Thanks to everyone the replied... Wow
I went to the local Suby dealer here in town yesterday and met one of the salesmen there. He was prolly one of the nicest car salesman I have ever met... Even my MINI "Motoring Advisor" seemed more eager to sell something than this guy (MINI Salesman are supposed to be the best, and the least sharkish). He is in the process of locating me a white STi Limited. We sat down and finally came to the conclusion that it was what I would like the best. He originally was trying to steer me towards a WRX also, but then after listening to my wants we decided the STi L was the way to go. I hate the wing... end of story, and that's what lent me to the limited. I liked white and the leather, since that's what I have in the MINI, and the sunroof, which I also have in the MINI, the foglights, the fact that it's unique, only 800 people have one, is awesome... and for only $34k it's amazing. I know how to drive lol I autocross every weekend in the summer, and I drive cars on a regular basis that are faster than this STi would be. I don't take my racing on the street because i try to my costs to a minimum, like to mods and insurance, and the car payment. Notice how "traffic violations" isn't listed I learned my lesson in the MINI... BRIGHT Red car with a white roof and a catless straight exhaust that sputters flames draws some popo attention. During the summer I'd get followed about twice a day, not for doing anything wrong, just driving, so I'd get followed move by move for a couple miles.
The key with any fast car is to respect it, and know when and when NOT to push it hard. I haven't yet driven an STi, I will next week, but the Cooper S scares the sh!t out of me because you never know whats going to happen, especially with it's, ummm problems I have PSS9s on there now, and even on a very harsh setting, accelerating hard and hooking up are freakin jokes. FWD just blows, that's all there is to it, the weight shift kills any chance of getting traction, the PSS9s help but really it all comes to freakin FWD. I do nothing but burn in first, burn until about 3/4s of the way through second, and squeel in when going into third, my autox Kumho V710s are really the only somewhat "solution" to this problem, and it still does it with those, just not as bad. Then the entire understeer issue, even with camber and a 25mm rear swaybar, still sucks, the car still pushes out if you don't accelerate in the right place. And the snow...
Yeah well at least I can have a viable excuse for skipping school in the winter... yeah I have used the "I got stuck in a snow drift/ditch" many times, twice it was true, the other times I just didn't feel like risking my own life and decided to stay home and do something constructive and productive, and play turismo or nfs, and watch Oprah.
It's still fun, just annoyingly fun. It's fun because you never know how it will turn out, everytime is different. It definitely keeps me on my feet. I would rather have something that is somewhat predictable and more easily controllable, especially in the wintertime, but still has enough power to keep me in shock and respecting. Driving a fast car slow is more satisfying to me than driving a medioker car fast, and it tends to get me into less trouble. I guess I'm the opposite of most kids my age, but again I'm unique lol I just call it using your head.
I would prolly not do much to the STi in terms of modifications... My friends and I have already started brainstorming... Exhaust, ECU, CAI (is it needed? I know it was a must have on the Cooper S), wheels (prolly 18in black Ultraleggeras), some dece tires, some autox/trackday wheels and tires, winter tires, and some suspension stuff to lower the beeyotch/perform better (coilovers?). ratfart that's prolly about ten Gs right there... oh well
So yeah... Hey ANOTHER novel. I should be an author. No... then I might have to sell the STi to get published lol