That's what this guy thought. . .
There is no question in my mind that the WRX pretty much requires winter tires in conditions of temps below 40 and with snowy/icy road surfaces. This is a (fairly) high performance car, it's way more than that Kia and that went sideways. You gotta pay if you wanna play. The WRX is not a cheap car and should not be taken as such. I spent about $700 and feel it's one of the better investments that can be made for the car. Just a busted fender would cost more, after all.