As said already in this post, the RS is what brought the WRX here. PERIOD. Without that car, we would not see the WRX in any form. There is no way the impreza will ever become the next civic, people in this country are too dumb to even realize the benefits of AWD or know about the WRC (why is NASCAR so popular: dumb americans). This is changing, and with that change we will see more performance parts availability and other pluses, don't fret some of the changes are positive. Anything that gets Americans to realize SUV's are just pieces of ****(de-evolution: solid rear axles, etc.) which car manufacturers can make the most $$ off of is GOOD. Look at the rest of the world, are impreza's the civic of the world?? NO. They are just another great, reliable, performance car that has a cult-like following. Don't worry, everything will work out and we'll start to see SICK cars come to our shores that SUBARU helped get here.
Thank you Subaru.