Well I had a 2004 STi that I bought new in 2004. I had that car for 7 years, had at least a total of 100 passes down the 1/4 mile track. The most reliable car I have ever owned. Never broke down and I beat the hell out of it. Of course I maintained it, I am anal about that stuff. The turbo saw boost of at least 22-25psi and the turbo was still doing fine when I sold it.
I sold it in order to get the BMW. I missed my STi so much and the 6 speed that I went on a search and found a 2005 STi, built motor, custom color, for about $4,000.00 under book. Drove the thing from Southern Cali to Seattle, put it on the boat to Alaska. It was in the mountains of Northern Cali and Oregeon that reminded me why I missed this car.
So BMW is the summer only car, my pride and joy.
Subaru is my winter and traveling car for Alaska. I will also mod it similar to the old STi, but with more power hence the built motor. Below are some pics of the old and new STi.
Old STi - Headlights were custom with a RX330 projector, custom made light shield, clear lens, retrofit completed by LightWerkz (one of the best in the business when it comes to retrofits) BMW will get the clear lens mod and similar paint with Umnitza rings.
New Ride - 05 STi Porsche Atlas Grey