I have been reading everything on the WRX since it came out in the USA on edmunds and any other sites which I could find.
The only other car which was in the running was the new Nissan Altima, which is a larger car with more internal features and a pretty good engine. But the test drive in the WRX on a rainy night made up my mind.
Obviously, the engine and all-wheel drive. Remember, it's not how fast you go, it's how well you go fast.
I knew about it before i bought it, but they have GOT to illuminate the interior. Heck, the key slot cannot be seen if it is dark outside because the interior cabin lighting does not shine on it. A little "Glow" on the door lock control, as well as the power window would have been nice also.