I've had the 9-2x since this summer and so far it has been a very fun car. The AWD and turbo make city drivng fun with it's quickness and cornering abilities. Having traded in a muscle car that was killing me in gas it has been a lot easier on the wallet at fillup time. Not as great as I expected (about 20 MPG avg.) but that is probably a combination of driving it in a fun manner and the city driving. With two kids it has also been easier having a four door vehicle but keeping a sporty look and feel.
The turbo and AWD. It makes driving fun in a sporty way. For a four door vehicle it is very agile and it makes you want to start rally racing because you can tell this car can handle it.
- STI downpipe for the turbo to fix some of the low end turbo lag. - Fix ignition key or location to stop rattle. - Stock speakers are HORRIBLE - replaced with aftermarket speakers/amps/one sub. Sounds much better now. No overkill. - STI short shifter.