My name is Chris and I plan to buy a WRX in the next 12 months. I am new to Subaru my last 7 cars have been Honda/Acura's.
I have found that Honda can't give me the power/speed that I would like in a car.
I will be using the WRX for 1/4 miles at the track and some autoX. Also I just want a safe car to take on trips in the mountains.
At first I was dead set on either and EVO or an STI but now I see that they kicked up the wrx non sti to 265 hp in 09. Now I am torn between a 2010 or a 2011-12. I like the wider body on the 20011's but I know due to the earthquake they are hard to find.
I can still afford an STI but would have to go with an 06 or 07. What do you guys think about the power bump on the 09+ wrx do they compete well with the older STI and Evo VII-VIII?
Thanks in advance.