It's your car you shouldn't be so butthurt about other peoples opinions. Do what you want with it as long as you're not endangering any lives, i.e. street racing a wrx like a moron. Everyone has their own stories but unless you're particularly close to anyone it'll be in one ear out the other. If you go online to where thousands of people log on, expect people to disagree with you. If you don't care for other peoples opinions don't make a public post where others can respond.
BTW I've got an na 2008 Impreza which in 09 I got it for $12.5k with 25k miles so dealers around you must've really marked up the price. Best of luck with your endeavors!