A little history about me...I currently own a '98 Civic and riced it out. Yes, I know, but I did this a couple of years ago when I was in the "rice" scene. Not anymore...I want something that is quick out of the box and looks good too. Thus, my decision for the WRX. The STi is out of my price range and I don't have an indoor garage. I wouldn't want to drive an STi everyday and park it outside everynight.