Making my introductory post - I purchased my first WRX ten days ago from my local dealer: 2015 WR Blue Pearl - Premium 6MT.
I have wanted one for years, but circumstances were not right. Thankfully they are now
So far I am very pleased with the car. This is my first turbo vehicle, so I have had to adjust a bit to the way it accelerates (previous car was 06 350z). I have been keeping it under 4k rpm (mostly) for the the first 1k miles, and am very impressed with the acceleration and torque - this car WANTS to go fast. Handling is excellent with almost no body roll on some very aggressive cornering. Ride is stiff, but not brutal by any means. Exhaust is very pleasant - not quite the burble of the un-equal length headers on the 2.5, but still enough depth and volume to be very satisfying both inside and outside the car.
First area of improvement will be the brakes - they are good, not great - for a car this eager to GO, it should be just as eager to STOP. Initial bite is pretty passive, though moderate pedal will produce decent stopping power, its just not what it should be. I will try better pads first. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them.