Dude, I drove a 1988 Ford Escort Until I was 21. At that point I bought a 2002 GTI 1.8T that I saved up for myself. Now I am in a 2005 WRX. No 18 year old deserves to have an STi bought for them. The WRX is a great car, starter or not. Don't be so picky until you are buying it yourself.