Originally Posted by WRX2EVOX
Buy a salvaged STI donor car for approx 4-6k or a WRX for 2-3k and swap everything over, check out copart.com. Why buy another 25k+ car, unless u want it to be turn key and don't want the down time associated with swapping everything over. But if u don't mind getting dirty and spending the time doing the swap it can be cost effective.
4-6k usually gets you either the engine, or the transmission......