Basically, I'm shopping around right now for 2 cars. An 05 Mazda RX8 (which I test drove yesterday), and an 05 WRX. I really wanted to go RWD, but I live in CT so winter would probably be just about the most piss poor experience of my life with the RX8. Now I've always liked the WRXs and I'm going to go test drive an 05 tomorrow but I had some questions about it. One, how does the car handle? I loved the RX8 and I'd like to have a car that is pretty capable like that. Two, how is the transmission? The RX8 was pretty much flawless in that department, the shifting was astounding. Three, (this one might be stupid) can I have leather seats installed through the dealer? I saw an 02 WRX from a Scooby dealer about a half hour away from me and it had a leather interior which I was surprised to see, I thought the WRX only came with cloth up until the 06s release with the limited.