First off I would like to say hello and say thank you to those who have made this site. Great site, tons of good info, and a lot less flaming than other Subaru sites I have visited.
I've finished college and thankfully landed a job that allows me to afford a nice car. I have driven various V8 Mustangs and trucks all my life, so I am knowledgable about domestic big engines, hp, and torque......but not so much with imports,turbos, and suspensions.
I am sick of the "V8s rule and all else is slow crappy rice" mentality that 90% of the people in my city have. I have to admit I once shared that mentality, however its amazing how an engineering degree can open your eyes So I wanna be different and get a performance import.
I have been browsing through the STIs, EVOs,IS350s and 3 series in town. I am leaning towards an 07 STI. It would be my daily driver....about 30 freeway miles a day...not to much traffic. I also have no plans to mod in the near future. That is why I want the STI..I want to be happy with the setup I have driving off the lot, not adding mods. I got a lot to learn before I mod an STI. I will probably be babying the car for the most part. My street racing days are over, and not too many timed events around these parts. However there are miles and miles of twisty mountain roads as well as dirt roads for me to open up the throttle on. Bottom line, I want this car for my satisfaction, no racing.
My question is this, can an 07 STI serve as a dependable, comfortable, daily driver? Yes I want the coveted docile ride Mon-Fri and Hell On Wheels Sat.&Sun. Am I just dreaming or can the STI suit my needs? Any info helps. Thanks