Originally Posted by VenomBMW
I know they're not really similar but I'm really starting to like the STI. It's faster than an M3 and is AWD and is half the price. I can easily afford an M3 and have been meaning to buy one but the Subaru WRX STI is really impressing me. I'm thinking buy this and trade my 1er for the M3 convertible (but in January 2012).
Jeans and a sweatshirt are more comfortable and more durable than a nice suit but you still don't see, bankers, doctors, lawyers wearing them to work. Ask yourself why, find the answer and you will have the answer to the WRX/M3 question.
And in stock form, it is not faster.