Originally Posted by jdm_wrx95
It will hurt you much less if you'd crash your civic vs a wrx trust me get a beater just to get some experience on the road save up some cash and then go for a wrx because repairs aren't like the Honda's lol
This ^^^ or at least go for something like an older 2.5 RS. Without the turbo there's far less to go wrong, a bit less power but still all the AWD fun.
A coworker of mine picked up a 2004 2.5 RS for like $4,000 with a rebuilt title. It's been reliable and fun and that's probably realistically within reach of someone your age