Originally Posted by brocken
If you want fun performance for under $30k why not a WRX?
I've had a few Subaru's and they were all really solid cars. The WRX was one of the most fun cars to drive. A lot of potential there for modding as well if you want to make it handle better or improve acceleration.
I know some people don't like the new styling but it's starting to grow on me.
I really liked my MKIV Gti as well but was frequently frustrated with the front wheel drive and the wheel hop after I chipped it. Definitely nicer inside than the Subaru but not as easy to drive aggressively.
I actually drove in a friends new body style wrx sti a while ago and although it was quick, i just cant give up everything for performance. I didn't like the way it sounded, teh way it felt while driving, fit and finish, interior , exterior, overall i just though of it to be a 12,000 $ car with a good engine