I wrecked my dads ver. 8 swapped bugeye years ago. He then parted out/sold everything off except for the engine. He then bought a 2002 WRX with a spun bearing to put his EJ207 into. I decided he didn't want to put the EJ207 into that, so I did all the labor on getting that engine running and then adopted it. I wrecked that car about a year after wrecking my dads.
Its been a few years since ive wrecked a car, and now I have a 04 wagon, and the ability to pull a Subaru engine in 3 hours. Dad has yet another bugeye with his EJ207.
Would I buy my child a STi? Depends on how badly I need lawn art.