I used to pass on those thread since i'm here but personnally, either if the STi is faster, they are so different.
If I would like only 0-60 or 1/4 mile, I would have kept my Eagle Talon Tsi and modify it or whatever and spank the hell out of a STi and the STi guy would have said "WoW!, how much I paid for my STi and I can't compete with a "old" modified Eagle Talon"...
What I mean by this comment: Different cars, different priority. A MINORITY of people buy a BMW just to say "Hey, I have a BMW"... It's just that when somebody does it for the name, we talk so much about it... I'm planning on a S4 2004, way slower than a STi from 0-100mph but hey, I like the interior and comfort that Audi gives that the STi can't give. My brother went to the Toronto autoshow and said there's no comparison and also no comparison on the price. Oh, and for the name "Audi" or "BMW", I don't give a lot of credit for the name since i'm not sold to anycar...
Brand new 03 Z06
Waiting for the 04 S4