Well here is my dilemma. Right now I'm driving a sporty rear wheel drive car and I just moved into college, so im forced to keep my car outside, which sucks. So basically, I can't keep my car nice, it won't drive in the snow, and it also doesn't have a lot of room or trunkspace. I was considering trading it for a big suv, unitl my friend mentioned subarus. I've been reading this forum and its been extremely helpful and I'm really excited about subarus. So basically I'm looking for a manual sporty car, that will be great in the snow and has a little extra room to add to the stable. I'm looking at the Impreza WRX and also at the STi. The STi is a bit of a price reach, so I'm wondering what you would reccomend and why? Is the STi's price jump worth it? I'll probably be leasing this car. What kind of performance can I expect in the snow? I look foward to hearing from you guys!