Chose the WRX over the GTI VR6 in a
close call. Miss the VR6's amenities,
but the WRX power and awd are
decisive. Accel, braking, cornering,
and shifting are all terrific.
Smoothness is and quietness are better
than I expected; ride is excellent
except on large bumps. No defects so
far except for rattle in short-shift
linkage. Trunk slam is pathetic, but
if Subaru had to cut something to meet
price, that's a good place to cut.