Damn thats a nice Ride, Jack !
You got the 2.2 in that ? Too bad about the 4eat but other than that shes a runner for sure. Had I known then what I know now when I was purchasing my '99 GT, I would have seriously considered an "L".
Get a suspension&Spring kit, some GT wheels, and some bigger front rotors and the perfomance is essentially the same, just your car is less conspicuous. Also you probably have far more headroom, without the sunroof (something I never use as I am constantly bumping my head into its supports).
As I understand it the 2.2 actually make its power in the more usable RPM ranges, and there is enough torque that Subaru sold this engine with the 3.9 to 1 final drive. (not to mention that the closed deck design of the 2.2 eliminates problems with the cylinder head gaskets).
I will be listening to your sound files as soon as I get a chance.