The price tags over here are running about $26,000 - 28,000 depending on options. I would assume the clutches are different from the 2.5 than from the 2.0 however don't quote me on that. The Cobb double adjustable shortshifter is available for the 2008 wrx and should help with your shifting concerns. I am unsure if their is a way to raise the clutch release point or not, im sure someone that knows will chime in with the answer. Sux to hear about your camera issues on the highways, 72 MPH won't even put you into 5th gear, I would go insane if I couldnt drive over 72 MPH. Several states out here have speed limits of 70. I'm still trying to figure out all the gadets on this car, just driving it today i got a warning icon, had to get out the manual to figure out that it was tellin me my tires were low.