some other performance benefiting mods. It seems like its coming down to either the 09 wrx, 2006 sti since it has the better tune and control arms, of the 2008 sti which i dont think i can afford . I dont like the 09 wrx's because they have the ugly bodys with abolutely no fender flares and to me looks like an economy car. They also dont have the 6 speed and many of the other features the 2006 sti has. I live in arizona soo i dont have to worry about the rough ride since the roads are good. Would you guys suggest saving up some more to buy a nice 06 sti or buying a 2009 wrx now and mod it with the money i will be making? i want a car that will not blow up on me and last as long as possible.