I'm currently checking out WRXs in the area 2011-2013 and cannot believe the reasonable prices for a new models. I currently have a 2010 Mazdaspeed3 and love the way it drives, but I am moving out west later this year and will need AWD. I have owned two Subarus in the past (both SVX models 92 & 93), and loved the boxer engine. I really would like an STi, but I don't think it will be practical from a cost perspective for payment and insurance.
I just saw a 2013 WRB WRX sedan today and loved the look. Hatchback might be the way to go for utility, but it will be a last minute decision. Definitely want a sunroof, something my MS3 does not offer. If I can find the right STi (low miles around $30k), I might bite the bullet on the insurance increase (for me $37 more per month).
I hope this site is as informative as Mazdaspeedforums.org. I really learned a lot from those guys.
Does anyone have a firm date for the 2014 release? I don't want to buy new and miss out on a revamped model (or a steal of deal on a '13).
My purchase will probably happen by the end of April at the latest, so until then I will stalk the forums for information.