I have looked into it.
I know it kicks serious butt.
1) I just don't like the rear wing.
The rest of it looks pretty sharp!
2) It is the only car in a comparo that doesn't even have side air bags, let alone head airbags.
It is also selling for about $6,500 above the WRX's price, which has side airbags standard, just no head airbags unfortunately and which does 0 - 60 in 6.1.
The Evo does it in 5.6, but 6.1 would be fast enough...
The problem is I want something without a wing or other obvious
hints that it is a performance car.
Example: I had a red coupe a while back. I drove through an intersection in a 25 MPH zone at about 25 (luckily); as soon as I went through, my radar detector issued an alert. The two cars in front of me had gone through 5 - 10 MPH FASTER than I had, but they weren't clocked.
The car attracted the police car's (waiting at the light perpendicular to us) attention.
That was without a wing or hood scoop etc......
Nevertheless, I may try the WRX tomorrow and see how I like it.
I still need to sell my old car though; I am hoping to sell it to my colleague (once he gets a few things with his divorce settled in the next week or so), since it saves me from having to post it online (ebay e.g.)and selling it to a total stranger online...
If not the 325XI (AWD) is another alternative.
Or the upcoming G35 AWD, assuming it comes in stick shift.