I think you should wait until the WRX comes out. You never know what Subaru will do. What if The WRX comes out with 250 hp, and Subaru really fooled us all. If you already bought the RS, you're basically screwed, but if you wait, you will be very happy. OF course, if you wait, I think the 2002 RS wil also have 180 hp. I guess it basically is if you can wait or if you really hate the new styling.