I bought my Impreza in June 2012, and within two weeks after buying it I stumbled across a Craigslist ad that I couldn't resist. It was for used 16" Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 tires (with approximately 5000 miles on them), mounted onto old WRX wheels. I bought the set of 4 for $280!
Today was installation day. Here's the Impreza jacked up with the original wheels/tires:
And here she is, jacked with the winter wheels/tires installed:
And here she is on the ground, ready to rumble:
The previous owner of the wheels/tires spray painted them black. It's a pretty amateurish paint job, but it doesn't look bad from 10 feet away. I think the black wheels on a black car look kind of sinister, like the Bat-Mobile.
Snow tires on an AWD car--sounds like fun! LET IT SNOW!