I have recently moved back to the US from Norway of all places and am looking at buying a WRX so I figured that the best place to go for information is straight to the source. Now in Norway my neighbor had a WRX with all kinds of modifications, upgraded turbo, intake, down pipe, exhaust, intercooler, BOV, suspension I mean if it could have been done it was. The only thing that was stock was the body and I think that it gave it that sleeper look. Anyhow I have never been a fan of the cars until I took a ride in his around the mountain roads in Norway. The thing was awesome, I have owned modified Hondas and VWs and none could hang with AWD. Anyhow I have heard that WRXs are not too reliable and that they are hard to work on. Also people have said that the aftermarket parts are expensive. I was in Norway for a year and my neighbor never had problems with his but maybe there is something different in the American ones. Like I said I have no knowledge about the cars at all. I have heard that the STi is the way to go but I really dont have the money for one and I still fall into that great under 25 insurance range for males. So any help with the cars would be greatly appreciated, impressions, similar cars that you have owned and how the WRX compares, etc....Thanks and maybe I can own my own.