Originally Posted by GetSideways
more money than if you went with an sti????...i guess that depends on where your standing..... i payed 235xx for my wrx and its almost 13.0 with just exhaust and an ecu tune which is faster than most sti's stock b/c subaru owners usually can't drive......500 for ecu plus 650 for used full tb exhaust....ill even throw in a blown tranny for ya 3,500 (new stock) and you can launch it like you stole it...all can be had for less than 30k ....minus not having that avcs that anyone can tune right... from where i sit, im still financially better off.....
Point being is that you can slap on a Green, UTEC, and downpipe on an STi and run 350whp conservatively with no problems without touching the drivetrain.
Even if the wrx is a bit cheaper after the whole ordeal, the sti is going to last longer, have the 6mt, r180 rear end, etc.