Why is everyone so worried about having a "rare" car. A rare car is one that is hard to come across... a 22B is rare. A 2.5RS or WRX is something anyone can go to their dealership and buy... not rare but just not popular. Figure that one platform, the Legacy, makes up half of Subaru manufacturing and most of those are Outback Wagons. Divide the rest among Foresters and Imprezas and you begin to see what I'm talking about. The WRX is just bringing more popularity to the Impreza platform... probibly due to the hefty advertising(which the 2.5RS never got) and good reviews. I truly believe that no Impreza will ever become as popular as the Civic... or that the WRX will even be mentiond when people talk about "performance" cars after this introduction year. The only people who will be talking about them are us, the true enthusists, who won't be trading our Scoobs in as soon as the new A4 comes out or whatever the next new-vehicle-I-just-gotta-have is. Subaru owners are known to buy more than one Subaru in their lives, correct? I don't think typical WRX owners will follow that pattern.