Just acquired a 2002 WRX and decided to join the forum. I'm coming from the Maxima world, but after a slight "whoops" while driving, it was time for a new ride. My girlfriend has an '05 STi that she swears by, and for the price range I am excited about my purchase and having a WRX.
The only thing non-stock on the car was a performance exhaust. I've since replaced the tires, replaced the front oxygen sensor (thank god for this forum when I was doing that!) and replaced all of the stereo components (head unit, all interior speakers, and added a sub and amp to the trunk).
Lot's of potential, and I'm hoping to get some great ideas and help in the years to come.