Well I mean, how are tranny swaps for an 09 WRX? I guess I wanted to be able to push the WRX on the track without fear for breaking a tranny while still being able to keep up with others. I am a mechanic by hobby so doing that wouldn't be a big deal. I've rebuilt motors. But I do know the forged pistons and the different head that the STI have make it a better car to push compared to the WRX.
By all means though totally correct me lol. I would rather not go to a lower year car if I don't have to.
And sorry the original question was going to an 08+STI but now I am considering trading in for a 2006 STI instead. This would leave me in the same amount of debt. The local dealership has one that looks good interior wise and has 42k miles on it. I'll have to check it out for any mechanical issues, but pending that that comes out ok it would seem like a good trade maybe?