Wow people, come on. He clearly stated that he was in charge of the costs of his M/previous car, and he doesnt have an STI yet anyways.
OP, im looking at trading my 335i in for a newish STI hatchback as well. I love the N54 but its gonna take some serious $$$$ to get the car where i want it to be. The STI only needs a coilover/tune, imo. Great brakes/LSD/exterior looks as it is.
Im hoping to test drive an STI soon. Please, let me know what you think!!!