I just upgraded to an 05 OBP STi. The car is amazing and.....I'm in love.
The previous owner was a woman who drove it as a daily driver to make her husband happy. He drives an EVO VIII MR and they had to sell the STi because she got pregnant. She now drives an M5 The car was in immaculate condition, its like it has never been driven.
After I decided to buy the car he was like, "Wanna drive the EVO?" I wasn't sure if I heard him correctly at first, then it clicked. I had a big smile on my face and said, "sure!" I jumped in that thing lickety split. The MR was insanely fast, but not enough anemeties (sp?) for me.
I love the STi, the amount of torque is amazing, and with the short shifter changing gears is very quick. I can't wait to get this thing into the mountains; driving safely of course!