Well folks, i own a 2000 2.5 RS silver. I have a short shifter, bushings, sti tranny mount, cold air intake, stromung exhuast, and borla headers, front strut brace, toyo proxes tires and some other cosmetic mods.... Anyway back to the story. My friend has a 02 silver WRX and he finally let me drive it. Although i do enjoy my car very much, the WRX is quite nice. They feel pretty solid. Although i wasn't that impressed by the low end of the car. My RS is pretty modded and damn fast and has a lot of low end torque. The but hoWRX doesn't wever the top end is faster i do admit. I drov ethe WRX hard that nite and it was fun. It does also feel a little stiffer. However, my car sounds a million times better even though his BOV sounds kina neet. Bottom line, the WRX was nice but i wouldn't trade my car for anything... Looks, sound, sexiness the WRX just cannot compete. Although he may beat me in a race... it wouldn't be by much, didn't feel really much faster than mine, and low end my car would work it. Enjoy having a NOT SO POPULAR impreza!