The WRX being a top 10 on Car and Driver sounds great. I traded my Acura RSX base for this car and thought it would be an excellent car to own. The WRX is great if you're looking for a racer with build potential. If you want any luxury or are concerned about build quality, do not buy a WRX. The clutch squeaks, driver seat sounds like an old couch when you get into it, the paint quality is the worst I have ever seen, the gas mileage is horrible, turbo lag makes the car feel like it can't get out of it's own way until you hit 3500 rpm's and then it finally throws you back into your squeaky seat. No power trunk release and Oh yes there are the windows that have no frame--perhaps the worst feature
Suspension, AWD works well. Great safety ratings. Resale value.
-Leather -Standard Moonroof -Get rid of turbo lag! -Fix the notchy transmission and 1st gear grind -FIX THE PAINT -Overall build quality, fit and finish.