ive known this, i was gonna buy one but ive always wanted a wrx to go with my muscle and granny mobiles. i dont like how easy it is to shift them plus ialways end up dropping the clutch in the easy to shift cars . they release half way down but i like to hit the floor like a real performance machine should. plus u know they have a down into dual cats with no mufflers. i do alot of research on cars. plus u can always say ## almost as fast, go more places, and get more gas mileage. they only average like 14mpg in all the test on that. 13.97 is thier record stock e.t. in class racing . thats what my down/up/header/and exhaust are gonna take are of in the end. go for torque instead of horse and ull be like them . the srt 4 makes like 245-250 torque, also the 04 model has 230 horse. dont like it then build!