I passed on the 2002 WRX for a GTI way back in the day. I had a couple GTI'S since then and now I have an M3.
BUT, finally my wife's 2003 Celica is getting tired so we placed an order for a '12 WR Blue WRX Limited hatch last weekend! It's technically her car, but I can finally scratch the WRX itch I have had for 10 years!
We live in Delaware North of C'bus.