Quick history, I went from an 07 lightly modded GTI to an 09 MS3 and now after 3 crappy winters in FWD turbo cars, I've decided to pull the trigger and go for a 2011 WRX or STI.
While the STI comes with some extra stuff (bigger brakes, bigger IC, 6 gears..etc) I would like to go after the WRX since my finance wants to lease a car (if I get one, she wants a new car too..whatever I love her) Anyways, my concern is that the WRX from what I've heard/read has some transmission issues with upgraded power. If I got the WRX I would be looking to do the typical modding I'm use to doing which consists of stage 1, intake, BV, catch can, motor mounts, exhaust, intercooler, give or take. What concerns are there with a set-up like this? if any? With this set-up would getting an STI make more sense and not modding? Thanks so much for the help! Any other insight for a potential WRX/STI owner you have would be much appreciated!