What's up! I've owned quite a few "fun" cars and the WRX and STI were two that I have always liked. I went to test drive a WRX to see if I would like it as compared to my Mazdaspeed 3. They are very similar however, I really like the AWD and the power band is very linear compared to the Mazda. Of course, reliability was another factor so, when I test drove it I felt at home right away. A few turns, couple of spirited runs through gears sold me. Of course, the car has the SPT exhaust which produces a very nice sound as well. I will probably look to having a tune done later down the road but for now, I want to add the intake and mudflaps. I am looking forward to having this car for a very long time so, again the reliability factor played a big part. While I have owned and driven a lot of cars, I have never owned an AWD car. Needless to say, I am happy to finally be in a WRX.
Some of my past cars of note that I previously owned:
97 supra which I built into a single turbo (722RWHP), 3000GT VR4, Minicooper S, 370Z, GT500, and a 2013 Mazdaspeed3.
What's funny is that my wife ordered a 2014 STI so, when I bought mine yesterday...she gave me a little grief!
Happy New Year!