I love how people are throwing in Porsche into this thread.
A WRX STi, sounds nothing like a Porsche. You can't compare a WRX STI to a Porsche. Enough said.
Heres an example. And this is only a CAYMAN S.
Originally Posted by Muffnbluff
The WRX has a unique rumble because the headers are unequal length, if you put on equal length headers the car sounds totally different.
And to the OP...sounds like you're a pretty big douche too, personifying the BMW stereotype of people who think they're better than everyone else.
I own an STi and a BMW, I love both cars for different reasons. Yes, the BMW is way more luxurious and refined. But the STi is just a raw, visceral experience that is a blast to drive. And say what you will about Subarus, my STi has over 40k miles and is putting out 150% of the stock horsepower (380whp), still on the stock clutch. I've never had to take that car in for repairs. My 135i had both tail lights go out in less than 2,000 miles.
You can't say anything about a cars reliablity by saying your 135i has burnt tail lights. Having burnt taillights is hit or miss, not a mechanical error.