i really like this post. i recently got away from my strange OBS obsession and upgraded to an 04 wrx wagon. ive got the slightly ambitious goal of 400whp on the 2.0 possibly more if i can swing it. but ive had too much time behind the wheel of many different high powered FWD and RWD cars to underestimate a subaru. i consider myself a fairly experienced driver but when i first drove a subaru it was an automatic 97 OBS and the entire FEEL of the car is different. The AWD is a whole new animal to those like me used to older muscle cars and american vehicles in general. yes im shooting for 400+ at the wheels but my biggest goal is to do it slowly enough to continue to get used to how a subie drives. by the time i get to 400 i want to have gone through a large range of power levels in my car. and to anyone who even has experience with the FWD and RWD high powered vehicles i recommend doing the same in an import.