Just note that yes 02-early04 has the "glass trannys." 02-05 have a 2.0L engine. 06+ has the larger 2.5L engine (aka more room for power upgrade). Just see whats in your price range and certainly go for a stock wrx, way better than a modded one as you can be almost sure it has less wear and tear. FYI wrx trannys in general are rather weak compared to other cars including the STi. That's about the only negative I can think of (Well maybe lack of luxury, but that's not what you buy this car for). Their AWD system is one of the best I've ever used. Overall its a phenomenal car.