2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
After 4 months this street legal rocket-ship is still the best escape I can recommend to those who want safety, power and AWD fun for a daily driver or a weekend warrior! No regrets in adding this power monster to my growing Subaru fleet (the 5th Subaru I've owned); it compliments my 2005 Legacy GT sedan perfectly. Looking forward to taking this beast to NJ MotorSports in the spring for a track weekend; it separates itself from the pack in that it handles superbly, power is smooth and turbo spools-up quick; the adjustable torque and limited-slip features are also excellent. Ride quality is tight and extreme - it goes where you point it - what more could you want from a performance car?
Styling and speed/power/handling of the hatch (you can have the 2011 sedan); quad exhaust (the look & the mature "note"); extreme handling/stiffer springs and bushings; short throw shifter; wheels and graphite-colored rims; tinted windows; street style & attitude; the questions I get asked about it!
Keep the SE a limited edition; it's a head turner; my friends and gear-heads are jealous they didn't get one. Nothing like being the driver with the car others wish they had! Stereo speakers need a serious upgrade but I guess that's why there's x-mas wish-lists! Ho, ho ho!