So after years of wanting the best of all worlds, I finally stopped telling myself "next year" and went out and got the WRX hatch I have wanted for 4 years now. I am big into snowboarding and MX so I always thought having a deisel 4wd truck was all I could have. Now that I am getting too old to be snapping caller bones riding moto, I traded my truck in for this car with really sweet snowboard racks and a crazy sounding exhaust! I must say, driving this car home (in four inches of Virginia snow) was like the first time I threw my leg over a motorcycle or carved fresh powder. STUNNING. I can not tell you how many times I went to the dealership with my 1000 bucks to "order" one and wait the 3 - 6 months for it to come in, only to walk away defeated. After an exhausting man hunt, I am only mad that I could have been enjoying myself for so much longer. Worth the wait!