Originally Posted by Supraru
If you want something that isn't going to blow transmissions and can handle brake temps buy an sti not a wrx.
I would agree with that provided one is trying to make big power with the car. Otherwise, brakes are relatively cheap to upgrade compared to transmissions. If one is not looking to make more than stage 1/2 kinda power levels, and they are kind to the transmission and know how to drive fast without being abusive, the 5 speed will hold up just fine.